Gunsight Rock and Mount Hood Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Gunsight Rock and Mount Hood Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog 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.

10 days ago

hard hike but the view at the top is super worth it...on a clear day you can see sf. pretty views along the way too...bring lots of water

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28 days ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

What Winky said is true. I've hiked this trail several times & it is a butt kicker! The down is harder than the up, but the views are gorgeous.

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2 months ago

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6 months ago

Amazing view on a clear day. Worth the trek

7 months ago

Be ready for a good workout. View is stunning

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9 months ago

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