Great trail for running with dog (leashed). Did this at end of October when it starts to get too cold to go hiking up in Mountains. Need to watch out for mountain bikers but traffic wasn't bad on the particular day I went. Will definitely be doing it again!
A nice hike that is easy to complete. It starts at an old farm house on a dirt trail leading to bridge that crosses the river. Eventually the trail turns to a paved path before bearing off to another dirt trail that steadily gains its way up hill.
The trail switches between sandy areas and washed out riverbed type rocks. The trail loop takes you along the ridge giving excellent views. There is plenty of wildlife and beautiful flora.
The trail is accessible to both cyclists and horses which means paying lots of attention to where you step. Also due to the miles it takes longer then expected, it was dark before we got back to the trailhead.
VS D. on Hidden Mesa Trail
This is an easy trail for hiking as a previous reviewer wrote. I hiked on a day with perfect weather, few people, dogs mostly on leashes, only one rattler on the trail. Good day. The trail is 2.3 miles to the mesa, 2.3 miles on the mesa, 2.3 miles return to the car. There is an alternate trailhead on the west side of the mesa that is a very short hike to the top of the mesa. All in all, lovely, quiet day.
Took my dog on this hike today ... trail is well groomed and easy - very easy ... there is one short incline that is rocky, but that's it ... otherwise, a breeze. Not crowded at all, which was nice. However, personally, I was not impressed and probably will not go back. It wasn't even what I would consider on the low-end of the moderate in complexity, the scenery and views aren't near as appealing as other nearby locales. If one is wanting a quick, easy hike to at least get some activity,close to home - this will fit the bill.