Had a great time, proved to be a great workout. Trail markings were confusing at times or I would give it 5. we thought the switchbacks were well thought out. Definitely recommend it, we ended up with a longer distance because of poorly marked areas.
Nice short hike to do with a dog. I have an older dog with arthritis issues so we can't do what we used to. But she still loves to go. This hike was perfect for her. A lot to explore. Enough seclusion to feel like you were getting away. I agree the trail markings were few and far between and hard to follow when you did find them. I found it enjoyable with the map with this app.
Good combo trail in North Park. Decent ascents to get the blood flowing. Blazes change occasionally and can be difficult to follow at times, but easy enough to find your way back. Clocked in a little longer than the listed mileage. Good views of the lake from the opposite hillside when the cover isn't fully grown in yet.
Good trail with some steep inclines at points. Connects with various blazed trails around North Park, but is mostly unblazed. Recommend using a map or AllTrails app to navigate. Plenty of opportunities to change trails and direction to lengthen or shorten depending on your preference. Prime coyote territory in North Park so just be alert.
Cara S. on North Park-Wildwood Mine Loop Trail
Good hike with varied terrain and some very pretty spots. Love jumping creeks and wooded hill climbs.
I've hiked this loop off and on with PAL Meetup group since 2010. I've also did several private hikes. I love hiking the loop, due to the mixed terrain. you do share the trail with many bikers, especially on a great weather day. I don't hike alone because I'm never really sure of the blazes.