Hello everyone! This is are 3rd installment of Local places we frequent. We want to talk to you about this very beautiful place that we have been visiting since we were little kids waddling around. Rockville is just what we call it but it’s called Rockville Hills Regional Park its a place that is used for all sorts from picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, scouts, fishing, to haunted hikes.
The park has 633 acres of dense forests, grasslands, oak woodlands, and two ponds. The trails here are always well-groomed and lots of diverse trails some will take you into awesome views of the area others will take you into denser parts with beautiful red-barked manzanita trees and some into open grassland areas with streams along the trail. The trails have lots of space for bikers and hikers to share and everybody is always friendly and willing.
We’ve have had many good times here going on short hikes to long sweaty hikes. The spring time is always the best time to be here, but anytime of the year is good as well it’s just that during spring everything is nice and green the flowers are blooming and polliwogs fill the ponds edges.
There is a wide variety of creatures here birds, reptiles, small mammals. I love to just stroll through the park starting at all the small things moss growing on the rocks and logs, the ladybugs on plants, small lizards sunbathing on rocks, bees collecting nectar. As a child I can remember being excited during spring to go to the pond to see all the polliwogs, and you can see them in the different stages of life from tiny strings of eggs to dot sized tadpoles then to having two tiny legs sticking out of there body’s. Rockville will always be a favorite spot for me my family and friends if you ever happen to be in the area go in and explore bring your kids your friends you wont regret it . I hope you enjoy and make lots of wonderful memories like we have.
Rockville is a very popular place for moutain biking, they have many meets and events at the park. Also, many families take day trips with their little ones, on ‘Black Friday’ of last year we visited the park and it was great to see people with their entire families spending the day out in nature and not in the shopping malls. On other times we visit we see a lot of boy scouts and girl scouts who frequent the park all year. All in all, just a family friendly place that all ages can enjoy.