Hood Mountain Trail to Panoramic Ranch Trail Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Rosa, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a full on workout for this out of shape hiker. But a great family day with my wife and two of my four kids. Plenty to see and the trail is pretty well marked.
Great hike! Steep, but worth the climb to gunsight rock!!! Beautiful views.
Decent day hike, definitely recommend going all the way to the gun site overlook, great views of the valley.
Challenging hike for me, I'm 67,but well worth the effort. Wonderful views.
great exercise. there are deer and mountain lions. I don't have much survival instincts so I wasn't very prepared for seeing mountain lions. I wish I would have known there were some in the area so i could research and be better prepared. i went on the goodspeed trail and saw it within the first mile. Be prepared yall. also, It was over 90° & it was pretty rough. I would suggest going in that heat.
Good exercise and dogs are allowed but not my favorite of Hood Mountain
Have done many hikes at Hood Mt, favorites are gunsight rock and grandmother oak on to Red Hill
The majority of this trail is a steep ascent through heavy forest with no views. It's not particularly enjoyable as larger parts are just fire road. The old homestead meadow is a nice break spot. The gem is that view from Gunsight. The extension from the summit of Mount Hood (which is treed and has no views) out to Gunsight is rocky and tricky in spots. It's well worth it though for the view.
I'm a regular trail runner and I did this trail on a relatively moderate temp day. It was too hard to actually run up. There is a lot of trail mixing with road at first. Once you get about 2 miles up, it's a lot of nice wooded trails and much easier to run.
My husband and I hiked hood mountain we had a great hike it has a nice view! It wasn't too bad we consider it moderate
Tough! Great views.
I'm hooked! other trails just aren't enough after conquering this beast. bring plenty of water.
Amazing view from Gunsight Rock and a fun, challenging climb to get there!
Surprising that there is no trail on alltrails.com for the hike to Gunsight Rock in Hood Mountain Regional Park, Santa Rosa. There isn't much shade on this trail so bring lots of water and a snack or two, and make sure you are headed up to the summit on a clear day. We headed out in April and it was a little cloudy at the top but you could see all of Santa Rosa and Sonoma and all the way out to where the ocean met the sky! 2000 vertical feet to reach the summit, and then head about another .75 miles to Gunsight Rock!