Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Panorama Point to Rifleman Phillips

Date:

July 1, 2001

Distance (GPS):

6.34 miles

Distance (pedometer): 7.34 miles

Elevation change:

753 feet

Hike time:

4 hours, 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate
Density: 13 (+ two dogs)

This is a killer hike. Thought I was going to die on that last mile and a half. This is one of the few hikes in the park that involves a climb on the way out, so is not recommended if you are unsure of your mountain hiking abilities. When you're done with this one, you'll swear it was 80% uphill. No single part is bad, but stretched out over 7 miles, it will test your condition. Bring along plenty of water.

This hike will take you past two of Golden Gate Canyon SP's campgrounds and "Dude's Fishing Hole."

On the map

GPS Track Plot

Topo! Elevation plot

Pictures from this hike. Click on picture to enlarge -- use your 'Back' Button to get back to this page.