DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great day for the pup and I to hit the trail. We enjoyed it but found problems with the lack of clear/consistent signs, poor maintenance of the trail in some areas and the amount of time we had to walk on the road. Not all areas were marked as closed so we did a lot of back tracking which added an additional 3 MILES that day. The mileage wasn’t bad, but I can’t deny that it was frustrating when trying to enjoy the day. For dog owners- please bring pepper spray. We were chased by two different dogs and it took the owners took little regard to our concerns when their dogs were lunging at us. My dog is 65 lbs and looked like a wimp compared to these dogs!
We enjoyed the hike and found it easy to take a break on the waterside. Be sure to bring some extra water while repairs are being made. By the end of the day, we hiked 16 miles and climbed 120 floors.