Rock Mountain via Snowy Creek


Day Hike - Rock Mountain via Snowy Creek

Forests, amazing meadows and steep terrain characterize this nature trip.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,250 ft

7:30 am at the 65th Street Park and Ride.

This is a vigorous naturalist hike with frequent stops to discuss wildflowers, birds and anything we see of interest.  We will keep a healthy & vigorous pace between stops with the intent gaining significant altitude.  However, a co-leader may stay with some  at the lower meadow to explore.  Others can head up the very steep trail to more open & amazing meadows & a multitude of plants.  Reaching the top of Rock Mountain is not mandatory.

Bring binoculars, hand lens & Id books & apps.


Rock Mountain via Snowy Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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