South Coast Striders Hike – Rocky Peak
The Really Tough Hike: Reg Pullen will lead us on an exploration of this little known area of high rocky ridgeline habitat with views that reach from the Pacific Ocean to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. This 2.3 mile section of the old Asa Carey trail (circa.1870) climbs 1300 feet to a rocky outcropping at 3029 feet. 4.6 mile round trip.
The full hike up to Rocky Peak has some very steep grades and is rated most difficult.
The Less Difficult Hike: You will have the option to cover the first moderate to difficult portion of the Rocky Peak trail for some nice views and some interesting flora. We will stop at an overlook for lunch. You can rest or do a little exploring in some of the nearby meadows and wooded areas and then we follow our new and “Kinder” path that the local deer were taking back up to the road before returning to the trailhead for a total of 3 miles.
Car pool/caravan site: 8:00am leave Coos Bay Visitor Center or 9:30am leave Battle Rock Visitor Center in Port Orford then caravan to trailhead.
Arrive 15 minutes early for sign in and hike information. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to come! Short hikes have an average pace of 2mph and last 2.5 -3.5 hrs while long hikes average 2-3mph pace and can last 3-6 hours. Bring lunch and water and raingear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy waterproof boots.
For more information call Bay Area Hospital at 541-269-8077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org