Rocky Peak Hike
The Southcaost Striders are offering a hike to Rocky Peak on Sunday May 19. They will be meeting and caravanning from Battle Rock Park lot at 9:30 a.m. sharp. They are offering two hikes, one hard and one less difficult.
The harder hike: Reg Pullen will lead the group 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, but there are some changes that make this a kinder/gentler hike.
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.
They 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.
Directions: Coos Bay Car Poolers can meet at the Coos Bay Visitor Center at 8:00am or travel S on Hwy101 - 51 miles to the Battle Rock Park Visitor Center in Port Orford where they will leave to caravan to the trail at 9:30 sharp.