Rose Peak Hike Logs

Are you taking the NorCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge? Here you can see all the hikes logged in our 2018 challenge, with the most recent at the top. Click on a hike log to see all the details, more photos and leave comments for the challengers.

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A Rose (Peak) for Mother’s Day

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLichen Bark campsiteEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionSet out early on Mother’s Day to bag Rose Peak, but also to get much needed tough miles on my legs to prepare me for pacing a friend next […]
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Rose Peak in Full Bloom

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadOhlone TH at Del ValleEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionOhlone is *my* park. I used to work there as an Americorps intern doing vegetation mapping and wild flower surveys 20 years ago. I walked every cow trail, I skinny dipped […]
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Holy Wow that Was Hard!

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSunolEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAmazing weather! Great team! Gorgeous wildflowers! But lordy loo, this hike is long and hard. Also, there is an unmarked Y in the trail on the way back after Marker 17, […]
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The Rose has her thorns!

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSunol Regional WildernessEncounteredWildflowers blooming, Fall foliage, Ripe berriesHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis trail was so beautiful… roaming cows, chipmunks, flowing brooks, places for drinking water, even a privy on the trail.  With all […]
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Shouldn’t have taken that trail

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSunol Regional WildernessEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsBeautiful weather, perfect time of year to do this one. Saw runners going up to the summit, that’s humbling…on the way down we took a wrong […]
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Rose Peak extravaganza

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSunolRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGreat day for the hike.  Picked up a map at the visitor center center and started out at around 8.30am.  Speaking to  a park ranger prior to staring the hike and having the map, route finding […]
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Why did I begin with Rose Peak???

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDel Valle regional park, Ohlone trailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAs my title suggests, I didnt think about 6 pack challenge before I decided to hike Rose Peak. While I was doing research for this hike, […]
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Rose Peak from Del Valle

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDel ValleEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI’ve been doing interval training for a couple months and did the Double Dipsea trail 2 weeks ago so wanted to go for the long one first to keep up/work on […]
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Mountain lions, snakes, turkeys, and cows – oh my!

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDel ValleEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were an annoyanceSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was my forth in the Six Pack of Peaks challenge. It was long and there were few other hikers on the trail so I had a lot of quality time with […]
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The Beast

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadOhloneEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionIt was so cold! This hike is very hard. We attempted this last year, but did not get to the peak because we ran out of daylight. Hence, The Beast. We were very disappointed that […]
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Rose Peak the Beast!

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSunolEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsRose Peak is an ass kicker hike! It’s not well marked and so disappointing when we finally got to the summit and there was no marker, no rose bush, no […]
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Fifth peak – Rose

Peak Summited2019 Rose PeakType of HikeOvernightTrailheadCanyon View TrailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionA Rose by any other name… This is such a wonderful hike. Just behind the Sunol Visitor Center,  across the bridge, is where we started on the […]
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