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Great City.

first time walking this trail. in the midst of some construction but still nice views at the benches and half the trail is uphill for a somewhat moderate challenge

Easy walking trail. Good scenery with the bridge and the Pine Forest. Constantly changing over the past four years with the brush being cleaned up.

An easy walking trail, but most of the time, it is narrow and the brush is relatively high, so IMO not very scenic

lots of fun short hike within the park. all the routes are super easy to follow thanks to all the markongs. sleepy hollow was my favorite! my dog and I had a blast exploring all the different trails.

19 hours ago

I run and bike this trail frequently. The West and South sections are the most interesting while the North section is exceptionally boring along Algonquin Rd. Minimal foot and bike traffic in mornings and at lunch during the week.

Great off the path hike. Definitely would go back! :)

Loved this trail. We went off track and climbed up the gorge to the top of the bluff and down the waterfall. Although short it was like a real hike rather than just a trail walk. Would totally recommend but don't stay on the wide trails scramble over the rocks.

road biking
1 day ago

Beautiful walk around the lake; we saw turtles, geese, ducks, fish....my only gripe is that this is NOT moderate. It's very easy - groomed trail and benches every 50 feet or so.