Alligator Rocks to Bluff Mountain
ElevationAscent: 316' 96 m
Descent: -316' -96 m
High: 3,719' 1,134 m
Low: 3,403' 1,037 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“You can enjoy great views from top of Bluff Mountain Trail.”— Larry C
The Alligator Rocks give some extra visual interest in their formations and structure. The run up can be challenging in spots, but overall it is not a difficult run. My wife and small dog had no trouble with the trail.
Once atop Bluff Mountain, you'll enjoy dramatic and expansive views of Doughton Park. Expect to see some seasonal wildflowers in the field at the top and an interesting forest.
Once you return to your car, you are a short drive to the visitor center with a gift shop and bathrooms. There are plenty of picnic tables that also afford some scenic views.
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