Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Rockport with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Wonderful valley pass hike through refreshing forest along powerful rivers. A few beautiful mountain viewpoints, the best being at Fourth of July Pass, and plenty of strenuous up down up down hiking along Panther Creek. The trail is maintained by boots from other hikers, so it can be a bit tricky to follow at times, but if you have a good eye for following trails you will be fine. The most difficult part of the trail to follow was near the waterfall after Fourth of July Pass where there is a bit of a scramble. I marked the trail with a cairn where the vegetation ends and the rocky river scramble begins, but just make note of where the trail ends/begins when you enter that area. There were some mosquito, but I didn't need any insect repellent and only got a few bites. Most of the hike is in forest along powerful rivers, but there are some parts more exposed to the sun, especially on the ascent to the Fourth of July Pass from Thunder Creek. There are individual campsites scattered along this trail. The beginning of the trail is popular with day hikers, but that ends around Fourth of July Pass and then it's just you and the forest river valley.

It’s was ok. Nice short little trail to stretch your legs at.

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2 months ago

After crossing the bridge take the first left and the trail can be found behind the Diablo Volunteer Fire Dept. Building. The trail is washed out after a half a mile or so. But you can work your way around the washout to pick up the trail again. After that point the trail follows the river into the canyon a few hundred feet up. You'll cross three creeks and hike in about two to three miles then come to a sign reading "End of maintained trail". This trail doesn't see much usage and is a little overgrown at points. Moss completely covers the ground cover and trees making for a majestic hike. Solitude, moss and big trees can be found on the Stetattle.

Made the mistake of starting this trail during the hottest part of the day in July. This hike is no joke! We had to turn around half a mile from the summit as we didn’t Bring enough water and one member of our group was getting very ill. One member of our group did make it to the top and said the views of the sun setting into the mountains that stretched far into Canada were absolutely stunning.

great hike, well maintained trail. dogs on leash allowed.

hiking
10 months ago

Firstly, there are NO signs marking the trailhead. It's off a cul-de-sac in a "neighborhood" at the Seattle City Light generation complex. The directions from the app take you right to it though. You just have to walk into the trees, along the river to find it. It's about 200 yards from the Sourdough trailhead which is well marked.

Sadly, the trail is washed out less than half a mile in. The river and area are great but you can't go far.

11 months ago

Lots of lake views, lots of mountain views, even though the trail remains forested throughout. Well maintained and easy to follow. Ross Dam a plus.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trail was ok, nothing super spectacular. Lots of trees blocking the views. Lots of poison oak! However there are some great views from the bridge.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

This moderate trail meanders through shady forest and over little streams to the stunningly beautiful Hozomeen Lake. Perfect for picnicking, swimming, fishing or backcountry camping. A little bit of heaven on earth.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

We walked down to the dam then took a boat to Ross Resort where we rented a boat for the day. Round-trip, the hike was about 2.5 miles and the day boating was priceless! We made it to British Columbia with views of glaciers, suspension bridges, a dozen or so waterfalls, and private islands along the way. Amazing!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Short easy trail with views of the river and small waterfall.

backpacking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Trail is well maintained to big beaver campground, but currently beyond that there are quite a few trees down.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

amazing hike a must do to appreciate the true Pacific NW. there could be a slight incline

fishing
Monday, February 20, 2017

One of the best hikes I've ever been on. Bring a telescopic fishing pole!!! The fish attack anything that hits the water. Wish I had one at the time. (Fishing is open year round on monogram lake)

backpacking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Great hike, a few elevation gains and drops but overall very mild. Most of the trail is under cover in the Forrest with periodic lookouts. Later in the year the streams for water along the way are dried up until mile 7. Semi-easy, our friends took a small corgi and she made it just fine.

camping
Monday, February 23, 2015

great hike! Hiked in there back in 09 with a couple of friends. The bears are thick up there, saw 9 that weekend!

hiking
Thursday, January 23, 2014

My wife and I hiked this trail in the summer of 2011. It was done in conjunction with The Big Beaver Trail as a modified loop.

This trail is very similar to Big Beaver as far as conditions except for the level it is maintained. We passed a ranger that said she was the first ranger to assess that trail in quite a few years, so maybe they have done some maintenance to it by now. When we hiked it, there were a number of fallen trees (compared to zero on Big Beaver) and small fields of over grown plant life. I normally don't consider over grown plants an issue, until I run into stinging nettle. My wife was fortunate enough to find it several times. I decided to avoid it after my first time.

hiking
Monday, April 29, 2013

Monogram Lake is a great hike with some outstanding views of the Cascades. Eat a good breakfast because you will need the energy. I hiked in by myself and nearly bumped into a bear. Wear a bell and be aware that bears like the blueberries that are all over the hill sides. the lake is awesome after the hike in.

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