Lead a hiking group
I did this one in a pouring rain storm. The park staff weren't quite sure I was sane.
Nice start to the new year. 50# pack made it a bit more fun!
Sonoma Mountain HP in the AM and Hood Mountain in the PM - each roughly 7 miles, 2000 feet of gain and 3 hours. Good day! Someone cut a hole in the barbed wire fence at the park boundary so its easy to get to the summit. Giant rock cairn is easy to spot on flat summit. Trip report is HERE
A pleasant winter hike.
...to hop the fence and find the register on private land. I figure the boundary was close enough.
The redwoods are great... but watch out for the altitude as you approach the summit here... If anyone in your group experiences any signs (nausea, vomiting, dizziness, pins and needles, general malaise, headache, etc...) head down immediately. Either that or lay off the wineries.
Beautiful day, sunny, clear, good view of Mt st. Helena. Defenitely will hike again
through some private prop on the way up. The summit is a big old field of grass. It was back around '95
This hike is in our backyard, we live in Sonoma. Got to trail later than we(wife) planned and the State Park closes at 5 so we had to hustle. This hike (9.5 miles) can be done is less than 3 hours pretty easily, it is only the last several hundred yards that are a little steep. 70 degree temp., clear, very beautiful trail but the summit is boring. Great view of Mount St. Helena
Summit is flat, but free of trees.
Nice redwoods in a beautiful park. The last quarter mile to the summit through foxtails sucks. Trip Report
Couldn't ask for better weather. A nice day.
Dayhiked from the parking area. Summit is really flat, making for average views.
I have forgotten now nice of a place this is. Time to read The Star Rover again, my all time favorite Jack London book.
This is a nice hike through a beautiful state park.