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.
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|
|Dogs Allowed:||Yes – $2/dog/night|
|Cell Phone Service:||No|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year round|
|Address:||1450 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, California|
|Nearest City/Town:||Santa Rosa, California|
|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|
Maps & Brochures
|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.