DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

hiking
3 months ago

I tried hiking Acer Summit with "barefoot" finger shoes and really enjoyed the experience. Among all the big rocks are many smooth surfaces to step on and there aren't any parts with just sharp rocks or large gravel to contend with. The "barefoot" experience encourages me to use the front of my feet and during and after this hike, my knees felt better than usual.

Temperature was approaching 90. Round trip took about 1 hour. 33 minutes to Acer Summit, less coming down.