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Oak Creek Canyon at Red Rock

Oak Creek is one of the creeks and canyons in Red Red Park. Enjoy the views of Wilson and Rainbow peaks while on this fun little hike! Trees and boulders in the canyon makes this an interesting and somewhat challenging hike. The hike will involve in part some climbing over big rocks (boulders) once we reach the creek. Nothing too extreme, enough though to expose you to this type of hiking activity and you should be comfortable with it if you sign up. We will go as deep as we can into the canyon.  Much of the trail itself leading to the upper creek is filled with rocks (see picture) so wear good hiking shoes. Being this time of the year, it should be warm and sunny so bring lots of liquids(at least 2L) and sun protection.

Hiking level 3/intermediate

Hiking time ~ 4 hrs *

Hiking distance ~ 6 miles

Danger level 2 of 5

Pace level 3 of 5

Elevation difference ~1,500ft

Scrambling level 2-3 of 5

* allow for additional time if we decide to go further bouldering up the canyon

Sorry, NO DOGS, KIDS OR BEGINNERS!

Once we get to the boulders and if you slow down the group too much, you will be asked to turn back or stay behind.  Please,  know your limits.

Bring a hat, snack, sunglasses, at least 2L of water and apply sunscreen!

As always:

1. Bring enough water

2. Leave no trace behind

3. No trail cutting

4. Know your capabilities

5. Stay with the group

 

 

 

 

 

Do not go to the wrong pullout read below:

Directions:

We meet up at the MARKED Oak Creek pullout.  Pullout means just that, you pull out the main road into the gravel/dirt parking area. It is ON Blue Diamond Rd (main road/Charleston to Red Rock, NOT IN THE SCENIC LOOP). You pass the Red Rock Park/Scenic Loop entrance, the Red Rock Overlook and you pass a few other pullouts and look for the small brown sign that says "OAK CREEK" and pull off the road. There's plenty room and you can pull out on either side of the road  Give yourself about 10 minutes to get there from Charleston and the 215 Beltway and 8.9 miles down the road. If you see the sign for "First Creek", you just passed the Oak Creek pullout. You can also approach the pullout from Blue Diamond Rd at the SW part of the valley. What's nice about meeting here is that there are no fees or crowds to deal with and carpooling is not necessary but is always a good idea.

Please don't be late.

Disclaimer:

Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Organizers are volunteering their time and effort to show you the beautiful area we are surrounded by.

 

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  • Hyesu K.

    Not a dull moment,constant changes in view! Thanks so much for the great hike!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Ian b.

    hey dino i dont know who this dan is but if he wants to join my hikes i will be asking questions and if im not satisfied with the answers i will take him off no questions asked the guy didnt even show up

    April 21, 2013

    • Dino

      yes good, on mine and probably on Skip's hike today also

      April 21, 2013

  • Dino

    what a nice day to be out in a very special area. Thanks all for a great time.

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Steve Y.

      Thanks Dino. Sorry we could not stay all day but I had other commitmenra. Still it wa fun and I look forward to the next one.

      April 21, 2013

  • Lee T

    Great hike. Great group. The no-shows missed out. Thanks Dino

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Letty Kimes (silly a.

    Wow !!! that was a great hike Dino..thank you!! A+++++
    For those of you did not showed today you missed out a great hike!!

    April 21, 2013

  • Kenneth R.

    Great hike with a fun group of hikers. Thanks Dino!

    April 21, 2013

  • aleksandr e.

    i am sorry canot find metap plese

    April 21, 2013

  • Agnes S.

    Oh no! I was on the waiting list thinking I wasn't going to make it. Too bad that I missed this hike. I would have loved to go ;(.

    April 21, 2013

  • Dino

    Red Rock group limits won't allow more RSVP's so unless you make the YES list by Sunday morning, please DO NOT just show up or you will be asked to go home.

    April 20, 2013

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