Rose Peak Quad Burner

Peak Summited2019 Rose Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSunol Indian Joe
EncounteredFall foliage
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

The group of 11 took just under 10 hours to complete the 20 miles and 4500 feet elevation gain + loss round trip.  This route is pretty remote for the Bay Area – we saw maybe 15 other people on the Ohlone Wilderness section of the trail over the entire day.  It was a long day with infrequent shade – electrolytes were a must.  Good planning includes ensuring a cold beer awaits in your vehicle.

Rose is not an impressive peak – more like a hill on a wide ridge.  That said, the elevation is real – I viewed raptors soaring BELOW multiple times.  Other wildlife sightings included a pair of Praying Manti, and tarantula.


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