Rose Peak – Tarweed and water

It was a hot but beautiful day on the Ohlone Wilderness trail. Although the ranger claimed that the trail from Backpacker’s Camp is gated and…

Mt Rose

Dry and HOT! Go in the fall or winter instead. Little cover. And take a ton of water. When you think you have enough, take…

All Alone at Rose Peak

Great day, definitely a better hike when it’s cooler.  Wind/breeze at the top of the mountain felt great!  Definitely recommend going in the morning (early),…

Rose Peak 2020

Breezy day made for a nice summer hike to Rose Peak. First two miles congested with Little Yosemite visitors and then it clears out. Enjoyed…

Rose Peak rendezvous

Beautiful day in the low 70s, beautiful sky.  Great trail except for some parts that were like a deer trail in the tall grass, and…

Rose to the Occasion

Conditions were a bit chilly and breezy but suited the terrain well as the long exposed stretches would be difficult in the heat. Trail was…

#6 Rose Peak, Again

First hiked from Del Valle and this time from Sunol. Most of the this hike was on fire roads. Not technical. Park opened at 7:00…

Rose Peak

It’s beautiful and the hike is long but super easy

Rose Peak

We hiked in 3.2 miles to the Sunol backpackers camp on Thursday afternoon.  Up at 5:30 and on the trial at 6:30. Watch the sun…

Rose Peak in 1 1/2 Days

Hiking with Christine, Laurelyn, and Jenny Penny.  Spent the night before summiting at Eagle’s Eyrie backpacking camp at Sunol.  In from Sunol to Eagle’s Eyrie…

Rose Peak

Back in December I did this hike to support my friend Jenny, who was registered for the 2019 Challenge, in foul weather. Because of Jenny’s…

#6 Rose Peak

This was a beautiful, long hike. We accidentally parked 1-1/2 miles away from the start so, added millage. Del Valle didn’t open until 7:00 AM.…

The Last Rose

‘Tis the last peak of 6PoP Left unscaled alone; All her majestic allies Are now better known. First traversed was Diablo, Then Mount Um and…

Bonus climbing a la Rose Peak

Wow, this was tough! Hiking on very steep ranch roads for the most part, mostly in the sun.  Although it felt great to actually stand…

Warm Rose Peak Hike in January

Pretty Hike with lovely friend. Lots of baby cows on the trails. Warm day. Passed 12 other hikers along the way to the peak.

Sunny in Sunol

Warm, sunny day. Especially compared to hiking in the snow at Sizer last week! This was a tough one!!!

Rose Peak for #4

Peak #4 in the books. Decided to go from Sunol since I went from Del Valle last year. When I started, the peaks were shrouded…

Rose Peak – Cool and windy

Another fairly empty parking lot to start. The weather was cooler and definitely windier today – even the cows were moo’ing loudly about the wind.…

A Rose never smelled so good!

Nice day only made the same mistake going too far on a trail like last year. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/rose-peak-from-sunol–345

Rough and Tough Rose

Was feeling the holiday malaise and was going to skip this one but my better half convinced me to finish! It rained yesterday so the…

Nearly a Photo Finish

Weather cooperated for good hiking day.  Mostly overcast with temps in the 50s, colder and windy at Rose Peak.  Had good hiking partner who pulled…

Longest Hike on the Shortest Day

The shortest day of the year presented a fantastic, dry day to take on the longest peak of all. Green pastures (already!) and friendly cows…

Best for last! Rose peak!

This was my first solo hike over ten miles! I averaged a 16.30 min/mile pace and finished the hike in 5:06:00 moving and 5:48:00 total.…

Rainy Rose

We hiked to the Sunol Backpackers camp and stayed the night in Eagles Aeyrie.  The wind kicked up about midnight and blew hard all night…

Chilly and blustery on Rose Peak

Rose Peak, from Sunol. 19 miles and 4000 foot vertical. Chilly and blustery hike. 53 weeks after my previous time here, and alot colder! Four…

Arise to Rose 🌹

Started 9am, beautiful sunny sky with the occasional clouds floating by. Perfect hiking weather for such a challenging elevation gain; just a bit cold, but…

There and back again

I knew this hike was hard having done  the Ohlone trail 2 years ago and it was just as hard as I remember. Not a lot…

Rain on Rose

Hiking Rose was something I wasn’t quite looking forward to.  Last year I hiked it on Christmas Eve and it was a miserable rainy day…

Final Peak in the Challenge

I hiked this with two of my friends. We saved the longest hike for the grand finale. In retrospect, we should have made it an…

