Wright Peak Summit Trail

HARD 19 reviews

Wright Peak Summit Trail is a 7.6 mile out and back trail located near Kelseyville, CA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

7.6 miles 2084 feet Out & Back

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A steady 1,649-ft. climb along a winding dirt road through open brush, past mature orchards, under towering oak forests to reveal stunning views from Wright Peak, elevation 4,299 feet at the top of Mount Konocti. Views of Mt. St. Helena, the remote Snow Mountain Region, and - on a clear day - the Sutter Buttes and Mount Lassen from the Cal Fire Tower during docent led tours. Highlights include: - Historic cabin site - Ancient maul oaks - Distant mountain vistas - Panoramic lake views - Volcanic peaks - Apple and walnut orchards Please note: No fires or smoking are allowed on Mount Konocti.

29 days ago

2 months ago

After a long drive up a dirt and gravel road, you reach the parking lot with a well maintained restroom. Then you take the hiking path that leads several hundred feet through private property, but the area you are allowed on is well marked to ensure hikers remain in the designated area.
Overall difficulty of the hike is moderate with a few more challenging parts, comparable to the RLS trail up to St. Helena.
Views are decent. I've seen better and I've seen worse. The highlight is the view of the lake.
Took me about an hour and 15 to get to the summit, which included a few stops along the way to read the informational signs. Jogged down in about 35 minutes.
Not my absolute favorite, but a pretty good hike. I would do it again.

5 months ago

Grandest view around the lake. It says no dogs, but most people bring them anyway. Which is OK with me. I love dogs. Trips at different times of the year will offer different things to be admired.

hiking
5 months ago

The incline can get tough, but the trail is well maintained and very easy going. Shades spots along the whole trail make it easy for frequent breaks. Great hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Moderate cool shady and beautiful.

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail, but would not say hard. Hiked up slowly in 1:07 and ran back down in 33 minutes. Loved the little bit of history that you learn from the informational boards. Definitely taking my kids up here.

hiking
8 months ago

Solid, enjoyable hike with great views! Well marked and maintained, but we wish dogs were allowed :-(

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing hike with breathtaking views! It is a bit steep the majority of the way up but definitely worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

It was an awesome hike with a beautiful view! Easy to follow the fire road all the way up and not a terrible climb getting to the top of wright. Although it was a little cloudy, it was neat hiking through the canyon oak grove portion when it was filled with fog. Cool history throughout the trail and well marked. Got a little chilly at the top, but the hike to the top took us about 1 1/2 hours, 3 hours total.

hiking
10 months ago

Great little trail. About 3-4 hours round tip. Did this the day after a winter storm blew through.
Easy drive up the dirt road to the parking area (shouldn't be an issue unless you've lowered your car).
Trail is an almost unrelenting (yet only moderate) incline on a wide fire road.
Everything on the top half of the trail was beautiful frosted with ice/snow. Awesome views of Clear Lake from the summit, though the wind at the top makes for intense windchill.

hiking
1 year ago

Good trail

hiking
1 year ago

awesome trail, wish i lived in the area. well marked. great veiw, worth the climb.

hiking
1 year ago

Best trail ever!

Went there on a Monday around 10am and got down at 5pm. There's shade on the side of the paved trail for you don't have to always be in sun.

The elevation gets tough and the air get a bit thin but I stayed in the summit for a while so you'll get use to it.

Make sure to have grip in your shoes when going down. I slid a lot. Tiny rocks are very slicky.

People are nice around there. Passed 4 people and they all smiled and said hello.

The summit was my favorite part. Don't stay on the tables. Go out onto the rocks. You'll get hit by some branches but it'll be worth the view. Nice to rock balance as well *stack stack stack

I'd do it every month if I lived around here.

hiking
1 year ago

Tough

hiking
1 year ago

I love this mountian , it is always there to humble me and lift me up high. You wont be sorry you climbed this one.

1 year ago

it's a great hike and workout. I have one friend who walks it once a week and another who trains for ultra beast jogging up the mountain. it's not an incredibly easy hike. it's quite steep. If begun at the gate to the top it's 3 miles up and 3 miles back down so a 6 mile hike all together. you can walk it in an hour or less or take your time. it really gets the heart pumping. enjoy the views and bring good company, it's a trail you don't want to miss.

2 years ago

Great trail. Scenic views. Bathrooms clean. Good signs.

hiking
2 years ago

Great hike, amazing view

3 years ago

Amazing trail, with amazing views. Very clean restrooms along the way. Nice parking area, steep terrain. A view you don't want to miss, very peaceful.