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Join SRSU staff on guided hikes on Hancock Hill.

Learn about the history of Alpine and Sul Ross and the natural history of Hancock Hill, while taking in stunning views.

  • This 1.8-mile hike is moderately strenuous and will last 2 hours.
    PLEASE BE CONFIDENT YOU CAN KEEP A BRISK PACE ON ROUGH, STEEP TERRAIN BEFORE SIGNING UP.
  • Hikes are contingent on weather and may not be rescheduled.
  • This hike will not visit the Sul Ross Desk.

For more information, please contact GuidedHikes@sulross.edu

Hike Details:

Location: Hancock Hill – start and end at the Hancock Hill Trailhead
700 N Bird Street, Alpine, TX 79830  See Google Maps link

Time:  9:00 – 11:00 AM

Distance:  1.8 miles

Elevation gain:  383 feet

Difficulty:  moderately difficult with loose rocks and occasional steep inclines

Duration:  2 hours

Capacity:  12 people, sign-up required

Cost:  Free

Preparation:  Wear close-toed shoes with decent traction, long pants, appropriate sun protection and layers, and carry 1-2 liters of water

Dates:

Jan. 13, 2024 – General hike – PAST

Feb. 3, 2024 – Big game – CANCELLED
Guide: Justin French

(Check out Alpine’s Wildlife Day on Feb 3 that includes events like a guided birding excursion at Kokernot Lodge.)

Mar. 9, 2024 – Tracks and scat – PAST
Guide: Alex Hettena

Apr. 20, 2024 – Birds – PAST
Guide: David Tønnessen

May 11, 2024 – Plants – PAST
Guide: Helen Snook

June 1, 2024 – National Trails Day – PAST
Offering two hikes: one shorter, family-friendly hike and one trail history hike

Family Hike Guide: Maureen Frank
Trail History Hike Guide: Kevin Urbanczyk

July 13, 2024 – Insects – OPEN
Guide: Chris Ritzi

Aug. 10, 2024 – Geology
Guide: Kevin Urbanczyk

Hikes are contingent on weather and may not be rescheduled.

For more information, please contact GuidedHikes@sulross.edu

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