Sunday, April 29, 2018

Most of Hood Mountain Regional Park re-opened

Pythian park entrance open to the public

Hood Mountain Regional Park
Hood Mountain Regional Park Pythian entrance

The Tubbs fire caused the closing of most of Rincon Valley's parks.  The parks are slowing opening back up and returning to normal.  Most of Annadel is open, and County Parks has just opened up the Pythian entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park (previously only Los Alamos was open).  

Hood Mountain Regional Park is one of my favorite parks.  Rarely crowded, and a great workout!  Climbing up to Gun Sight Rock is a mandatory hike for any North Bay hiking enthusiast. 
Panoramic view from Gun Sight Rock looking over the Valley of the Moon

When hiking at Hood Mountain Regional Park, remember:
  • Bring plenty of water
  • Bring a trail map, maps are not always available in the parking lot.  Trail Map
  • Bring a whistle or other safety signaling device

Hikers are asked to stay out of Merganser and Blue Heron ponds area until further notice.  

Park Rules:
  • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Dogs on leash okay
  • Water available in parking lot only
  • No smoking/fires
  • No camping
  • Parking fee required
  • No motorized vehicles
  • More park info: Web page

Watch out for:
  • Rattlesnakes
  • Poison Oak
  • Mountain lions
  • Heat injuries
  • Hiking is Moderate to Strenuous
Hood Mt has spectacular views of the Sonoma Valley, it also has some of best wildflowers and local views.
A carpet of wildflowers Orchard Meadow Trail

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
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