Hokum Rock can be seen just outside the parking area. Popular Mountain Biking area with hiking trail interspersed.
None of the trails are marked. Hike takes you past a small pond and then North Simmons Pond. There are some steeper climbs that expected here. This hike is almost all under the tree canopy. Many finger trails take you to other entry points at neighborhood cul de sacs making it hard to determine the actual trail.
"According to local legend, at one time a local Indian used this tremendous pile of granite rock left by retreating glaciers as his cave-like home. There is a more modern theory for the origin of the name of the rock pile. It is said that, in the 19th century, an aged descendant of the Nobscussets lived in the cave beneath the rocks. Whenever someone approached the cave, the Indian would say “Who Come,” thus giving the rock its name. In fact, the name of the rock is written “Who-Come” in several old deeds. Perhaps the ancient Indian of the 1880s was really the ghost of that old reprobate Hoken, an Indian who was a thief and known as incorrigible. A commemorative plaque is located at Hokum Rock in honor of the legend."
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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