help_outline Skip to main content
HomeEvents[C***] Dome Eclipse Viewing (75%)

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

[C***] Dome Eclipse Viewing (75%)

Double Crested/Dome Trail. Rating: C***. Pace: Moderate [510, 09:00 AM, $0]. This hike is timed to view the solar eclipse (75%). Bring your solar glasses, let's have a party on top of the Dome. This hike is on an established trail to Big Dome Rock that passes a rare double crested saguaro. Many SaddleBrooke residents have a view from their homes of Dome Rock - the large dome formation to the east that is bald in the middle with patchy vegetation on both sides, and located about a third of the way up to Charouleau Gap. The hike leaves from the end of Arroyo Way in Unit 21 (after carpooling from the usual meeting spot at Mountain View). We cross Canada del Oro Wash, and then follow the newly developed route east through a small wash, and along several ridgelines to our destination. *** There are areas of steep hills with some loose rock on this hike - hiking poles are advised. We will pass through interesting granite formations, with many saguaros and ocotillo forests. One of the highlights along the way is Double Beauty, a rare double crested saguaro registered with the Crested Saguaro Society. On top of the dome there are great 360 degree views of Saddlebrooke and Catalina. We will return by the same route. Hike 3.5 miles; trailhead elevation 3200 feet; net elevation change 750 feet; accumulated gain 800 feet; RTD 0 miles.
Monday, April 08, 2024, 9:00 AM Mountain Time (Arizona) (UTC-07:00)

Additional Info:
Bill Bender
C Hike
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Arrive at Mountainview parking lot 5 minutes before departure.
Available Slots:
No Fee