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Hiked it today and added a few other little trails to make it just under 5 miles....one can add even more.
I really liked the terrine, at the top was grassland and loads of red tail hawks. The back side was wooded and mossy. The trail was a little muddy on the back side but one could always get around it.
There were a ton of dogs and many were not leashed - it was the Sunday of a 3 day weekend so maybe there were a lot of not so typical user out today?
Although the parking lot was about 30% full the trail further out was very quiet.
I ran across only 3 mt bikers, all were very nice and used proper trail etiquette.
This was a lovely trail that ran along a river. We went on a Saturday so it was pretty crowded but it was worth it for the experience. We did it with our three month old in the baby carrier and it was pretty easy to the stone mansion but we continued up the trail to an area where there were switchbacks up to where the Audubon is and that was short but a little difficult with the baby-totally worth it. Only thing we didn't think about was we had our dog with us so when we got to the top we had to take turns one staying with the dog and the other visiting in the Audubon society building, they don't allow dogs.
This is the Spring Water Trail. Paved, no elevation gain. I walk/bike it every week. Its not a hike, just a stretch and walk before diner. I'm posting this review in case someone not from the area looks it up. Its been listed as difficult but it is very easy.
The east first few miles are more scenic. Lots of snow in between trailheads during winter means you're better off with snow shoes although is still hikable, my shoes did get water in them. The tunnel is great and worth seeing, so I recommend starting on the eastern side. Pretty flat the whole way. Follows a highway so you always hear traffic.