Hood Mountain Regional Park is located in the Mayacamas Mountains several miles east of Santa Rosa, near the adjacent Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. There are two environmental campsites within the 5,800-acre wilderness park. Hood Mountain Park has awesome hiking opportunities with elevations that range from 650 feet to 2,730 feet at the the top of Hood Mountain, and includes diverse landscapes such as forest covered slopes, canyons, and wide-open meadows. Each of the two environmental campsites at Hood Mountain Regional Park include are in a very private, natural setting. Each campsite has a table, food locker, cleared area for a tent and access to nearby toilet. Campfires and barbecues are not allowed within the park.

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Hood Mountain Regional Park – Bottom Line

The environmental campsites at Hood Mountain Regional Park are great if you are looking for a backpacking camping experience. These campsites are located at different ends of the park and are very isolated; giving you a great wilderness experience while still being fairly close to civilization in Santa Rosa and even San Francisco. The one downside to these campsites is that you cannot have any open flame, except a cooking stove, which means no campfires and no barbecues. Regardless of the campfire restrictions, Hood Mountain Regional Park is a great camping destination that we recommend to people that are looking for more than just a campground.

Hood Mountain Regional Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Environmental, walk-in
Number of Campsites: 2 Campsites
Cost: $30-32/Night, depending on date
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes – $2/dog/night
Fire Rings: No
Drinking Water: No
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Trash/Dumpsters: No
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: No
RV/Trailer Length: N/A
RV/Trailer Amenities: N/A
Cell Phone Service: No
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year round

Getting There

Address: 1450 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, California
Geo Coordinates: 38.450866,-122.573054
Nearest City/Town: Santa Rosa, California
Elevation: 1000 Feet
Location: Sonoma County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes to Park entrance
Proximity to Stores: A couple miles from park entrance
Directions: Head west on CA-12 from Santa Rosa for about 8 miles, turn left on Pythian Road travel for 1 mile. Pythian Road ends at the entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park


Phone:  (707) 539-8092 Facebook:
Web: Sonoma County Parks Twitter:
Reservations: Online Campsite Reservations

When To Go

Late Summer to Fall & Early spring to early summer. Avoid hiking into these campsites in the Summer, as temperatures can easily exceed 100 degrees.

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Image Credits: David A Hoffman

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