Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in McDonald Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great fire road hike. Did one off shoot trail to get a little muddy. Good steady incline!

Great trail to make a nice workout. but I am also way outta shape

Easy and nice; not too muddy.

Challenging at times, listened to owl talk to me and enjoyed the snowy view. I took a wrong turn and feel signage could be better. I will go again later Spring as too much snow closer to top. Lots of creek access for my lab so she was happy. 4 star because lack of signs.

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1 month ago

Great views and a fun, challenging hike. Took me about 2:40 minutes to finish, I would have been quicker if it wasn’t for the 6” of snow on most of it! Crazy end of March weather.

Well maintained trail, some dog poop, very little trash. Beautiful forest.

I really enjoyed this hike but it’s not the most scenic.

Perfect length hike for walking my dog highly recommend!!! A little muddy this time of year though

nice afternoon stroll. I usually add the 36 loop trail in also to make it a longer hike

3 months ago

the lake is Beautiful early morning. I usually combine other trails in with this to make it more of a workout.

3 months ago

I went back in early December of a sunny day. Bit unclear at times when I came to a couple forks in the road. I looped around the southwest side and the view of Mary's Peak getting swallowed by a storm cloud was awesome! Overall, challenging and enjoyable day.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful vistas on an easy loop trail. This old fat man had no problem doing it.

Steep and pretty.

An enjoyable New Years Day walk. Stopped for a lunch break near the top.

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6 months ago

nice hike ! enjoyed very much

hiking
6 months ago

nice hike ! my daughter and I really enjoyed it

hiking
6 months ago

my 7 year old daughter and I enjoyed this hike.

nice afternoon hike when added to calloway intensive loop also

nice afternoon hike.

nice afternoon stroll

mountain biking
8 months ago

Easy and enjoyable.

A great day hike to get out for a few hours, my boyfriend and I took the trail going up and took a smaller trail back. It was pretty and a great hike! Wasn't busy so it was nice to feel like the only ones on the trail

1st time! We will be back!

hiking
8 months ago

Well marked. Not many people. Lush beautiful forest.

Loved it!!!

It's a pretty trail in the arboretum, that is away from the roads, so that's nice.

hiking
9 months ago

A lot to see from the foliage, some really neat trees. Not a lot in terms of landscape, the forest along the trail is just so dense. Well maintained and some steep segments, would make for a great run I think and I am to run it soon

10 months ago

It's an uphill maze. With a decent view.

I really wanted 3 1/2 stars. it's cool, nice hike, trails all over. not alot of viewpoints or anything.

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