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Hike to Placer Peak (8 miles)

Saturday, May 9, 7:45am required meeting time at end of Gold Mine Rd. REGISTRATION REQUIRED IN ADVANCE
Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve.  Click here for directions.

Cost is free to members and $5 per each non-member.

If you are not a member, visit our membership page for more information on how to join >>


Rating: Strenuous/technical
Distance: 8 miles
Duration: Full day
Leader: Scott Canning and Gregg Hoffman

Please read this document before signing up >>

Placer Peak is the highest peak in the Ortiz Mountains at 8,897 feet (2712 meters). In contrast, the starting point for this hike is 6,500 feet. This is a spectacular hike beginning and ending at the parking area located at the front gate. The first part of the hike is along the access road and then transitions to a steep, technical trail.

En route, we stop to admire the views, and identify the plants and shrubs found at this elevation.  We have lunch on the summit.  The views from the top are outstanding.  For safety, the group must stay together.

Before signing up, please read all the general information regarding attending a hike or tour at the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve.

*Note: This hike does not require 4×4 vehicles because we walk from the gate to the trailhead (2mi).

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