Stack Rock Hike

A friend and I took advantage of one of the first cooler days and hiked to Stack Rock.

Stack Rock Trail is written up as 8.2 mile moderate out and back trail. There are other trails you can loop in to get more distance. The trail head located, at mile marker 13.1 on Bogus Basin Road, is easy to find and includes about 10 parking spaces. The trail itself is moderately busy with hikers, runners and a few mountain bikers.

This particular day we were treated to a warm sunny day with bright, blue western skies and just enough breeze to keep us cool when needed. I would rate this hike as an easy moderate.

After you descend down from the parking area follow the signs for Stack Rock along an old logging road bed. You will then head uphill  and then spend a fair amount of time in the trees as you make your way over to Stack Rock. There are a couple of uphill sections but nothing too crazy. The views and time spent outside are worth the effort!

It took us about 3 1/2 unhurried hours to complete the out and back, including a 20 minute lunch break. When we finished we drove the couple of miles up to Bogus Basin and enjoyed a beer at the base area while relaxing in some Adirondack chairs in the grass.

Stack Rock Trail Information:

Thank you to my friend Diane for the pictures! I left my phone in the car!

 

Views from up near Bogus Basin
Photo I took July 22, ’18 near Bogus Basin

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