Distance : About 6 miles.
Elevation gain: About 1000 feet.
Trail condition: Well-maintained trails.
Exposure: Shady except for parts of River Trail. Sunny at the lookout bench and observation deck.
Hike duration: About 3 hours.
Description: We will take the flat Meadow Trail to River Trail, which gets steep after a while. Continue along Rincon Fire Road in a steady climb of about 500 feet in 1/2 mile. Cut over the Ridge Fire Road and Pipeline Road to the Overlook Bench for a bit of a rest. From there we will move on to the observation deck. After taking in the views we will return to our cars.
Carpool: We will meet at the Felton Safeway parking lot (meet and park near Graham Hill Road) and carpool 5 minutes to the park. Those with park passes can park in the Day Use and Picnic Area. Others will need to park on Hwy 9. We will meetup along the River Trail.
Disclaimer: This will be a strenuous hike; you should be in condition to keep up with the group. There are steep hills, ruts, ticks and poison oak. By joining us you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers and other members harmless in the event of an injury, you are responsible for your own safety, Please read the FAQ.