The trail mostly runs over open grassy hillsides, although in summer it’s not quite as hot as might be expected since it’s across from the Golden Gate. The dobbins grade trail was a little mucky I only got my foot wet once. Just ahead, the Rocky Ridge Trail splits into two branches. The trail descends into a basin and drops into two pleasantly shady ravines, the second of which has a little creek. Pack a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. Click map to show all trails and roads Be sure to walk about .4 miles further in the harvest road (completely flat) to get the incredible view. This is the most enjoyable part of the hike and also one of the few relatively level, easy parts. Trail Ridge Road is closed during the winter, and often remains closed until late spring or early summer depending on the snowpack. Little view as you hike up but *Very important* when you get to the top keep going until it spits you out onto the road. To follow the trail in a clockwise direction, turn left, leaving the gravel road, and follow a … Whitestone Springs Spur Trail is a one way route to the historic location of Whitestone Springs. Trail doesn’t seem like much until you basically go straight up the side of the mountain, bring plenty of water and be prepared for a tough climb. See my recording for the loop. Additional trail mileage will be included in future plans. I couldn't find either of the marked overlooks (heard they were overgrown) and the trail on the back side of the mountain doesn't have a sign like the others so I wasn't sure about the enterance for a while. It was not easy but there were a lot of vistas where you will be happy to stop and catch your breath. Great trail if you want a difficult work out, marked really well. Download the free Soberanes Point topo map. Hikers can begin at the Roaring Brook or Chapel Pond trailheads to begin this hike. It’s steep in places; a good training hike if that’s what you’re looking for. 1.9 miles from lookout. They girls had riden once before and were looking forward to their second trail ride. Very visible marked. Rocky Ridge Trail is a 7.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Caldwell, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. This was a tough hike (lots of steep downhill coming down) but my dog and I enjoyed it. The trail switchbacks down the hill, briefly joining a dirt road. This off-road park offers a wide variety of trails for all skill levels. If you start from the forest office the trail isn't really marked. Total loop miles 8.0 and I did it in 3.5 hours. In the Greenbrier State Forest map this named Rocky Ridge Trail. To start the hike, sign in with your EBMUD permit number and proceed through the gate. Prime attractions are the picnic pavilions, multi-use trails and scenic views of the Susquehanna Valley. A $10 annual EBMUD pass is required to use this trail. It's about a 3 mile round trip from the trail junction with more than 1,450 feet of ascent. Be prepared for the steep uphill. I could see The Greenbrier. The Rocky Ridge Trail is one of the most well used—and well-developed—trails in the Seldovia area. The prime attractions for this park are picnic pavilions, multi-use trails, and scenic views of the Susquehanna Valley. The Rocky Ridge Trail at the Dolly Sods Wilderness in Tucker County, West Virginia is a moderate 3 mile one-way trail that runs along the northwest corner of the wilderness. Have fun! Remarkably, between here and Rocky Ridge there aren’t any signs of development other than a few houses, the ranching roads, and some distant views of the Bay Area. You can make a loop if you go back down hill using Young’s Nature trail. If you're setting out on a full Soberanes Canyon Loop, taking this trail first will allow you to complete the loop clockwise. Rocky Ridge County Park is a traditional picnic/ recreational area. The way down was tough, since all the leaves were on the ground-- making the path slippery. Challenging climb. Rocky Ridge was acquired in 1968, making it the first county park. One of the overlooks has been cleared and is beautiful. At the road make a LEFT and that will take you to the overlook. The trial is very muddy at the beginning and there are about 4 streams to cross so make sure you wear waterproof shoes! The Ridge trail is steep and rocky, you will gain 3000 ft of elevation over 3 miles. Water is essential. Part of the Oakland Hills and Pleasanton Ridge trail map from Redwood Hikes Press (second edition, 2019). The Rocky Ridge Trail is a scenic 5.54 mile trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. It runs through open grasslands for a while. I highly recommend ankle supporting hiking boots, and plenty of water! Trail is well marked throughout. From parking to overlook was 3 miles. They were thrilled! It is perched on a rock-strewn hilltop northwest of Hellam which is one of the first places the county's original settlers established homes. Rocky Ridge bears off of Foster Mill just past the Kelsey Creek Bridge crossing. We had to cross a few streams at the beginning of the hike, so definitely bring the proper footwear! If the road has been recently graded it can be wide and dusty and unpleasantly rough. The normal route for Rocky Peak Ridge is to start from the E up and over Blueberry Cobbles and Bald Peak and then along the open ridge to the summit. The trail is moderately easy the first mile. Went in early November, the view was okay. As soon as you enter the park you can park across the road from gift/ information booth. The rock cuts left by wagon wheels are among the most dramatic trail remnants remaining on the westward emigrant trails. There are some nice views over the East Bay hills. All in all about 6 + miles. Either way, you'll arrive just 0.2 mile from the top of Giant before descending steeply to a col between the two peaks, after which it climbs to the summit of Rocky Peak Ridge. Very challenging trail. Be the toughest ride in town & off road with our custom trucks and lifted 4x4 trucks. