Buckingham Peak south slope

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Buckingham Peak south slope
Created On: Feb 25, 2014
Last Edited On: Feb 26, 2014


East from Buckingham Peak
East over Clear Lake from Buckingham Peak
Buckingham Peak, 3,967', is the northern most peak on Mt. Konocti. It rises directly above Clear Lake. This route is a very simple straight forward walk up on the Konocti Road to a clearing with summit towers. The views to the east stretch across the southeast portion of the lake all the way to the Cortina Ridge which rises above Sacramento Valley. The views to the north and west are limited by trees and brush.
The bulk of Mt. Konocti dominates to the south.

There is also an off-shoot road going to the right about 1/4 mile from the top of Buckingham that has much better views to the southeast and Mt. Konocti's north face.

Getting There

Konocti Road up Buckingham Peak
Konocti Road up Buckingham Peak
From just off Hwy. 29 on the south side of Clear Lake take the Kelseyville exit Main Street. Go north .35 of a mile. Turn right on Konocti Road 1 mile until it turns into a dirt road. Continue up the mountain 2 miles to the lower parking lot. Another parking lot is located 400 ft. up the road.

Route Description

East from Buckingham Peak
East from Buckingham Peak
Go to the left on the road from the parking lot through the gate turnstile.The sign and distance to the peak are posted there. After a short distance you pass through an orchard and up to the Konocti road. Follow the road 1.5 miles to the junction where the bathroom building sits off to the right. Take the Konocti Road to the left anf follow it .8 mile to the summit of Buckingham Peak.

Essential Gear

Stumped again!
Sufficiently dressed.
Northwest from the Konocti Road
Sufficient clothing for the weather. Maybe a snack or lunch. Bring plenty of water in summer and sunscreen. Lake County can get very hot in summer.