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Very nice trail, but I would consider this a walk through the woods instead of a hike. Trail #14 (horsethief) merges with centennial trail #89 shortly into the trail trek, so there is a variety of directions for a person to explore. All in all this trail is still a beautiful place to explore with streams, rock formations and birch trees around every corner!

One of my favorites in this area.

This is a largely flat trail with spectacular views. You may see some big horn sheep. The bighorn sheep seem to be more active in the early afternoon. It is possible to extend the hike through some short out and back trails along the way.

This is a lovely trail however we did a lot of trail finding. They must be trying to reroute some of the trail. There are branches stacked a crossed some of the trails and trail signs pointing the wrong way. The trail needs some care ???

This is a fun easy trail with a summit of Old Baldy !!

mountain biking
12 days ago

Great view minus the houses from the top. I biked up this trail and would definitely come back to do so again, nice wide trail the whole way up with gradual hills. I personally wouldn't waste hiking this unless I was with little ones who can't go far, or unless you're looking for a quick getaway from town.

Loved it!!

I am from somewhere that has some of the best hiking in the world and this hike rates right up there. Not strenuous at all. 245 total time with a lot of stops for photos. No one would call me 'fast'. But I was moving fairly steady. Nice variety of terrain and some incredible views. Also saw a couple mountain goats that kept my attention for a while! Highly recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nicely kept trail. Took a side trail of the main one and went through the more rough paths that were not as visible- it made for a nice challenge and more of a workout.

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walking
1 month ago

Very quiet and peaceful. Pretty easy walk with a couple good hills to keep it interesting.

This trail has is a special memory to me as it was hiked on our honeymoon, and it was hiked when our kids were just the right age. One of the prettiest trails in the United States in my personal experiences.