Photo: Streamside Rock Hounding Photo: Streamside Rock Hounding


Streamside Rock Hounding

Nature Hike
7 hr. 30 min.


Difficult hikes can be just that, difficult, (6 hours of hiking or more with a lot of up and down) if you sign up for a hike make sure you are in good enough physical shape to be on the hike, for yours and other participants safety. Come prepared for all weather conditions.
Please bring the confirmation letter to the hike. The confirmation is the ''ticket'' required to able to participate. Without the confirmation letter you may not be able to participate.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Date: August 14, 2015 Learn about the origin and identification of river rocks. Includes hiking on unmaintained trails and bending while collecting rocks.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 7 hr. 30 min.
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

Know Before You Go

  • Trip Leader: Lance Gatchell
  • Date: August 14, 2015
  • This hike leaves from the Sweet Home Ranger District office at scheduled time (9:00 a.m.). Please come prepared for a day on the river, including good footwear for wading, a lunch, and drinking water. If you have it, then bring along a rock identification book, rock hammer and hand lens.




Restrooms available at the office.


All tours begin at the Sweet Home Ranger District.

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