Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Lost Lake on the Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park

Back on July 13, I hiked the Rough Canyon Trail at Robbers Cave State Park. It was probably my 4th or 5th time to walk the trail.

This 2.9-mile loop trail in the San Bois Mountains is a nice hike. (The trail map and elevation profile is in this post.) It is nearly all wooded, has lots of interesting rocks on and around the trail, and some moderate hill-climbing.

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Panoramic view of the stream (during dry times) in Rough Canyon

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Rough Canyon Trail, Robbers Cave State Park

When water is flowing, the prettiest area along the trail is the half-mile stretch that runs along Rough Canyon (a scenic stream valley). Particularly during leaf-off, there are some very nice views through here, and the stream (or creek) that runs through it is great.

Lost Lake, which appears to be a man-made recreation lake that is no longer in use for that purpose, is also quite pretty.

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Rough Canyon Trail next to Fourche Maline Creek

These photos are from my July 13 visit.

Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
This area is the steepest part of the trail. It also has some of the most interesting rocks.
Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Where the trail enters the Rough Canyon area
Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Rough Canyon Trail, Rough Canyon is to the left (not as visible during leaf-on)
Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Rough Canyon Trail
Robbers Cave: Rough Canyon Trail Photos photo
Lost Lake and the dam
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