To access the park take Main St. in Kelseyville to Konocti Rd/County Rd 518. After about a mile the road will turn to dirt and continue for the next 3 miles. Don't let the dirt road turn you away! This is one of the best maintained dirt roads I have ever used, I easily made it to the trail head in my Girlfriend's Mazda 6. After you pass the entrance sign you will see a parking and picnic area to your right, you can park there or continue on to the parking area with a restroom just up the road on the left.
Buckingham Peak or right to Wright Peak. The hike to Buckingham is perhaps slightly easier with less of an elevation gain. Also I am told there are some interesting rock formations near Buckingham peak. I took the right to Wright peak, the top of the mountain, my testosterone forced me to choose this trail. Must stand on top of mountain (caveman voice).
Jump over to part 2 for Buckingham Peak.
A short distance up the Wright Peak trail the vegetation changes and you will find yourself in an oak grove. There is another intersection with a short spur trail that can take you to an old homestead site. Just beyond the oak grove is another restroom, here the trail curves around the back of the mountain and you get your first look toward the cites of Clearlake, Lower Lake and a view of Mt. St. Helena. As you continue on there is another spur trail this one to Howard Peak, the second highest peak of the mountain. At this point you have one last push to reach the top.
Once on the Summit of Mt. Konocti the view is beautiful. To the north-north-east you can see Sanhedrin and Hull mountain. To the north Goat Mountain and Snow Mountain, the highest point in Lake County. To the east you can see peaks on the Cortina Ridge in Colusa County and Blue Ridge in Yolo county (and on a clear day the Sierra foothills). To the south Mt. St. Helena in Napa, Sonoma and Lake county, and Boggs and Cobb Mountain in Lake county. Finally to the north east Cow Mountain and Mendo Rock on the border of Mendocino County.
Overall this hike was a little harder than I had expected although the reward was a magnificent view. The view is not as unobstructed as the video makes it look, I had to move around the peak to get the composite 360°. This is a good hike in spring or fall. In winter the peaks may have snow on them and in summer temperatures can be in the 100°'s, additionally the park may close due to high fire danger. Also this is rattlesnake country and there is no water on the mountain. One last thing, the trail is extremely well marked, if you use Google maps it shows the road a little off of where it is don't worry about it just follow the signs. I have included some links for additional resources and historical info.
Again I have tagged this post with both horse trails and mountain bike labels, while these are future planned uses of the park currently they require a special use permit for all non-hiking activities, (707) 262-1618.
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