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Big Rock Mountain Loop via Naturaland Way

based on 4 tracks & routes #2 hike out of 3 in
3.3 mi
Distance
1 hrs 43 min
Time
terrain
594 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate but short loop trail to Big Rock Mountain in Nine Times Forest.

The trail starts with a steep climb up to the base of Big Rock Mountain. Around 0.8 miles in, you'll see a trail dropping to the right. This leads to the rock climbing walls and some interesting boulder fields. For this hike, continue straight toward the Big Rock Summit.

You'll want to take your time on this section, with many long-distance views and beautiful boulder scenes. At the top you'll find a peaceful and attractive summit, with various side trails to views.

After the summit, the trail follows a roadbed to the SSE. This roadbed loops around to the north, providing an easy loop back to the beginning. There are a number of other roadbed crossings, so follow the track carefully.

Trail Map: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/511e78cee4b082ffca7adfb0/1576210464664-Y1COO2Z5D24O24OI01WN/Nine+Times+Forest+and+Preserve.jpg

Getting Started

The hike begins at the Cedar Rock Parking Area in Nine Times Forest. There is parking for around 10 cars. The parking is directly by the trailhead to Cedar Rock. Cross the road to find the trail to Big Rock Mountain.

Taking Children

Children and Pets are fine with supervision.


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Garon Shuck 3 years, 5 months ago
Big rock mt
Easy at first. Then hard