Hood Mountain Regional Park

Kenwood, California

22 September 2005

Photos by Neil Mishalov

A map of the park's LOCATION

A map of the park's TRAIL'S (pdf)

The park consists of 1,450 acres of wilderness. Mount Hood, at 2,730 feet, is the highest peak in the Mayacama Mountain range. This was an out-and-back hike to the summit of Mount Hood and a side trip to "Gunsite Rock." The hike started in Sugarloak Ridge State Park, and shortly thereafter the trail entered Hood Mountain Regional Park. Distance: 7 miles. Climb: 2,525 feet. Time on trail: 4 hours, 45 minutes.

Topographic Map of the Area with a GPS Tracked Route Superimposed

Hike data gathered with a Garmin 60C GPS RECEIVER

Topographic mapping program for Macintosh OSX by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Satellite Photo Map of the Area with a GPS Tracked Route Superimposed

TerraBrowser satellite mapping program for Macintosh OSX by CHIMOOSOFT

GPS track converter by GPSBABEL

Panoramic view looking south, during the climb to the summit of Mount Hood.

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Panoramic view taken from "Gunsite Rock." Looking west, with views of Kenwood, Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon, Sonoma Mountain, Santa Rosa and Jack London State Historical Park.

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Photographs were taken with a Canon S50 camera

Images and Text Copyright © by Neil Mishalov


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Mount Hood straight ahead. Photo taken at the intersection of Adobe Canyon Road and Highway 12 The majority of this hike took place in Hood Mountain Regional Park. I began the hike, however, in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park On the climb to the summit
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Looking west towards Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Jack London State Historical Park and Sonoma Mountain Going up
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Some of the slopes were steep Kenwood and Sonoma Mountain Looking south down the Valley of the Moon
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Ranches and vineyards Manzanita On the summit of Mount Hood looking west towards Santa Rosa, and the Pacific Ocean under the fog
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Neil on the summit The uninspiring summit of Mount Hood (2,730 feet). My guess is that there was a fire lookout station located here in the past Mount Saint Helena
Gunsite Rock

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