Climb to Your Heart’s Content at Indian Rock Park in Berkeley on September 7

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired invites you and your friends in the LightHouse Youth Program to a day of exploration and climbing at Indian Rock Park in Berkeley. Please sign up by Friday, September 6.

Come explore the crazy rock formations at Indian Rock Park along with your friends in
the Youth Program. Have fun in an accessible, challenging setting that will inspire you to enjoy nature that is almost in your own back yard.

Who: Blind and Low Vision Youth, ages 8 to 18
September 7, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We will meet at the Downtown Berkeley Bart Station at 11:00 a.m., and then take AC Transit #1 to Indian Rock Park
There is no cost to participate; you will need money for public transportation
Each participant must submit a LightHouse Youth Program waiver form, if they have not done so for a previous outing
Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at or (415) 694-7372. Please register by September 6.

Volcanic in origin, Indian Rock is the largest of a number of similar rhyolite rock formations in the vicinity. These rhyolite formations include smaller rocks on the east side of Indian Rock Avenue. Remains of acorn-grinding pits carved into solid rock can be found in these outcroppings, especially the aptly named Mortar Rock. These pits were made by the local indigenous people, the Huichin band of the Ohlones.

If you would like more information, or to RSVP for this event, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator for the LightHouse, at (415) 694-7372 or

Things to Bring:
Water bottle
Hat or visor
Bag lunch (there is no place nearby to purchase food, therefore, please bring a bag lunch with you)
Wear comfortable hiking clothes
Comfortable hiking shoes
Cane or mobility device
Jacket or hoodie

Climbers on Indian Rock