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    Stephanie Mayer added Nice hike

    2 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed Crow Creek Trail

    2 months ago

    Nearly perfect hike. This is one of my top five hikes ever. It was challenging without being grueling, scenic, and very enjoyable. It is a hike that is manageable for children and a great hike for dogs. The uphills are neither too long, nor too steep. Hidden Falls was a trickle, but I assume it is just the time of year. You need to hike through knee-deep water to see the Falls. A word of warning here: the rocks I scrambled over with little problem on the way in were very slick on the way out when my shoes were wet. Be careful! I went in the evening around 5:30 and the trail was busy at first but then it was pretty empty by 6pm. There is one big downside. The signage is terrible and can’t be relied upon for accuracy. Unfortunately, GPS did not work the whole time either. I’m not sure how long the trail actually is to Hidden Falls and back, but it was a six-mile hike for me due to all my wrong turns. It took me two hours to complete the full hike and it was nearly dark when I was done. I hope I get the chance to come back and do this hike again someday!

    Stephanie Mayer completed Crow Creek Trail

    2 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer added Fun hike

    3 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed Chalco Hills Trails

    3 months ago

    Excellent, well-maintained trail in a scenic environment. There is a lot of variety here, with ups and downs, lots of trees and vegetation, plenty of open spaces and of course, the beautiful lake. This is a long walk that may be difficult for toddlers and I know my small dogs would never be able to make it the whole way around. The path is large enough that it is definitely wheelchair accessible. I went on a Friday morning at 10:30 am, so I did not experience a lot of traffic on the path. The bicyclists I encountered did a great job of announcing themselves. I will definitely do this again. It feels so secluded despite the fact that it is so close to the city.

    Stephanie Mayer completed Chalco Hills Trails

    3 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed Walnut Creek Lake Trail West

    4 months ago

    I have been walking this trail for many years. It is a concrete trail that is very well maintained. It is beautiful in the evenings and is often quite busy. There is not a lot of shade but the trees and vegetation have grown in nicely over the years. Water fowl is frequently seen here and I saw a mink the other day. There are two parking lots for access. This is a family-friendly lake, accommodating strollers and wheelchairs. It is a long walk around for a small child but it’s an easy walk with only slight elevation changes. One of the best things about this lake is that except for a handful of houses, housing is not close to the water. This is a very safe location and moonlight walks are highly encouraged!

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed MoPac East Trail

    4 months ago

    This is a lovely walk on a well-kept, level trail. Trail is good for all age levels, accommodates strollers, and would be a great place for walking dogs. However, keep your dog on a leash and be on the lookout because it is heavily used by bikes. I walked on a Sunday morning at 11 am, and there were many cyclists and a few walkers. I didn’t see anyone running but I think it would be a good trail for that activity. My one complaint (hence three stars) is that when I crossed the bridge over the Platte going south, there were no trail continuation markers. This was very confusing because there are roads and railroad tracks that converge at this point. The trail could use better markings in general because I wasn’t sure if I was walking on private property in several places. I walked the part of the trail by Schramm State Park near Louisville. I will definitely try other parts of this scenic and tranquil trail!

    Stephanie Mayer completed MoPac East Trail

    4 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer added Mopac Trail

    4 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed Neale Woods Nature Center Trails

    4 months ago

    Great, secluded place to hike close to the city. Just don’t forget to douse yourself in bug spray! This hike is listed as easy, but I disagree. Much of the hike is in and out of ravines, which means a good deal of hiking uphill. I went in the late afternoon on a Saturday, and saw deer and turkeys. There were only a few other cars in the lot when I arrived so the trails are not busy. I enjoyed the solitude as I only crossed paths with one other hiker. I would think this might be a difficult hike for toddlers and it is not at all fit for strollers. The trails are decently maintained and I will definitely hike here again!

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed Field Club Trail

    5 months ago

    Love this trail, I walk it every day. Very peaceful and almost completely shaded from Woolworth south to Martha. Wide concrete trail that is excellent for bikers, walkers and runners. If you like birdwatching, you will see plenty. Only caution is that this is partly in a ravine, so on hot days don’t expect a lot of breeze.

    Stephanie Mayer completed Field Club Trail

    5 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer reviewed Tranquility Trail

    5 months ago

    I really enjoyed hiking here. That said, it is really a bike trail. It can be challenging for pedestrians at times because the dirt trail is narrow and it is hard to see bikers coming. I would not recommend this for dogs or toddlers due to the need to react quickly when a biker comes along. I hiked late morning on a Friday and didn’t see anyone else in the trail. Be forewarned- if hiking in the middle of the day, there will be very little shade. Late afternoon is a better time as there is more shade. One more thing, the trails can be very confusing because there are so many of them and I imagine they change occasionally. This was a fun and challenging hike!

    Stephanie Mayer added Tranquility- 1

    5 months ago

    Stephanie Mayer completed Tranquility Trail

    5 months ago