Mount Konocti Trail
- This trail is overseen by Lake County, Dept. of Public Services
- No camping or campfires are allowed on the trail.
- Hikers must procure a day pass from the Lake County Dept. of Public Services
HOW TO GET THERE
From Yolo County, Woodland, Davis, take State Highway 20 to Highway 53 south. Turn west on Highway 29 in Lower Lake and follow for 14.2 miles to Kelseyville. In Kelseyville, turn right on Main St then right on Konocti Rd. This becomes a dirt road past the high school. Continue on the road for 2 miles to the lower parking lot, the upper parking lot is 400 feet beyond this. (There is a restroom at this location.)
From Lake County, take Konocti Road 1 mile past the high school where it becomes a dirt road. Continue on the road for 2 miles to the lower parking lot, the upper parking lot is 400 feet beyond this. (There is a restroom at this location.)
THE HIKE ITSELF
Walk around the gate just uphill from the upper parking lot and continue along the road. About 0.1 mile after the gate, take the trail to the left, through the orchard. (The road become private property for this portion of trail – please be respectful and do not trespass). After the orchard, stairs lead the trail up hill to return to the road for remainder of the hike (road is once again public). Views of Clear Lake are visible through the trees during this stretch of the hike.
A restroom is located where the trail turns to the south.
Approximately ¾ of a mile beyond the restroom, take the trail to the right to visit the homestead of Mary Downen. Returning to the road, continue to the last restroom on the hike. The road turns back to the northeast and the fire tower on top of Wright Peak becomes visible. Fantastic views to the east help make this last stretch of the hike more enjoyable.
The peak offers near 360-degree views. Snow Mountain, Mount Lassen, Mount Diablo and Berryessa Peak are visible on clear days. Picnic tables at the top provide a nice place to relax, enjoy lunch, and take in the wonderful views before retracing your steps to the parking lot.
- Fitness: moderate
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