I am in my late 60's and decided I just needed to try to climb Bell Rock. My wife was not so inclined so I headed out alone around 4:30 PM on a 65-degree sunny day. That was a great choice as far as I am concerned.
There is a parking site south of the rock that's called Bell Rock Vista and signs point to Bell Rock Path as being there leading you to believe that's the best place to start for a Bell Rock climb. Well, depends on what all you want to do. If you just want to climb it, it is far shorter to start at the trailhead on the north side of Bell Rock which is called the Courthouse Rock Vista area. If you don't, you basically have to hike around to the north side of Bell Rock to start your climb anyway since that's where the most convenient pathways up start.
Bell Rock Path goes all the way around the combination of Bell Rock and Courthouse Rock. The vague paths up Bell Rock start about where the path from Courthouse Rock Vista meets the Bell Rock path on its way around the north side. There is a sign pointing towards Bell Rock at that point, From there just keep looking for cylindrical stacks of rocks progressing upwards. It was only reasonably difficult for an old man to get to what appeared to be the next-to-the-top plateau fairly close to the top. Be sure to follow all good hiking rules. The views were great but you can do just as well without the climb except for Bell Rock itself.
Like everything else in that area, you need a Red Rock pass or national park pass.
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