City of Rocks State Park Travel Guide

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    by Basaic Written Apr 8, 2009

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    They also have a group campfire area where you can (conditions permitting) have a campfire. I'll bring the hot dogs.

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    The City of Rocks State Park has a small botanical garden at the trailhead for the Main Trail that leads through the center of the rocks and the Hydra Trail which circles around the park. Take some time to walk through it before your hike.

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    Your first stop at the park should be the Visitors Center. Here you will pay your fee and you can collect brochures and information to help make your stay here more enjoyable. There are a few displays in the center.

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    The third trail through the park is the Hydra Trail. The Hydra Trail circles around the rock formations and is about 3.3 miles long. It is a loop trail so it returns to the point of origin. I did not hike this trail because I felt the other two gave me a feel for the park and because I had already hiked over 6 miles that day.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing, plenty of water.

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    The Solar System Trail is designed to represent the solar system. There are interpretive signs along the trail representing the sun and the planets. I don't know why they didn't include the asteroid belt. The signs are nice and informative and the trail winds through the rocks and is pretty. It is not very long. The trail is one way so you will have to walk back the way you came.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing, and plenty of water.

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    The Main Train through the park takes you through the center of the rock formations. It is about 1.5 miles long and is not well marked.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing, plenty of water.

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