Discover a mountain
400 million years in the making
Otherworldly Rock Outcrop
Once part of a quarry, Arabia Mountain is now protected as part of the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. This otherworldly rock outcrop is a monadnock, a geologic formation that has seen the ground around it erode away, leaving the mountain we know and love today. Arabia Mountain also contains a variety of rare and endangered plants, such as Diamorpha, which grows in the fragile solution pit ecosystems that appear on the rock face. Parking has been quite crowded here during the pandemic – here are some tips on where to park.
Arabia Mountain is free to hike with a guide or on your own! As you hike, though, make sure to never step in the puddles, pools and sandy patches that appear on the rock face. These solution pits host a variety of plant species found almost nowhere else on earth – so keep an eye out as you hike!