Quiet solitude to finish

I chose to do this last hike solo. It was by far the most challenging, but it was serene, and needed. I asked several friends,…

Snowy at the Top of Rose peak

It was a beautiful hike, great views the entire way. While it took longer then sizer to complete (total time of 8hr, 5 min including…

The long road

Trail was good. Open without any cover. Ran into a baby rattler. The wind at the top was welcome relief. Long, long road of not…

Comarades

Rolling hills upon rolling hills! Mount Rose seems to be eluding us. But with shear determination and grit we conquered this Beast together with some…

Gorgeous Views from Rose Peak

Not going to kid you, this is a tough vertical hike! We did it over two days and stayed at Maggie’s Half Acre Camp summiting…

Relaxing 20 Miler

This is a really fun hike. With a trek this long, we zoned out for miles at a time and it felt meditative at times.…

Not Rosey

This was a long hike and definitely not a rosey hike.  Encountered numerous cows and a lot of cow wastes on the ground, so literally…

Whistling cat of Maggies 1/2 Acre

This was the toughest of the 6 – and since the last, I had experienced all the others.  Maybe about same vertical as Mount Sizer…

Sunrise on Rose Peak

Final peak for our team “Dusty Hiking Boots”! This was a tough hike with steep verticals. We enjoyed stopping for lunch at Schleipper Rock and…

Rose Peak Quads Buster

Probably the toughest hike of all the peaks, mainly due to the distance involved – approx. 20 miles! A group of 10 started at 8…

Sunol Slog

A quite chilly morning turned into a warm Autumn day and beautiful evening. Landscape is now bleak. Discovered praying mantis’ and a tarantula enjoying the…

Sweet victory at scaling Mt Rose!

This was the final peak of the challenge and my friend and I decided to do it on the day before daylight saving time ended…

Rose Peak Quad Burner

The group of 11 took just under 10 hours to complete the 20 miles and 4500 feet elevation gain + loss round trip.  This route…

Finished with Rose Peak

We started off early at the trailhead and planned to go uphill for 5-6 hours and return. We set out with a goal to head…

Rising on Rose

We should not have been out there. When we arrived the power was out and the guy at the kiosk said there was no charge…

Rose Peak

This was probably not the wisest choice in terms of when to hike this particular trail. It was during fire season, on an especially high-risk…

Rose Peak

This is the longest hike of the 6 peaks in Nor CA. I would suggest to do it in Spring when the hills would be…

Rose Peak Wrap Up

Gorgeous hike with a surprising amount of foliage, and a solid amount of distance from the rest of the world.

Sunrise on Rose Peak – 6 of 6!

Hiked up and up and up and then up some more to Maggie’s Half Acre. Was NOT expecting TEMPS TO DROP into the 30’s at…

Hike Gang Goes Out With a Bang

We arrived at Lake Del Valle at 6:30am to begin our hike. We got attacked by mosquitoes and flies the moment we got out of…

Rose to the Occasion – 6 of 6

This was a long day out … started at 8am finished at 4:45pm. Although a long hike I found it less taxing then Sizer ..…

Rose Peak

20 plus miles… and 5883 elevation gain per my tracker! So excited to have completed this. =D

A Rose (Peak) for Mother’s Day

Set 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…

Rose Peak in Full Bloom

Ohlone is *my* park. I used to work there as an Americorps intern doing vegetation mapping and wild flower surveys 20 years ago. I walked…

Shouldn’t have taken that trail

Beautiful 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…

Holy Wow that Was Hard!

Amazing 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 Rose has her thorns!

This trail was so beautiful… roaming cows, chipmunks, flowing brooks, places for drinking water, even a privy on the trail.  With all that said –…

Rose Peak from Del Valle

I’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…

Rose Peak extravaganza

Great 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…

Why did I begin with Rose Peak???

As my title suggests, I didnt think about 6 pack challenge before I decided to hike Rose Peak. While I was doing research for this…

The Beast

It was so cold! This hike is very hard. We attempted this last year, but did not get to the peak because we ran out…

Rose Peak the Beast!

