‘Mount Ararat’, another Rockridge rock

In my search for Rockridge Rock I’ve found some nice places. I consider the hillock embraced by Wilding Lane to be one, possibly even the Rock itself. One piece of lore that guides me is the fact that in the late 1800s, the Rock was easily reached from town and picnickers enjoyed an expansive view of the Bay and hills. The 1912 Oakland street map I rely on in my research labels the Wilding Lane hill “Mt Ararat.” Here’s the view from Wilding and Canyon View Lanes (click for full size). If you strip away the trees and homes, the appeal of the place is obvious.

Mount Ararat, unlike Cactus Rock near Acacia Avenue, is right next to the main drag of Broadway Terrace. Here’s a map to help you find the place.

One Response to “‘Mount Ararat’, another Rockridge rock”

  1. Nico Says:

    Hi! I’m hesitant to comment on a post from 2008 but noticed that you’ve made new posts this year, so I’ll give it a shot. Love the blog, just discovered it today, and it is a serious treasure trove. Thank you for all your work!

    Do you know why this hill was called Mt. Ararat? Was there a large Armenian population there at the time? Or maybe even just one family? As an Armenian, I’m going to have to make a little trip to here!

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