Trip Report    

Rock Mountain via Rock Lake

Hike / Snow Scramble from the highway 2 trailhead.

  • Tue, Jul 12, 2022
  • Rock Mountain
  • Scrambling
  • Successful
  • Road rough but passable
  • The very short dirt road to the trailhead is getting pretty rough but if you are careful, most cars can get there.  

    There are a few blowdowns on the trail - none are too difficult.  The trail is brushy in places and the tread is starting to slide in a few spots.

    Snow starts at about 5200' and becomes continuous between 5400 and 6400'.  I used microspikes.  I also used an ice axe in a few places where an uncontrolled slide would have been dangerous.  There is a line of intimidating snow cornice along the ridge between south summit and the true summit, however, once you are near the south summit most of the trail is actually snow free to the true summit.


    Wildflowers are blooming in the meadows below the snow line.  Rock Lake is still frozen over and buried in snow.