Red Rock Shadow of Mt. Wilson

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Name: Red Rock Shadow of Mt. Wilson

Total distance: 3.5 miles

Total time to complete: 2 hours

Elevation Change: 700 feet

Difficulty: Easy-moderate

How easy to follow? obvious but unmarked trails

Dogs: yes, some rounded rocks on trail at overlook but most trail is soft sand.  Rocks are near end so those with dogs are welcome to turn around.

Bathrooms: none

Trailhead (36.081307, -115.448037) is the dirt shoulder of the west side of Route 159 marked “First Creek” BETWEEN Oak Creek and Spring Mountain Ranch.


After 6pm this hike is completely in the shade the whole way!  This is a dirt path starting out at the normal First Creek trailhead.  We will branch off toward Oak Creek on the Valley trail and follow an old jeep trail that leads directly under the shadow of Mt. Wilson.




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Passports: 7


Donations are not required but kindly accepted.

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  • Toni

    Great hike-great people & awesome organizer Paul!

    June 26

  • Toni

    Great hike-great people & awesome organizer Paul!

    June 26

  • Cherris F.

    No worries

    June 26

  • Toni

    Great Hike Paul and great group!! Thank you!!

    June 26

  • Kathleen W.

    Sunset shadows were absolutely beautiful - friendly able hikers - cool organizer - all around great evening - perfect mid-week hike. THANK YOU PAUL!!!!

    1 · June 25

  • Jimmy L.

    I enjoy your enthusiasasim to go were other's choose not. Always interesting and fun. Thank you Paul for the enjoyable evening.

    June 25

  • Paul C

    June 25

  • Mike

    Thanks for the add.

    June 24

  • nutcase1802

    What do I need to bring and how do I sign up?

    June 23

    • Paul C

      Sign up through the Meetup website, which you should be looking at right now. Do bring 2 liters of something to drink like Gatorade

      June 24

  • Kathleen W.

    Ready, SET, let's go................

    June 23

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