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Experts only. Jessica nailed it. The trip down probably takes less than half the time it takes to make it up. 30, off Mt. Parts of the trail are rocky and several sections are quite steep. Ninety percent of this 750 acre park is a mature mixed oak forest. Fun hike. The rocky ridge trail had some very awesome views. Posted in Dolly Sods Wilderness, Moderate Hikes, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia | Tagged Alder Run, backpacking, Blackbird Knob, Blackbird Knob Trail, Breathed Mountain Trail, Canaan Valley, Dolly Sods, Harman Trail, meadow, Monongahela National Forest, Red Creek, Red Creek Trail, Rocky Ridge Trail, West Virginia | 1 Comment The scenery improves quite a bit at the first ridge; from here on out there are abundant panoramic vistas. For an easy hike, there is a fairly level trail that follows the ridge top called Sue’s Trail. The whole trail, which makes a loop, only takes about two hours to hike, and from here you’re within walking distance of any spot in town. The terrain ranges from twisty ATV woods trails with bridge crossings, seasonal creek crossings, small and steep hill climbs, narrow chutes, rugged single track, gravel and mud pits and several motocross tracks. After about half a mile, take the trail to the left, which climbs through one of the few wooded sections of the hike. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Rocky Ridge Trail starts by going uphill from the first intersection straight from the Highway 1 parking area. To start the hike, sign in with your EBMUD permit number and proceed through the gate. These blazes mark the start of the blue-blazed Rocky Ridge Trail, which you’ll be following for the first part of the hike. Take the logging road trail, or just walk the road to Young’s Nature Trail and descend back to the park. The road is also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.. You can access the Rocky Ridge Trail from Forest Road 80 or from junctions with the Raven Ridge Trail, Blackbird Knob Trail, Harman Trail, Big Stonecoal Trail and the Breathed Mountain Trail. Start at Rancho Laguna Park, a small suburban park at the end of Camino Pablo. You’ll notice three blue blazes on … TR 526- Dobbin Grade (connector, hike short distance to next trail) TR 511- Blackbird Knob. Another approach is to climb up Giant first from the W or N and then head over on the ridgeline E to this peak. But once you start hiking up the “hillside” it’s extremely difficult. It was a little confusing to find the trail at the beginning, which is why it loses a star, but it’s not too difficult to find. The ringing of the bells at Saint Mary’s College can sometimes be heard in the distance. The route is somewhat challenging, with an unusual amount of climbing for its length and some very steep sections. View is nice from the top in fall. A large detailed map is posted at the Dolly Sods Wilderness Trailhead with a map key and trail lengths and names. Directions to rocky-ridge-trail-305355 trailhead (37.739750, -80.329740) update trails status or condition Rocky Ridge Trail Trail Reports. You have to walk the Old Road trail (red blazes) until it meets the Rocky Ridge Trail (yellow blazes). Like a lot of EBMUD lands, the Rocky Ridge Trail is heavily grazed by cattle. As others have mentioned, come prepared for this hike as it is decently difficult with a steep incline after the first mile or so. Very rewarding because of the physical demands, mildly underwhelming view from the overlook. To see the scenic over look, once at the top of the “hillside” take the trail till it meets the road, hop on the road for probably 5-10 minutes and there you will find the over look! https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/rocky-ridge-trail The trailhead can be tricky to find. This is a nice hike in the woods with a limited view at the top. "It is hard to describe what a sensation this new road is going to make," predicted Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service, in 1931 during the road's construction. Somewhat annoyingly, there’s a pretty significant climb out of the basin to rejoin the Rocky Ridge Trail. The Rocky Ridge Loop Trail. Rocky Peak Ridge Considered a challenging hike, particularly on hot days, but also seen as one of the best hikes in the Adirondack High Peaks for peak fall foliage, Rocky Peak Ridge is a pretty climb with some steep ups and downs, and is often done in conjunction with Giant, as it adds a little over 2.5 miles to include Giant in the trip. Christmas Magic runs every day from November 27th to December 31st except December 24th and 25th. It is, however, somewhat overshadowed by the nearby Ramage Peak Trail, which is admittedly longer and more difficult but also quite a bit more scenic and interesting. Christmas Magic is located at Rocky Ridge County Park - 1 1/2 mile north of Rt. You can take it all the way back down to main road then turn right and follow main road back to parking lot. Not as steep as RR trail. I took the advice though and Took the Ravens ridge trail back up to the bear rocks trail. Another approach is from to climb up Giant first from the Chapel Pond trailhead and then head over on the ridgeline east to this peak. TR 521- Raven Ridge. See what sets Rocky Ridge apart: the power of true performance! no reports have been added for Rocky Ridge Trail yet, add a trail report. The full Rocky Ridge Trail begins at Valle Vista Staging Area and is 6.15 miles long one way, so I prefer to start at Rancho Laguna Park, making it 3.8 miles one way and 7.6 roundtrip (if you go to the end). View at the overlook is awesome. Pack a lunch and get an early start. 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