Hike Gunsight Rock

7.8 miles 2400 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Hailey Hermann

A half-day hike with steep elevation gain and views of beautiful Sonoma County vineyards.

Hike to Gunsight Rock through Hood Mountain Regional Park to get a view overlooking Sonoma and Napa Valley. In order to get to the trailhead take Highway 12 to Los Alamos Rd, the road will then turn into Timberline Dr, this will take you to the trailhead. There is a parking fee of $8.

From the parking area, go over the foot bridge and follow the creek upward. When you reach the fire road, cross the road. At one point you must cross a creek while on Goodspeed Trail which has very little water in it. You can use either the big rocks or fallen tree to cross. The path then turns into one single dusty path with some occasional steep and rocky parts.

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about 1 year ago

One of the best in the area

Im a bit confused about the description listed- everything is correct until the Goodspeed trail is mentioned, this trail follows the south/west section of the mountain, while the directions should have you begin on the north side of the mountain. Regardless, the trail up is gorgeous, but this a big hike to accomplish for a beginner. It has many switchbacks after following the Santa Rosa creek for a mile-ish, and those switchbacks are hot and exposed. They are also quite, quite steep, and the footing can get a bit loose so bring solid footwear. Following the switchbacks, youll find the fire road described. Taking a left here will bring you to private property, while a right will follow the fire road towards a fork that can continue up, or bring you to the Pythian trailhead. If you continue straight through this fire road it becomes VERY narrow singletrack, with low brush surrounding/poking you. Stay focused and it will eventually break out into the summit

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