DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike!! I would've rated it higher, however, this description is not accurate. The Towhee trail is NOT dog-friendly, in fact they are STRICTLY prohibited. Based on this information on AllTrails, we had planned to do a short 2.6 mile hike with 2 young kids and 1 dog. We started on Homestead, and when we got to Towhee, there were red signs saying "dogs prohibited. Violators will be summoned." We were at a point that we could not go back on Homestead, as it would've been too difficult for my 4yo (& myself carrying my 3yo on my back) and the alternate route was much longer. So, we took Towhee, ran into a very disgruntled, mean woman who yelled at us, tried to block the trail and called the rangers. All of this occurring in front of my 3yo & 4yo children. Let's just say I have had more pleasant hikes elsewhere. So...don't take your dog on Towhee.