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This trail is definitely a fire road with recent vehicle and OHV tracks (not sure how legal). It made for a nice quick morning hike with nothing too exciting. Still a good 180* view of the valley if you go past the end of the fire road. I basically went straight up the hill at the end of the fire road which made the trail much more tricky with a bit of snow. There is a bunch of housing development at the trailhead so who knows how much longer this trail will be available.

hiking
1 month ago

The route up Rose Canyon Road is nice and wide and climbs gently. The trail turns west at a no trespassing sign and gate which is military property. As the trail turns north you climb to the ridge line between Rose Canyon and Yellow Fork Canyon which offers wonderful views. The trail descends along the ridge line gradually until the final 1/3 mile where it become rather steep and rocky.

hiking
1 month ago

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

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.

hiking
4 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.

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
5 months ago

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

trail running
5 months ago

Love this trail for running. A little tricky the first time or two because the trails aren't marked and there are a ton of forks. Lots of deer. Not too crowded on a Saturday morning.

This should be rated hard. Lots of inclines and then declines in and out of canyons. Got lost several times. Make sure to download map first. Saw a deer. Small babbling brook. Make sure you have sunscreen and water. Most of trail is in sun. The thistle was taller than me and full of yellow finches. It was best part of trail. There is a great summit view. You can see mountains all 4 sides. This trail features desert look.

Amazing view! Great night hike

trail running
5 months ago

Did this trail again this morning I took the entire loop and the left fork all the vertical on the left is in the first 3 miles. Whew! Still a great trail and those on horse back are very courteous!

trail running
6 months ago

Fun trail good inclines and wildlife! I had a Doe and dawn scare the $&@ out of me I'm glad no one saw that!

I got lost. How did I get lost?

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy up hill walk until about half a mile before the summit. Then it kicked our butts. Felt good! It's a beautiful view up top!

On the northern loop at the 2 mile marker the main trail proceeds at the opening of a wooden fence. I took a trail that crosses the creek. I assume this trail was much steeper than the main trail.

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