Gunsight Rock Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Gunsight Rock Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Rosa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1696 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

To get to the trail head take Sonoma highway 12 to Los Alamos road. Take the Goodspeed trail marked on the left side of the road. You will go over a foot bridge then double track along the creek and upward. As you ascend there are views of the Sonoma Valley (Kenwood and Glen Ellen), the trail skirts the creek and crosses it again, then turns into single track, you will leave the cover of the forest and walk a narrow path along the side of the mountain, at the top of this climb the trail veers to the left to Gunsight rock. Once at the top you will find panoramic valley views and of course Gunsite rock at your feet.

hiking
3 days ago

These directions are incorrect!!! This map is wrong.
To take the Goodspeed Trail, you must take Adobe Canyon Road. Park on the left side shortly after you enter Sugar Loaf Park. The Goodspeed Trail takes you to Gunsight Rock overlook as well as Mt. Hood summit. Round trip is about 7.5 miles and the hike is quite steep.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing view on a clear day. Worth the trek

4 months ago

Be ready for a good workout. View is stunning

hiking
6 months ago

worth the effort !!! date day hike with the husband !