Overall a great trail. Decent elevation gain, a nice workout. Because of the recent storms, a couple areas of the trail are partially washed out. One area in particular was tricky with kids and dogs. Not impassable, just watch your footing. Some icy spots I don't expect to clear up soon, but obviously not a spring and summer problem. :)

Fun easy walk through the woods great views lite incline and easy to find

hiking
27 days ago

Great place to take your dog (not for small dogs). I have a pom and I had to carry him most of the way. If you do bring a small dog I recommend you bring a dog backpack carrier.

Nice trail

hiking
4 months ago

A great location for a quick hike, tucked away behind a developing neighborhood.
The kids and I ran into friendly hikers who helped with navigating the trail and it was nice to see a thriving community garden.
As we left, there were questionable loitering around the parking lot and garbage in the parking lot,
besides that, the trail was a great way to spend an sunny Autumn -Sunday.

hiking
4 months ago

Pros:
Good workout
Close by
Well-maintained trail

Cons:
Sketchy trailhead and area
Graffiti and trash along beginning of trail
Difficult to get a good foot grip on some of the dirt areas

I'd recommend hiking here with a buddy or two - we met several shady-looking guys and homeless men along the way. Also has some significant elevation gains and losses that require sure footing. The path is pretty narrow in some spots and you'd take quite a spill if you happened to slip.

hiking
5 months ago

Wouldn't take my dog till she was better on the leash. Some spots I wouldn't want her to pull me.

hiking
5 months ago

Great Sunday morning trail to take our 4 year old grandchild on. Fun scenic hike. Note the painted rock (in photos) she discovered someone had hidden in a log. Still there as of 8/26/17 if you want to watch for it.

trail running
6 months ago

Easy hike that follows the swan river. Everything is bathed in green!

hiking
6 months ago

Great place for a day hike. Went with my dogs and enjoyed the river. It's beautiful and relaxing. The only thing I found confusing was to be able to tell what trail to follow and where it was taking me. I think they need to be more specific at pointing that out because the second time I went for a run through a different entrance and got lost but found my way back.

Really enjoyed this hike. As many of the other reviews stated, it's surprisingly beautiful for being right in the middle of town. We took the trail along the river out and the Ridgeline Trail back which provided for some nice variety. Just about the right length and just about the right difficulty. Will definitely do this Trail again.

trail running
7 months ago

Great for trail running, many steep hills and valleys but extremely narrow along the upper canyon. There are about 3-4 areas with pretty extreme washouts so just use caution.

a hidden gem

Amazing trail for where it's located!

Not too easy but not too hard! Fitbit counted Swan Creek Trail (did not do the Canyon Trail) as 899 calories burned.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, right amount of challenge & diverse!

hiking
7 months ago

This is a moderate effort kind of trail with many opportunities for aerobic activity thanks to the many inclines throughout the path. The creek had been drained in part of the bed allowing for a fun trip down to visit Creek areas which couldn't be visited otherwise.

It also has a side bike trail and many entrances which allow for quick access from many points. Watch for the amazingly comfortable chair made of an old wood trunk complete with table and fairy house :)

hiking
8 months ago

my little family enjoyed this gem father's day weekend, my fiance, son and I decided to adventure! lots of variety here to introduce my 4 month old to.

hiking
8 months ago

My fiancé, our 4 month old baby and I enjoyed this hike a few days ago and plan on exploring more of it's natural beauty. The sound of the creek and fresh forest air put our baby to sleep while we soaked up the beautiful scenery. Whether you've got 20 min or all day this forested nature trail is worth enjoying.

walking
8 months ago

Great scenery n overall perfect day! I brought my service dog and my husband so I could see as much of the trail as possible

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