DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike through a working educational forest. The maps app will try to take you into a neighborhood that borders the forest property, but the real entrance is off Old Hwy 70 and up the gravel entrance road. The trail area is closed for winter mtce from December to March, and opens at 11AM on the weekends. There is something for everyone, the Talking Tree and Talking Rock trails are great for kids, and the Demo and Watershed trails are great for some distance and getting away from the crowd. The exhibits are interesting and informative. Encounter wildlife, flowers, streams, woods, open areas, a pond, short steep and long gradual climbs, overall is an easy set of fire roads and single track trails. Well maintained and well marked, this set of trails is worth a visit.