Cosmo P. on Pigeon Creek Park Trails
I love this park! So much to do every time of year! :D
We live very close to this trail and because of this we have never hiked here! Our mistake. The trails are very nicely shaded and quite pleasant to walk on for casual hiking. Mosquitoes were a bit of an issue but a little spray took care of that. We walked the two outside loops on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and still only saw a couple of other people, and based on the overall feel of the place we plan to also come back with grandchildren for sledding and do some cross-county skiing, also.
My husband and I hiked this trail with the four legged babies today. It was mostly shaded, very well marked with numerous maps along the way, and a wide trail. There were several benches for water breaks. We noticed a lot of people mountain biking, but there was plenty of trail for bikers to get around us and the dogs. We are definitely coming back to these trails to explore the loops we didnt get to today.
My wife and I went to go hiking but couldn't because they close the trails down during winter for cross country skiing. The ski rentals are very reasonable in price and also offer rentals on ski skates and snow shoes. It was an awesome experience!
This is a very nice park in the winter time (I have not visited yet in the warmer months). They have numerous ski trail loops that are groomed and track set. The lodge is great with a roaring wood fireplace, concessions, and ski/snowshoe rentals. I know they have a good amount of lighted trails for night skiing. Entrance to park is free an skiing is free with the exception of rental cost if needed.
We took my son on a walk after preschool, then later when my ddaughter got out of class we went back for a hike this was a great FIRST HIKE for them, I hope to teach them all the things about nature we learned from my father and training this way they can enjoyit in their future, we ocasionally walk a trail and have a lunch on it, in a tree, on a log etc. I LOVE NATURE!!! and we have been doing a bit of picking up of trash that we come across throughout our hikes or drives through the bush....THANKS ALLTRAILS< GREAT SITE!!