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hiking
13 days ago

One good view, but a good workout on a relatively short loop. Not many wildflowers.

My kids and I did this after the Burbank Trail (northern trail from Olivia's Overlook) and we thoroughly enjoyed the man-made additions along the Brothers Trail/Charcoal Trail, such as stone steps from the stream. The trails are well-marked and maintained.

hiking
14 days ago

This trail is fairly well marked and maintained. There were a lot of beautiful natural features as well as nicely-placed man-made "helps" (i.e., logs placed in areas that are muddy during the Spring/early Summer). My one suggestion, though, is that you print a trail map and bring it along (https://www.bnrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/YokunRidgeN_TrailMap.pdf), as there are lots of intersections that can cause confusion (hence my posting that the trail is "fairly" well marked -- there could have been better signage at intersections).

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trail running
1 month ago

Pretty overlook and easy trails

great experience, even if we got lost on travel back

on Burbank Trail

snowshoeing
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

This is a fairly short loop trail right off of a parking lot that overlooks a BEAUTIFUL lake. The trail is actually called Olivia's Overlook and can be found by walking from the parking lot through a small meadow to the trailhead (look for the carved rock - I forget the inscription but I believe the name on it is "Michael"). The path meanders through the woods and eventually opens up at the top with a view through a break in the trees out to the surrounding mountains. In the winter I'd imagine this view is pretty spectacular when some of the tree cover is gone. The hike itself is really just a quick walk with only 600ft of elevation gain. It's great if you have an hour to kill and want to get in a quick walk/run in the woods, but it's certainly not a "destination" hike. Very quiet too - we only saw one man and his dog doing a trail run to the top.