This route takes you through the residential areas of Mission Grove, including Taft Elementary and Taft Park. The sidewalks are well-maintained, and each home displays the pride of the natural landscape and wildflowers of the area. There is scattered shade along the sidewalk route. Be prepared for a heart-pumping walking experience; these hills are challenging and invigorating!
Taft Park is filled with activities, including tennis courts, basketball, and a VitaCourse fitness path (with several stations for stretching and strength exercises). Playgrounds, hilly grass areas, and beautiful foliage make this park unique for walking. The sidewalk is in mint condition, with little traffic beyond school hours.