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Split Rock

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Split Rock, Paradise Park (bobcat)
The Hardesty plaque on Split Rock, Paradise Park (bobcat)


Split Rock is a massive rounded boulder split in two within sight of the Paradise Park Loop Trail. It is guarded by a single whitebark pine, with mountain ash bushes on the south side and maple-leaf currant on the north. There have been a few campfires in the sheltered split as the blackened rock face suggests.

There are plaques on the Rock honoring William P. Hardesty and Charles H. Sholes, both past Presidents of the Mazamas. Sholes assumed the annual presidency several times between 1896 and 1908, while Hardesty led the first official Mazamas hike on April 7th, 1912. The Hardesty Cup is an annual Mazamas award given to trail leaders.

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