DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

snow

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

This has (or, rather, had) become one of my favorite hikes. However, just within the last month or so, the town of Palmer Laker (presumably driven by a few dog haters) has completely banned dogs from the trail.
It was bad enough last time I did it (about 6 weeks) ago -- they had plastered the trail with DOZENS of signs stating "Dogs must be on leash" -- it was literally visual pollution.
But, apparently that wasn't good enough for the haters, so now dogs are banned. I didn't notice the sign at the trailhead (I've hiked it 5-6 times, why would I read the signs), but saw it after we'd done the hard part and gotten to the first reservoir. This is a foolish and hateful decision by the town.