Rice Peak Climber's Log

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mstender - Nov 29, 2015 1:37 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015

via Oracle Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked from the Mt. Lemmon Highway via the Oracle Ridge. Beautiful day with nice views. Found the cairn.


Redwic - Nov 3, 2013 7:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2013

Nice route and views!  Sucess!

This was my favorite peak of this particular Arizona trip. I hiked along the Oracle Ridge Trail, which is underused and underrated yet has a very easy-to-follow trail and fantastic views. I was shocked to be passing tall grass meadows most of the way. It did not take long to descend from the summit to the CoHP on the north slope, well-marked with a large rock cairn. The last person to sign the CoHP register was Bob Bolton, a peakbagging buddy from my home state of Washington who had visited nearly one year prior to my visit.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012

came down the ridge  Sucess!

AZ highpointing trip


Outdooraholic - Aug 9, 2009 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

Challenging drive  Sucess!

Drove all the way to the summit. Check out pics and a trip report here: http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,112287.0.html


sbkelley - Jul 27, 2009 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

Rice & COHP  Sucess!

Nothing exciting at the cairn - but we were able to locate it quickly. Good thing, as an electrical storm moved in and it was time to retreat! Rice Peak's view was pretty decent, too.


ericnoel - May 5, 2009 12:53 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2009

Rice Peak

I guess I am only a half-hearted or a fussy peakbagger. I tagged my goal, the COHP, but frankly I had zero interest in walking up to the top of Rice Peak. Bring your 4WD for this one.


weeds19 - May 3, 2009 1:44 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2009

Stroll down Oracle  Sucess!

The hike is listed as 6 miles each way along the Oracle Ridge, but there's not much elevation gain and trail is in good shape. It's awfully nice to have a good trail! Made the trip in about 4 hrs rt from the Mt Lemmon highway. Great day for hiking with overcast skies.


oldadit - Aug 7, 2008 7:06 pm

Give Rice to Pinal.  Sucess!

Geez - been up 3 times, and don't have a date recorded
for any of the ascents.
Only a cohp nut can appreciate the liner, but Rice
Peak is at least a named nubbin with views - but not quite a summit. With any luck Pima county will give 40 acres to
Pinal and kill the liner.

mlarkin2002 - Jul 15, 2007 11:25 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Peak & COHP  Sucess!

Long hike in from the fire station on the Mt. Lemmon road via the Oracle Ridge trail. Not as hot as I would have expected for May in AZ. Mediocre views from the summit, near zero from the COHP, which is a rock pile (I found 2 rock piles and 2 registers) surrounded by trees.


surgent - Jun 29, 2007 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003

Rice, me  Sucess!

Hiked this peak twice - 1999 and 2003 - both times to get the county highpoint, and both times going up and over Rice Peak then down the north face. In 2003 we had plenty of snow still on the ground. Fun! Not as easy as you would think, by the way. Our reports


Dean - Jan 1, 2007 5:26 am Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2006

Rice Cross Country

I didn't even try to get to the summit, only three hundred feet above me as my goal was the county highpoint of Pinal County.
I actually had contoured to within 150 feet of the summit before I dropped down to where the country crossed the east flank of Rice peak but after Dennis gave me the description of what was up there, I chose to save my energy for the long hike out. A good decision as we had a long hike and then a good drive to get to our next destination before it got too late.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jan 1, 2007 4:27 am Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2006

Rice Cross Country  Sucess!

Tough hike for a little mountain.

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