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Bell Rock Pathway

Looking Back on the Bell Rock Trail, Leading to the Northern Parking Lot

This website is not designed to provide directions or navigation of the trails but solely intended to give you an idea what you may see and experience on the hikes.  


 
Taking the Bell Rock Trail to the Courthouse Butte Loop
- The Bell Rock Trail will lead to the Bell Rock Pathway.  Taking the Bell Rock Pathway along the western base of Bell Rock (to the right) gives hikers access to the southern trailhead of Courthouse Butte Loop. 

From the Northern Parking Lot take Bell Rock Trail to the northern base of Bell Rock.   
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Bell Rock Trail -- Traihead from northern parking lot.

View to the north from parking lot.

 
Bell Rock Trail Pathway View to North

View to the north from Bell Rock Trail.

 
North View from Bell Rock Trail 

Hiking South on Trail

 
Bell Rock Trail 2 
 

View of the pass containing Chicken Point

Northeast view.

  
Bell Rock Trail Pathway View Northeast

Approaching Bell Rock



"Northern Bell Rock" is a large rock in mid-valley, just north of Bell Rock.

 
Bell Rock Trail Pathway Large Rock in Mid Valley

Looking north at the Chapel of the Holy Cross

 
Bell Rock Trail Pathway

View to the east.

 
Bell Rock Trail Pathway View to the East

Approaching Bell Rock

 
Approaching Bell Rock from the North

Bell Rock Trail crosses Bell Rock Path.   Bell Rock Trail Leads up Bell Rock.  To go to the southern trailhead of Courthouse Butte loop, take the Bell Rock Pathway (Path) to the Right and head south.

 
Bell Rock Trail Crosses Bell Rock Path 

View to northeast.


Bell Rock Trail Pathway View to Northeast

Bell Rock Pathway:  To hike to the Southern Trailhead of Courthouse Butte Loop follow the Bell Rock Pathway continue along the western side of the base of Bell Rock. (Northwest of Bell Rock)

 

 
View of Bell Rock from the Northwest 

A closer view of Bell Rock.  Notice a slide area in the upper mid-portion of the rock.  Hikers have scaled this area.  Extreme care is needed since footing is poor and the slide may be slippery. 

 
Bell Rock

Off trail on the west side of Bell Rock.

 
Bell Rock Trail Parkway

Looking west from Bell Rock Pathway.


Bell Rock Trail Parkway West View

Hikers on the top of the Southwest Bell Rock Spire

 
Hikers on the top of the Southwest Bell Rock Spire 

West side of Bell Rock (looking east) as seen from the Bell Rock Pathway. 


West Side of Bell Rock

West side of Bell Rock (looking east) as seen from the Bell Rock Trail Pathway. 


West Side of Bell Rock

View to the west from Bell Rock Trail Pathway.


Bell Rock Tail Parkway - View to the West

You are now at the southwestern side of Bell Rock.  A view of Courthouse Butte can be seen.  The trail (Courthouse Butte Loop) branches to the left (east) towards Courthouse Butte.  


Courthouse Butte

Once you reach the Southside of Bell Rock, on the left of the trail, there is a resting area with a bench under a shade tree. 

 
Bench under a shade tree 

 
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