One of my favorite hikes! Exceptionally we'll marked trails. I did this walk alone with my dog the first time and am always a little worried about getting lost, but it would have been difficult with the trails being so clear. I took some fantastic photos as was there on the height of the Fall. I returned a few weeks later with my Hiking Group and they loved it too!

on Pine Swamp Trail

4 years ago

5 years ago

One of my favorite local trails. It is very close to my house and offers a variety of environments, though there are no vistas since you are usually surrounded by trees. It is actually 4.0 miles if you include the walk from/to your car, and it includes the highest point in the county. This makes it good for measured training hikes with some nice ups and downs. Three to four laps, three times a week was a major part of my preparation for a successful rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon. The dogs love this trail. Black bear sightings are infrequent and I've never had a problem with them.