5.5 miles one way (plus 5.5 mile return to trailhead; alternative return route possible)
From: CA 12
To: Hood Mountain Summit in Kenwood
A vigorous uphill trip begins at CA 12 and follows Hood Creek through forests and meadows, past several ponds, and then climbs to the top of 2,730-foot Hood Mountain for distant views. After the first mile, the 2017 Nuns Fire burned through most of the trail corridor.
Elevation Gain/Loss 1,950 feet/200 feet one-way
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This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.
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