16 days ago

I included this loop on a longer loop around the whole park. The ruins of the Miller place are so cool! They are in the beginning of this hike to the right at the dead end of the paved road that it starts on. They are definitely the highlight; this part of Loop Trail, the cut off, and Ridge Road are pretty boring. Heavily trafficked, so not much wildlife. They skirt the archery course which looks super fun in itself. There are kid friendly hikes that aren’t on fire roads in this park that are way more inspiring; a convenient one from the ruins would be Tan Oak Trail. You can do it as an out and back based on the stamina of your group, just turning around when you feel like it.