Mount Konocti is a majestic landmark in Lake County, CA that can be seen from almost any point along the Clear Lake shoreline. The name for the enormous mountain that over-looks Clear Lake comes from the Pomo words “Knoktai” taken from “Kno” for mountain and “hatai” for woman, according to historical account. Mount Konocti is a dormant volcano that sits at an elevation of 4,300 feet. Mount Konocti is a multiple volcano. Geologist estimate that the first and mayor eruptions occurred approximately 600,000 years ago, and evidence suggests the most recent volcano activity took place within the last thousand years. However geologist have concluded that much but not all of the volcano has become extinct. The remaining portions of Konocti from which activity could occur are dormant. Konocti is next to a beautiful lake called Clear Lake which is one of the largest most prolific freshwater lakes in the country, Clear Lake is a natural phenomenon born some 2.5 million years ago. Clear Lake is probably the oldest lake in North America since most lakes this old would be natural grasslands instead.
Route Description to Wright Peakthis link gives a very detailed version with everything you need to know.
There are other sub peaks with clearly marked signs at the trailhead giving mileage and directions. Safe to say it's a fairly boring route up a long switchback fire road until the last turn to Wright Peak.
Clear Lake State Park offers a nearby camping option.
Mount Konocti Weather Conditionsclick here.
Conditions are mostly pretty good in the daytime, that’s if you can handle a little cold/wind. It is pretty cold and windy or both in the evenings year-round. So be very prepared for any type of weather on the mountain!
AVERAGE HIGHS LOWS
AVERAGE RAINFALL IS 26 INCHES
AVERAGE HUMIDITY IN WINTER IS 50%
AVERAGE HUMIDITY IN SUMMER/FALL IS 30%
Other Surrounding Mountains/Activities
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Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa -> (((Info.)))
Hiking, bird watching, horseback ridding, and
hunting -> (((Info.)))
Hang gliding-> (((Info.))) 707-275-2361
Sailing/boating-> (((Info.))) & (((More Info.)))
Sport fishing-> (((Info.)))
Wineries-> (((Info.))) & (((More Info.)))
Casinos-> (((Info.))) & (((More Info.)))
Golfing, cycling, and any other information go to LakeCounty.com.
State Park reservations 1-800-444-PARK
-OTHER NEARBY MOUNTAINS-
Black Butte - 7,448 ft <-Glenn County!
Mt Saint Helena East - 4,200+ ft <-Napa County!
Cobb Mtn west slope - 4,480+ ft <-Sonoma County!
Cobb Mountain - 4,722 ft <-Lake County!
Snow Mountain West - 7,056 ft <-Lake County!
Snow Mountain East - 7,040+ ft<-Colusa County!
Anthony Peak - 6,954 ft <-Medocino County!
Little Blue Peak - 3,120+ ft <-Yolo County
Click the links for mountain information: (((Snow Mountain East))) & (((Cobb Mountain)))
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