dogs on leash
cross country skiing
if you don't mind hiking and climbing over huge rocks for 3 hours then this is a nice hike. the forest is lush and beautiful. there are no Vistas or overlooks. there are lots streams and Brooks. unfortunately we went at the beginning of fall 2016 every stream and brook was completely dry due to a drought. there are a lot trail marker but they are none traditional. the marker don't give direction when the trails turn start and end. we got very turn around twice at connector trails.
Peaceful. Easy hike. The 2 miles around I did was flat for the most part. Great for walking, speed walking and jogging and walking a dog or something. I got to walk some of the trails past the 2 mile mark and it seemed a little more rugged. If I decide to hike the entire perimeter, I will definitely be wearing hiking boots. Sneakers did fine today.
This is a nice, unspectacular trail. It is on the easy side of moderate, at least on foot. We saw many more mountain bikers than hikers. At most points it is wide enough that there is room enough for both hikers and bikers. There were a few spots at which I was glad to have the app and my phone because we couldn't find the trail markings. There is decent shade for almost the entire trail. Very quiet too with just an occasional plane flying overhead on a cloudless day.
My 6 year old son and I went biking down this trail today and it was a challenge. Many roots and obstacles and overgrown in areas. We're not too experienced with biking so I don't think I'll be using this trail for that again... but it was a beautiful area with great views. It gave you a very private and secluded feeling that was very peaceful... but it sure kicked our mountain biking butts!
This place has a trail for every level. We started at the orange/blue to the yellow and stopped at the reservoir, then we took the pink 3/4 way around the reservoir and made a left onto the yellow which we had a little trouble finding, eventually we got on track with help from other hikers having the same problem, we continued on yellow to Ridge overlook the onto blue and back to our starting point. 4.5 miles 2.5 hrs. Good challenge and good workout. Bring snacks and water and enjoy this great place.