DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

9 minutes ago

did this all the way thru before the spine trail was closed off, but I do believe it's all back open now anyway. start on the McKenzie highway/126/main St parking lot, go all the way thru the spine trail, follow the gravel path and trail and eventually you pop out to bob straub parkway. there's some pretty interesting rocks that could be fun to scramble in the middle after you finish the spine trail and see the sign for the actual natural area section of it. not sure if those were placed there for that or what exactly is going on with those. cool none the less. there's not really any spectacular views but it is kinda cool that you see some hills towards the south you don't normally see unless you get through that side. it's very easy unless it's muddy, I definitely ruined my shoes. it's a fun one but if you want views I'd say Spencer or maybe pisgah are better.