Rocky Top Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Would like to do this one again because it was all foggy at the top, but could only imagine the views from the top. Pretty easy but quick climb.
Beautiful day for a hike! Short, but steep. Well worth the short climb. The road and signage to the trailhead was a bit sketchy, but found it without getting lost...
Great views. Road driving in was a little rough.
Short and sweet amazing views and nice rock outcroppings. I went mid May and there was patches of snow to cross on the trail towards the top.
For a short hike, Rock Top was surprisingly satisfying! You only gain about 600ft in elevation but you do so in less than a mile. Hiking this in the midst of fall was very worth it too! Between the waves of crisp fog drifts you can see the sun peaking through the clouds onto the valley floor. The reddening of leaves on bushes spattered throughout the landscape complement the evergreen trees along the trail.
The drive to the trailhead is about 8.2 miles off hwy 22. The entire stretch is gravel with a few steeper sections. Don't forget to visit the natural arch along the way!
Pretty steep but not to far. Took us about 30 minutes including several stops for photo ops. AMAZING views at the top!!
We were originally wanting to hike the natural rock arch trail but decided to check this one out first. It was a great hike. Almost completely uphill trails and the from the top is amazing.