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Started at the Nature Center trail head and went up the 2nd fork to the left and up to "The View" which is a great rest area. There is another tiny trail that will take you to the view (the first left with a big water tank) but it's very small and for experienced people. From there I went up the smaller trail to the old Boy Scout Camp. There are shortcuts on this trail which take you steeply over a ridge and steeply down to meet the Stough Canyon fire road. I used he steep down, but it's not advised unless you are experienced. From there I casually walked down the fire road to the Nature Center.
Overall it was a nice loop with some interesting urban exploring and beautiful views on a good day. There's barely any shade though, so not for the hottest of days.
Be careful on the directions the app gives you. It took me to a road that doesn't exist or isn't open. Go to DeBell golf course then continue past it to reach the nature center. The first half mile is the steepest then levels off for the most part for the rest of the way. I wouldn't rate it moderate but maybe between easy/ moderate. Nice views.
The first .9 miles is very steep and would be difficult on a hot day. Thankfully, it was only in the 60s when I went. The trail is listed as an "out and back," but I turned it into a loop by taking the paved road at the 1.3 mile mark back to the parking lot.