North over Clear Lake from Wright Peak
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 4,299 feet. Mount Konocti is a multiple volcano. Geologist estimate that the first and mayor eruptions occurred approximately 350,000 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.
South from Wright 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 to Wright Peak and others
From Clear Lake
Sign at the trail head
Fire road trail up Mt. Konocti
I could write in a trail description but the one in this 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 Howard and Wright Peak where the view opens to the south.
It is 6 miles round trip and 1,650' gain to Wright Peak.
This sign gives you the red tape info. Click to enlarge.
Mt. Konocti from Clear Lake
Clear Lake State Park offers a nearby camping
Mount Konocti Weather Conditions
Clear Lake sunset
For current weather and 5 day forecast click 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
Sunstreams on Mt. Konocti
Mt. Konocti from Hogback Ridge to the northwest
Mt. Konocti from Bottle Rock Road to the southwest.
-ACTIVITIES IN THE MOUNT KONOCTI AREA-
(Click on the (((Info.))) links to get more information)
Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa -> (((Info.)))
Hiking, bird watching, horseback ridding, and
hunting -> (((Info.)))
Hang gliding-> (((Info.)))
& (((More Info.)))
Sport fishing-> (((Info.)))
& (((More Info.)))
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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 - 4,343+ ft <-Napa County!
Cobb Mtn west slope - 4,480+ ft <-Sonoma County!
Cobb Mountain - 4,706 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)))
Mt. Konocti from High Valley Ridge northeast side of Clear Lake