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hiking
1 day ago

Great views once you get to the top. Lots of horse traffic.

trail running
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

Love this one just because I live near it. I take my son in the pack up this hike. the trail ends and I wouldn't suggest trying to take small children up the rest of the hike. You get beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and you can see over the city.

While this was an ultimately beautiful hike because of the leaves changing colors, there were a couple things that cause me to give it 4 stars. I would not recommend this trail unless you download the map!!!
DIRECTIONS: The directions will take you right to the beginning, Walk over the bridge and take the trail to the right, by the creek.
Almost the whole way up the trail if you come to a fork, go right. And you will come to a fork about every half mile so there are A LOT of them. I did pretty well following the map until about halfway up when you are supposed to cross the stream. This happens when you see a large open field with picnic tables and soccer net poles on the north side of the stream. There are a bunch of picnic tables on the way up, but this is a big, wide open area. Cross here and continue up the trail. You will then come to fork at the base of the mountain, go to the left. This climb right here is where all the elevation kicks in. The views at the top weren't spectacular, but they were pretty. The way back down takes forever with lots of switchbacks.
Wasn't my favorite hike, but the changing leaves made it beautiful and I only saw 3 people on the whole 7 miles so that was a plus. Lots of horse poop on the last 1/2 mile though.

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This was a really wonderful hike nice gradual relatively smooth track. I was glad for my downloaded map because there are a maze of trails in the area and would have gotten lost for sure, as it was I got off track a couple of times and needed to backtrack. There was a lot more cover and shade than I was expecting on the trail on the south of the stream. I will repeat this in the fall for the colors of the oaks and maples.

hiking
3 months ago

It is a fun walk, took my 5, 3 and 1 year old (on my back) but I'd not do it by myself.

trail running
3 months ago

Awesome as always 4 th straight week on this trail, it never gets old.