Kevin F. on Button Rock Preserve: Sleepy Lion T...
Nice low key spot to get out and do something. Fun for the kids, great creek access and rocks to climb on.
Great trail through a beautiful park of the forest and good parking. To much walking on dirt roads with construction to get to actual trailhead and after trail ended to get back to the car. Came to hike I can walk on a dirt road just about anywhere
Thus trail is great once you get to the off leash areas. A climb over the hill. a couple of hard to spot the trail among the rock but do able and my dogs just love it. they run and climb and explore the mountain. I follow their lead and found some interesting views I would not have found otherwise. Wish I know of more places like this as me dog are not only very content when we could me home but also very tired. Good puppies.
Good trail, easy-moderate 4 mile hike (we hiked up to the lake from below, so 4.5 mi). 1.5 miles or so on dirt road, so not optimal. We did the loop plus short huff up to the reservoir in about 2:30hrs including one break. It's not hiking the Grand Tetons or Maroon Bells, but the description doesn't lie and we enjoyed it.
This trail is a bit distracting due to all of the manmade dams, a trail big enough to transport vehicles and tractors, and the inability to do anything, besides fish due to the restrictions. In my opinion, there are much better trails out there that don't have the visual distractions away from nature and its natural equilibrium.