Goodspeed-Nattkemper Trail to Mount Hood Peak

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Goodspeed-Nattkemper Trail to Mount Hood Peak is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kenwood, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2326 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Great scenic hike! I took my 6 & 8 year old. Both grumbled a bit about 3/4 of the way up but they eventually made it. One of the most beautiful hikes in sonoma county. A few water falls and rivers along the way to dip your feet in. BEWARE though. Rattlesnakes are more prevalent here then other local trails. We saw 2 this time. One directly in the middle of the trail about 3ft long. Then we saw a smaller one on a stone on the way back. Be very aware of what's in front of you.

hiking
11 days ago

Great training hike for the mountains. Also, can be enjoyed as a longer day with a descent down to Pythian then back up and over.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked the Goodspeed-to-Gunsight Rock and Hood Mountain on 7-1-2017. The hike to Goodspeed-Nattkemper Bench was moderate, and enjoyed a lot of different terrain. From the Bench to Gunsight Rock and Hood Mountain was very rocky and really makes you work. This trail really pulls it out of you. If you're into an endurance hike, with different terrain, this is for you. Beautiful views, water streams, and good work out!

Per my Garmin: 8.2 miles/ 5 hours/ Gain: 2,300

For this time of year - would recommend large waters and start hike early in the morning - some spots not as much shade, and can get toasty.

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hiking
2 months ago

Spot on workout for a half day hike.
Bring several liters of fluid if starting in the afternoon during Summer. Few people on the trail & all friendly.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice hike. The Sugarloaf part was calm and peaceful with slight elevation but when you pass into the Mount Hood side, that is where the work begins! There was some tough terrain and pretty good inclines but the view from Gunshot (?) Point is INCREDIBLE!!!!! You definitely need GOOD HIKING SHOES when coming down. Another way to get to Gunshot Point is from the Hood Mountain Trail which is a longer hike without as much sites visually coming up. Either way, its a great workout and that view..... Heaven! :) I spent an hour just laying in the sun on a rock, it was my birthday present to myself!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Love it!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

One of the best wine country hikes, been coming here a long time. Absolutely stunning views from gunsight rock!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This is a fantastic short day-hike. We took the trail to Gunsight Rock and summited there. It took 4 hours in/back at moderate pace, with several stops. The flowers in bloom, the waterfalls flowing, and the grass greener than ever, who could ask for more!
My only qualm of the day is the observation of people blatantly ignoring the "NO DOGS" on trails rules in which Sugarloaf SP makes very clear. I counted 8 dogs today, most roaming unleashed. It's disruptive not only to wildlife & habitat but also to others trying to commune with nature. There are PLENTY of dog friendly trails in Central/Northern CA! This is not one of them.
Aside from that, it was a lovely peaceful hike.

6 months ago

6 months ago