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4 days ago

Pretty flat hike with views of the reservoir to start, then you climb and climb and climb. Good workout, and not too crowded.

I have done this hike regularly for the last twelve years, as it's close to my house and dogs are allowed on the trails. It's a great hike with beautiful views and just the right amount of hills to be a workout. I prefer the Creekside Trail route at the beginning and end though.The only downsides are:
1) The treeless section as you climb the hill can be deathly hot in summer.
2) This same section can be deeply muddy and rutted from bikers after a rain.
3) Seven Springs Trail is narrow in sections and can get very busy on weekends, especially with bikers.

Weekend parking is a little hard but be patient. I routinely do the four miler (look for signs). Nice respite from everyday life. PGE is mostly an uncovered trail but when you are back on coyote trail, you'll be shaded with trees. The trails are a tad muddy but the streams are filled with water for that peaceful and serene sound. Have fun!