Cross Peak Hike
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
at the Caughlin Club (front entrance)
The Truckee Meadows Foundation will be leading the walk and focusing on the Natural and Cultural history of the area.
The Cross Peak Trail is a scenic 2.5-3 mile hike in the mountains. Once you reach the beginning of the trail you will be able to see the top of Cross Peak which is located on the top of a mountain appearing to be formed of only rock. A 1/4 mile into the hike the trail turns into a dirt trail. As you begin a gradual ascent, you climb into a Sierra forest setting. After a mile you come to the backside of Cross Peak where the trail will break to the right and will begin a steady uphill climb to the top. At the summit, this peak offers a spectacular view of Reno and Verdi, as well as an iron cross with a box attached containing a notebook where you can write about your experience. The difficulty of this hike would classify as medium and will take 1-2 hours depending on pace and time spent taking in the views. This is a great hike for everyone. Kids (must be at least 14 years of age) to attend. The hike is shaded in areas and you will need to bring your own water.
Caughlin Ranch Homeowners Association
Fax: (775) 746-8649