dogs on leash
There are many different ways to go, so having this/a map is a good idea. Elevation is not too bad, if you want to make this hike 3-15 miles long, it's for everyone. A bit hard for mountain biking for my liking, might have to walk the bike a bit, yet I'm a beginner. Saw 2 rangers so keep your dog on a leash. Nice views of the city and beyond. Barely any shade, would recommend in spring or fall. No water access. Bathrooms at trail head.
Completed 7 1/2 mile on this trail today - it was fantastic! Will be back again. Trail was gradual, steady incline with lots of shade and nice views. Some parts were loose rocks, others just clear, narrow paths in woods. Many other hikers, trail runners and a couple cyclists on the trail. Saw deer on the way in, small rattler on the way out. Did not see a waterfall as noted in trail description - probably need to return in Spring?
M S. on South Valley Park Trail
Great hike, lack of shade makes this perfect for a sunny winter day.