hiking

dogs on leash

wild flowers

We hiked part of the blue trail up along the falls and it was busy, but beautiful.

If you take the orange trail all the way up to the 'top of the world,' you will have had a pretty good workout... the flat part of the trail up to the falls is great for dogs and kids However, the pleasant stroll turns into a hike at this point.

A lot of trees were down.

Dry waterfall and stream beds right now. Difficult to follow trails without this app. I wandered around on blue, red, and white trails.

trail running
2 months ago

Great hike! The online GPS tracking was a real timesaver and made our trip so much more enjoyable!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

trail is overgrown in some places, definitely giving off the truth that it's one of the lighter used trails in Moss Preserve. Probably the steepest and most winding trails I've experienced there. The trail itself is fun to hike just based on the fact that it's a trail to hike but its name "high cliffs trail" (aka red trail) is misleading, and disappointing when you hike it expecting some sort of high cliff/waterfall/etc, only to discover it's named after the adjacent subdivision promptly named High Cliffs, and the once existing trail that led to the subdivision which looked to have had a decent view from atop, has been covered in by recent construction and Landscaping in the area, leaving much to be desired. But other than the fact it lacks any significant formations or features and has a misleading name, the trail itself was a good hike and is away from the main set of trails, allowing for some private and quite hike time!

Just for the fact that it feels huge and wide open when in actualitu it is surrounded by subdivisions on all sides and isn't that big, I give it a big thumbs up. Great place to take the dogs, or kiddos for a day hike, or just to get away and read a book in peace. Also is littered with climbable rock faces, for skilled climbers looking for a quick climb and beginners looking for something simple to get some practice on. For sure plan on going back very soon!