Views in the winter are much better, especially with snow providing a contrasting backdrop.

1 month ago

Hike straight out about 200 yards between and under 2-3 transmission towers till you come to an impressive size boulder...unfortunately covered with unimpressive graffiti. Then move on to another park.

We did the Appalachian trail and Blue trail loop. Great day hike with views on blue trail

Hiked this trail today for the first time. Spent about 3 hours. Started at the Alpine street park. it's a nice size lot holding maybe 18 cars, but by the time I returned it was full and several cars had to park on the street. From parking lot hiked orange to blue, to yellow looping back to blue (to walk a section previously hiked) to red (follows the ridge back) and brings to just above the popular large boulder formation where you pick up orange again to return you to the lot. Very well blazed besides a few head scratching sections near the power lines. A mix of mostly hikers with a few mountain bikers.

Great hike, though I'd call it an intermediate following the regular trail— only if one takes the south trail loop (as shown in map) does it become a difficult trail, with lots of seriously fun but occasionally treacherous rock scrambling. Great views at certain spots, there's a spring about one mile from the trailhead. Overall, a pretty decent day hike, even in late November.

Solid hike with my dog. Beautiful weather and some nice views. Just a few other hikers on the trail. Peaceful.

This was a great trail/hike! The fall colors were beautiful, huge rock formations, uphills, downhills, small creek crossings, and several more connecting trails to explore. My dogs and I will come back again for sure!

Very technical mountain bike trails. Built by local riders for hikers and riders. Lots of great rock features and most fallen trees are left in place. Can ride up to 12 miles if you can find the tunnel under Interstate 78 and include the Cistern Park trail system.

First 1/2 mile is steady uphill but well worth it! Lots of snakes today (6 that we laid eyes on) but the views were spectacular! Trails are exceptionally well maintained and marked. Huge thank you to those who recently weed whacked the trails!

Amazing views! Favorite hike.

A tough uphill for the first mile or so but the North Trail views were spectacular and so worth the climb. Definitely going back in a few weeks.

Good hike...We turned this trail into a loop trail by starting with Woodpecker trail at the Nature Center, AT, then second entrance to the North Trail, came down to Charcoal trail and then Prairie Grass trail around back to Nature Center. Approx. 7 miles.

6 months ago

nothing to see in the summer. boring

Good hike. Used five of the trails to make a 7 mile loop. Warning that the Charcoal trail is NOT well maintained. Had a great hike and the scenery was spot on. Great day!

It's a really scenic hike with enough rocky and narrow parts to make it challenging in a fun way. There isn't a ton of things to look at, but there's a few large rocks about halfway thought that are fun to climb or at least sit on for a break. There's also a stream with a wooden bridge over which I found kind of neat. The markings were easy to follow despite the orange trail crossing paths with other trails.

Love this trail although be careful as the connecting winter trail shows up incorrectly on the app. We go totally lost for hours in the heat with no food or water left. It was a bad situation but than goodness we found our way back to the trail and met up with some awesome hikers that gave us water! Never leave the trails my friends!!!!

The orange trail was nice and well marked, however, I got off track when trying to do the red and blue trails. Luckily getting lost is certainly not a matter or life and death since you are in the middle of a city! I came upon route 309 and I knew I was off track and back tracked my way back to the orange trail. Still a great afternoon and I will return to figure out the other trails another day.

Nice trail with a fairly significant steady incline for the first 2 miles. Nice shade with rest area and flowing water too. Enjoy!

Fun challenging hike. Pretty rocky spots that make it difficult enough to be fun but not too hard. I wouldn't try it on a bike.

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