Rose 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…

Fifth peak – Rose

A Rose by any other name… This is such a wonderful hike. Just behind the Sunol Visitor Center,  across the bridge, is where we started…

Rising to my rose

Cold hike most of the way. Poorly marked trails added a few miles to out adventure. Saw our first trantula on the trail, exhausting day,…

We Rose to the challenge

Cold most of the way. Very cloudy. The trail was not well marked . The sun came out by the time we reached the summit…

Getting lost on Rose Peak hike

Yesterday’s hike up to Rose Peak was beautiful! So many wildflowers blooming! My friend guided us, as she had done the 50K marathon many times.…

Mounted Rose Peak

Hike was challenging due to length and considerable “up”, though nothing like Sizer’s short cut.  Sunol, this time of year, is beautiful; with green hills…

Rose Peak Mamma Mia

This final hike of the challenge was truly a test of perseverance, endurance, and sheer joy at the finish line!

Peaking at Rose Peak

Managed to hike this during a 3-day break in the rain and everything was beautiful. The initial hike up to Rose Peak from Lake Del…

Rosey Day

Super hike out to Rose Peak – the weather was perfect ( cool, light breeze ) and the trail conditions were very good. Loads of…

Rose Oeak from Sunol

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful hike through the green hills of Sunol.

Rose Peak

After doing Mt Umunhum, I decided to dive right in with Rose Peak. So glad it was a cool and mostly cloudy day, since almost…

Rose Peak Overnight

The Ohlone Wilderness Trail out of Lake Del Valle is NO joke. It took us 8 hrs to get to Doe Canyon horse camp, just…

Solo Six Pack Sunday

Soggy, muddy, wet, rainy…. Perfect!!!! Today’s hike was awesome in a completely different way. Because of the rain the crowds were non-existent and I was…

Rose Peak SNOW!

Hike 5/52 SNOW!! On Rose Peak! Wanted to do a snow hike today and morning weather played very nicely until the afternoon storm picked up…

All the Roses Froze

It might be because of the weather (I was dying of heat on Mt Diablo and Mt Sizer as well) but Rose Peak seemed to…

Rose Peak in the cold and rain

The hike was foggy for the ascent and just as we reached the peak, it began to rain. It was pretty cold and you could…

6 of 6

Did this hike twice. First on Dec. 15 and the second on Dec. 30. Trail is wide open with minimal shade all the way to…

Rose Peak from Sunol

Woot! This is my sixth of six, and my longest hike in about 10 years! The weather was great, and so were the hiking companions.…

Rose Peak

It was long. It was Veterans Day. It was to prepare for next weekend mt. Langley climb.

Smoked covered Rose Peak

I completely agree with Jeff Hester “This is one tough hike.” Left before the sun was up and returned after sunset, but loved every minute…

Just Rosy

According to literature, a “single rose is, in essence, a symbol of completion, of consummate achievement and perfection.” And so this was my last hike…

Epic End to the Six Pack Of Peaks

12hrs and 19.2 miles later……. Rose Peak was crushed. 2 friends and I started this hike at around 9:20am from Sunol Wilderness and ended it…

6/6

This was the last of the 6 for me- and it was a bitter sweet moment. i started at sunol instead the other way just…

Not Everything Came Up Roses

This was one of the most difficult hikes I’ve ever been on! Going up up up took forever and the downs we’re killer. The only…

Solo Summit Solitude

What a little gem this trail turned out to be! I set off from Sunol Regional Wilderness at 9am and headed towards Little Yosemite Valley…

Memorial Day Rose Peak Summit

Started at approx 6:30 a.m., took a slow pace to complete. Summit at 12:45, return to car at 5:45. Very sunny and warm. Saw a…

22 too many

I thought Mt Sizer was going to be my most challenging hike of the pack but this one beats it. If you dont realize how…

Overnight at Maggie’s for Rose Peak

This was a challenging hike. My Garmin registered over 6,800′ of elevation gain to Maggie’s Half Acre where we stayed overnight. This is the third…

Rose Peak

Partly cloudy and windy but just right amount of chill also had the Ohlone 50k run which was nice to talk to some of the…

Whole Lotta Rosie

Rose Peak is definitely a challenging one. Not only is it long, but there are lots of steep inclines. We were fortunate to have a…

The climb at Rose Peak

4th Peak completed out of #SixPackofPeaksChallenge?Rose Peak, Livermore 4.21.18 First time hiking Ohlone Wilderness trail in Jan. 2015 to hike Murietta Falls, I remember saying,…

Rose Peak Overnight

Wow! This was HARD! Killer up hill to Maggie’s Half Acre backpacking camp. Arrived well after dark. Summited the next morning & signed the geocache…

This “Rose” is a tough one!

Rose Peak sounds so sweet, but this hike was tough. Came in just under 20 miles and 4,974′ of ascent. The summit itself is not…