Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 02/01/2018

Hood Mountainís Los Alamos Road entrance now open



On Jan. 20, Sonoma County Regional Parks reopened the Los Alamos Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park.

The park has been closed since the October 2017 wildfires swept across the Mayacamas Mountains. Large sections of the park burned, though flames spared the northern portion of the park accessed from Los Alamos Road.

The Los Alamos reopening restores access to destinations such as Wildcat, Santa Rosa and Azalea creeks, Homestead Meadow, Hood Mountain Trail, and the McCormick Addition of adjacent Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

The southern half of the park, accessed via trail connections at Hood Mountain summit or from the parkís Pythian Road entrance, is closed indefinitely due to fire impacts. The burned hillsides above Pythian Road pose a significant mudslide threat. Retaining walls, culverts and bridges need to be repaired and hazard trees need to be further assessed before that portion of the park can reopen.

For visitors to the Los Alamos Road side of the park, the Hood Mountain Trail is open to the connection with Panorama Ranch Trail near the park summit. However, access to the summit and to Gunsight Rock is closed and only .2 miles of the Panorama Ranch Trail is open west of Hood Mountain Trail.

In the upper Hood Mountain Trail/Panorama Ranch Trail area, hikers will see some impacts of the fire, including firebreaks cut into the parkís pygmy forest. Hikers should be aware the climb to this area from Los Alamos Road is about 3 miles one-way and is strenuous.



Recently Published:

05/15/2018 - Fatal accident on Sonoma Hwy.
05/15/2018 - Glen Ellen Church Pastor departing
05/15/2018 - Rebuilding permits work in progress
05/15/2018 - Cannabis dispensary proposed for Oakmont
05/15/2018 - Kenwood water tests come up clean
05/15/2018 - Not something you see every day...
05/15/2018 - Lawmakers, administrators discuss SDC future
05/15/2018 - SVCAC agenda all about cannabis
05/15/2018 - Human factor is the wildcard in health of local mountain lions
05/15/2018 - A celebration of SDCís residents, legacy
05/01/2018 - Glen Ellen Telegram May 1, 2018
05/01/2018 - Decked out in Earth Day finery
05/01/2018 - Plan ahead for Kenwood 4th of July Celebrations
05/01/2018 - Getting their hands dirty
05/01/2018 - Kicking off 'The Year of Sonoma Mountain'

Community Calendar

Spann to talk red wine at SIR #53
05/23/2018
more...
Deadwood Desperado, or A Mother's Grief,
05/25/2018
more...
Forest Therapy walk
05/26/2018
more...
Late spring hike at JLSP
05/26/2018
more...
Oakmontís 16th Annual Car Show
05/26/2018
more...
Deadwood Desperado, or A Mother's Grief,
05/27/2018
more...
Memorial Day family hike
05/28/2018
more...
Funky Fridays
06/01/2018
more...
La Luz and GE Forum team up for free community dinner
06/03/2018
more...
Special Calabazas hike with Bill & Dave
06/09/2018
more...
GE Fire Associationís Dinner Dance
06/30/2018
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2