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    Jim Garrison reviewed Fernhill Wetlands

    5 months ago

    Jim Garrison completed Fernhill Wetlands

    5 months ago

    Jim Garrison added Bayocean Peninsula

    10 months ago

    Jim Garrison completed Bayocean Peninsula

    10 months ago

    Jim Garrison reviewed Cape Falcon Trail

    10 months ago

    Based on distance/elevation this is "Easy", but with the extremely uneven surface on large parts of the trail it requires quite a bit of concentration. About 50% of the trail surface consists of tangles of large roots that have been exposed by erosion over the years. The roots are between 6" and 12" above the "ground" level, and in some areas the mass completely covers the trail. Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended unless you want to risk a sprained ankle; poles recommended. I rated this only 3 stars because the constant need to watch the ground interfered with my enjoyment.

    Jim Garrison completed Cape Falcon Trail

    10 months ago

    Jim Garrison updated Steigerwald Lake NWR Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison updated Steigerwald Lake NWR Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison completed Steigerwald Lake NWR Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison updated Steigerwald Lake NWR Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison reviewed Washington Park Loop

    11 months ago

    The short segment that runs along Johnson Creek (2.4-2.5 mile mark on the elevation map) is closed due to a landslide. Detour via Redwood Trail.

    Jim Garrison completed Washington Park Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison added Washington Park Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison reviewed Winter Falls Loop

    11 months ago

    A nice, slightly shorter alternative to the Trail of Ten Falls for those still working up to 8 mile walks :-) Going clockwise around the loop on the Canyon Trail from South Falls, the first part is heavily trafficked. Beyond the junction with Maple Ridge Trail traffic decreases to almost nothing. There are a few places where the downslope edge of the trail is soft and somewhat prone to crumbling underfoot (i.e. a little dangerous) but the trail is wide enough that this is not a problem as long as you pay attention.

    Jim Garrison updated Winter Falls Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison updated Winter Falls Loop

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison reviewed Jenkins Estate Trails

    11 months ago

    An OK but short hike, as several of the trail segments on the map have been closed for quite a while (looks like several years) due to water damage. Total available trail length is about 2.5 mi. There is no parking at the starting point indicated on the map. The best place to park is the Jenkins Estate parking area; the entrance does not seem to appear on ANY maps, and is at the first 90-degree turn on Grabhorn Rd (going south from Farmington). Take some time to visit the estate area itself, there is a small koi pond (I didn't see any, I guess they were being koi), and wildflowers in the spring/summer.

    Jim Garrison completed Jenkins Estate Trails

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison added Step Creek Trail

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison completed Step Creek Trail

    11 months ago

    Jim Garrison reviewed Willamette Mission Trail

    12 months ago

    Nice variety, some open space, some forest. Main loop is mostly paved or smooth gravel. Lots of options to explore besides the main loop, including equestrian trails that don't seem to be highly trafficked. You could easily stretch this to 7-8 miles if so inclined. Trails are very well marked.

    Jim Garrison completed Willamette Mission Trail

    12 months ago

    Jim Garrison added ToDo

    12 months ago

    Jim Garrison reviewed Trappist Abbey Logging Road Forest Loop

    12 months ago

    Did this hike 7/1/2017 and found that I had to keep moving due to large numbers of biting flies. More of a nuisance than a serious problem, but I wanted to do some photography (landscape and wildflower macro) and that was problematic. Don't know if the flies are just a transient phenomenon, so my star rating ignores them. Main loop trail is as described. Side trails are not maintained and there is quite a lot of poison oak. Description says 2.7 miles but I measured about 3.3. Your mileage may vary (literally :-) They will give you a map at the guest house but it covers only a hike to a small Virgin Mary shrine and not the full loop.

    Jim Garrison reviewed L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Loop

    12 months ago

    Beautiful trails, mostly shaded by trees (95%), lots of wildflowers this time of year. I posted a bunch of photos.