Locke Rock was named in memory of Bob Locke, who passed on Mt. Watkins, in Yosemite Valley. There are three known routes. Locke Rock lies northeast of Courtright Reservoir and near Maxson Meadow.
Park at the Cliff Lakes parking lot and follow the trail toward Leopold Dome. Continue past Leopold Dome and Maxson Meadow. Locke Rock is the large granite dome to the northwest. Allow two hours to hike from the parking lot.