Pence Park consists of a large, northeast facing ridgeline (Independence Mountain) that provides a backdrop to Myers Gulch and Parmalee Gulch Road.  This park is the southernmost component of the Corwina/O’Fallon park complex, and is the southern terminus of the popular Bear Creek trail.  The central portion of the park consists of a north facing slope covered with dense forests which transition to rocky outcrops at the highest point of the park in its southwest corner.

Pence Park provides a terminal trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail.  It is possible to hike or bike from Pence east through O’Fallon and Corwina Parks.  Pence Mountain Park also provides a hiker only experience west on the new Independence Mountain Trail.  This newly constructed trail provides a two mile loop up the flanks of Independence Mountain.  A trailhead and restroom facility is located on the site.

Pence Mountain Park Map