dogs on leash
Got an early start and made it to the trailhead by 6:45, parts of the trail are pretty muddy from all the rain that we have had but it is less trafficked than other parts of Forest Park. Had a little bit of snow at the higher elevations that made for a peaceful morning walk.
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.
Leif is double wide trail, it narrows to single track once on wildwood. On a mid day Saturday, we saw maybe 10 other hikers /runners. Due to the recent snow/rains, trails had some muddy spots (but what's a hike without getting some mud on your boots!
Christina R. on Ridge Trail
This was amazing! Went on 1/28/2017....Best way is the start on the bottom of Ridge Trail at the St.John Bridge and hike all the way up and coast down! It's was hard going up but well worth it.. Going down was a blast. Haha