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Nightmare Gulch, Red Rock Canyon State Park

Please join me for the annual new years day hike through Nightmare Gulch in beautiful Red Rock Cyn. state Park. The hike is app. 9 miles.
First we hike up 3 slopes and enjoy a gorgeous view from the ridges.
Elevation is app. 3000'.
We then stroll down and enter the north end of Nighmare Gulch with a side trip into "Silent Secret City", and then exit the south end of the gulch and back to the cars.
The first half of the hike can be very strenious if you are not in good shape. 90% of the hike is cross country in sandy and rocky terrain.
Layered clothing is recommended. Bring lots of water, snack and lunch. Dogs should be left at home, but if you insist on bringing pooch, he/she must me on a leach at all times, no exeptions!
Total elevation gain/loss is app 1100'
Meet at the south/west corner of Hwy. 14 and Abbott Dr. 9am.
The hike starts app. 1/2 mile further north on Hwy. 14 on the east side, but parking there is limited so carpooling is recommended.
This hike is listed with several other hiking groups and also listed on the California State Park's website under "first day" hikes. We usually end up with 40-60 participants.
Good for you :-)

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  • Ted M.

    Beautiful day and great way to start 2014. Very well organized and lots of fun. Thanks Alice.

    January 5, 2014

  • Wes B.

    Great day, great company, great views, and a great way to start the new year. Good to see everyone enjoy the day! Bill Baugher that scratch heals quickly!!

    January 2, 2014

  • Nikki D.

    Thank you Alice, for organizing a superb hike yesterday!

    January 2, 2014

  • Paul

    Thanks Alice for putting this together.....

    January 2, 2014

  • Tony S.

    Excellent day with friendly, active people who enjoy the outdoors and improving their health!

    January 1, 2014

  • Jerry K.

    Fantastic day... Beautiful weather and great company...

    January 1, 2014

  • Thomas H.

    What a wonderful hike . When I can walk again ill sign up for another one.......lol

    January 1, 2014

  • Elena

    Sorry to miss, have to cancel due to catching a cold :(

    December 31, 2013

  • Glenn G.

    Carpoolers leave at 7:15 AM from Starbucks at Hwys Weedpatch & 58

    1 · December 30, 2013

    • Tony S.

      Thanks Glenn.... having internet problems again!

      December 30, 2013

  • Tony S.

    Tom and I will be at Starbucks to help coordinate the carpool. However, we will be traveling on after the hike to Death Valley and Beatty, NV.

    1 · December 30, 2013

  • Tony S.

    Highway 58, not 5! (It posted early)

    December 30, 2013

  • Tony S.

    For people wanting to carpool for the day only, meet at the Starbucks off Weedpatch highway and hwy 5

    December 30, 2013

  • Wes B.

    Great way to start the new year and work off the holiday pounds with a new energy program.

    December 20, 2013

  • Thomas H.

    Looking for carpool from Bakersfield

    December 15, 2013

  • Thomas H.

    I'm in

    December 15, 2013

  • Paul

    I'd like to carpool with someone from Bako.

    November 19, 2013

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