Hood Mountain Trail to Panoramic Ranch Trail Loop

HARD 35 reviews

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.

6.3 miles 2117 feet Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

3 days ago

Love it. Low traffic, challenging trail with a great outlook. Make sure you go to the outlook though ... we got lost and looped around. Should have used AllTrails...

hiking
1 month ago

had a great date day hike with the husband here. it had some tough spots but in all a great hike !!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Steep, but worth the climb to gunsight rock!!! Beautiful views.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent day hike, definitely recommend going all the way to the gun site overlook, great views of the valley.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

Challenging hike for me, I'm 67,but well worth the effort. Wonderful views.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Good exercise and dogs are allowed but not my favorite of Hood Mountain

5 months ago

Have done many hikes at Hood Mt, favorites are gunsight rock and grandmother oak on to Red Hill

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Tough! Great views.

1 year ago

I'm hooked! other trails just aren't enough after conquering this beast. bring plenty of water.