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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.

Nice easy trail, has lots of water birds and great views of the lake. Could be done with a jogging stroller. Was a little muddy so our dog needed a good bath when we got home. Also according to my phone it was a 5 mile loop not 2.4.

5 days ago

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.

Definitely want to come back on a clear day in the summer when I can see the mountains and everything is in bloom. Still a very pretty walk otherwise.

Do not follow the directions to GPS coordinates; this is not the trailhead! You will find yourself at an auto body shop on NW St Helen's Rd without parking. There appears to be a trail or fire road with a chain across it...but can't park there anyway. Hook up from NW 53rd or elsewhere.