Press release from the Sonoma County Regional Parks:
LOS ALAMOS ROAD ENTRANCE TO HOOD MOUNTAIN REGIONAL PARK CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
The Los Alamos Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park will be closed for construction from Wednesday, Sept. 26, through early December.
Regional Parks is contracting with Bouthillier’s Construction of Willits to repair a park driveway damaged by the 2005 New Year’s Eve flood. The $756,119 project includes a 335-foot-long retaining wall and is entirely funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California Emergency Management Agency. Construction is tentatively scheduled for completion by Dec. 7. When finished, the parking lot and trailhead will reopen for easy access to the Homestead Meadow, Santa Rosa Creek and Azalea Creek areas.
Regional Parks maintains two entrances to Hood Mountain. The northern portion of the park is accessed from Los Alamos Road, and the park’s central and western sections are accessed from Pythian Road. The entrance at 1450 Pythian Road is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Hood Mountain Regional Park is 1,750 acres in the Mayacamas Mountains, five miles southeast of Santa Rosa. The park offers miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding as well as picnic spots, fishing, and environmental camping. The summit reaches 2,730 feet, and the Gunsight Rock overlook is a popular trek for dramatic views of the Sonoma Valley.
For more information, visit sonomacountyparks.org.