So convenient. A great hiking area right in the middle of the city. Easy trails to moderate trails. Great views to boot! I've been hiking there for 10 years now.

on Templeton Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Excellent moderate trail. Beautiful views!!

hiking
25 days ago

This trail is really quite easy but so beautiful! Right in the heart of the city but you would never know it while you are on any of these trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views from Palmer Park, this trail is marked as difficult but is very doable for any skill level

Nice trail with beautiful views

Visit Palmer Trails for the first time and we like it. Great area to spend a nice day out hiking. The Trails are great to walk and some areas you can climb up within the trail system which give you a little challenge during the hike. The bad thing is the markers and signs throughout the Trails. Some markers were unreadable and some signs did not have the maps.
Other than that it is a great trail system and easy to park and find.

Short and easy, and lots of horse poops

Pretty views!! Wouldnt be hard to get confused where you're at, no markings along the trails and no "specific" place to park/start that I could find! Loved all the scenery though.

on Templeton Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Long but fun.

Listed as an advanced trail at the park. Great workout, lots of rocks and scrambling, definitely more of a hike than a walk with great views from the top of the rocks. I'd say it would be suitable for older kids, the littles might have a harder time, though, with sometimes uncertain footing on the gravel. Trail splits several times and reconnects with itself, also crosses several other trails so you've got to pay close attention if you want to stay on Templeton.
My pug made the loop, but was pretty wore out by the end. Husband and I enjoyed it.

It's like a mini mountain in the middle of the city.

Hiked with kids (7,9) with no difficulty. Fun hike.

Easy to find and follow. Took the kids and we all managed it, youngest is nearly 3. Dogs loved it too. Definitely better to do it anti clockwise and get the climb out of the way at the beginning.

Nice easy walk/hike in town. Good views of the town and not too busy, even on the weekend.

trail running
3 months ago