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Hood Mountain Regional Park

Outing

Overview

  • Directions

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  • Distance

    5.5 miles

Stewardships

Description

A vigorous uphill trip begins at CA 12 and follows Hood Creek through forests and meadows, past several ponds, and then climbs to the top of 2,730-foot Hood Mountain for distant views. After the first mile, the 2017 Nuns Fire burned through most of the trail corridor.

  • From: Highway 12
  • To: Hood Mountain Summit in Kenwood
  • Length: 5.5 miles one-way (plus 5.5-mile return to trailhead; alternate return route possible)
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,950 feet/200 feet one-way
  • Accessibility: Hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers

(This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads, and more, buy the book from Wilderness Press. For more resources to plan your trip, visit our Trail Tools page.)