So please don't do this after dark. I started on the mossy ridge trail. The sun set much earlier than me and my boyfriend hoped. Since both trails started at the same place, I just assumed they were just one big loop. Well we accidentally ended up on the cane connecter trail somehow. We ended up at the parking lot, which was a 20 minutes DRIVE from where we parked. (((:
I've hiked this trail more than any other trail. It's a fun, fairly quick trail with a lot of natural beauty. No great views, but a nice getaway in a large metro area. There's one nice hill that will give you a little cardio. The one drawback is it is a very highly-trafficked trail. Don't expect to get that great isolated feeling that you'll get from more out of the way locations.
A Cute, short, woodsy and entirely shaded trail that leads up to a hawk viewing platform and has a few bird blinds along the way. Rated fairly easy, it connects and intersects a few of the other nearby trails to get a longer loop in.
Near to the Nature center and the parking lot. Kid friendly, older friendly, into-to-trail-running friendly.