Grateful Dead Peak

April 20: Grateful Dead Peak (camping optional)*

Leader: Cathy Koehler
Rating: Strenuous, 3 miles, < 1k ft elevation gain

This hike takes place in Lake County at a beautiful location that few people ever visit. The loop begins at the McLaughlin Reserve where we hike down the slopes overlooking Hole Creek and across to the rock outcropping that we affectionately call Grateful Dead for spectacular views, then loop back to the start. Be prepared for a steep ascent to the top of the rock, with possible loose scree slopes.

*April 20: Optional Overnight Campout at McLaughlin
Two hikes for one! This package includes April 20 & 21 hikes with overnight camping and a group potluck at the McLaughlin Reserve. Please sign up for each hike individually, then email Cathy Koehler ( to make reservations and get details on reserve access, campsites, nominal overnight use fee, cooking facilities, etc. Overnight option is open to participants of one or both hikes.


Field Trip registration closes three (3) days prior to the event date.

Please note that minors will need to be accompanied by an adult, and will need to provide a signed minor waiver to participate.

Registration for this event is now closed.