What a lovely trek near the river. Through shady glens and down to a creek. The kids splashed in the water. We could have gone much farther but it was getting late. We opted to head back up the trail dotted with poppies, blue dicks, iris and more. Lots of butterflies and hummers on a spring day. Across the river,...
This is a great little trail. The first portion of the trail is pretty exposed on a cliffy hillside. Once past that, the singletrack is quite fun with some whoop-de-doos, some hills, some water crossing (when there's water), etc. There are some options to add some large hill climbs etc. Bring water! It gets hot in the summer!
I have a love hate relationship with this ride. I don't like the first mile because of the technical climb and drop off and I grumble through it knowing that it gets better and better as you make your way through the loop part.
This trail gives a nice view of the south fork. It's mostly used by bikers, but is good for hiking, as well. There is some shade along the way, but not a lot. It has a fair amount of up and down, but overall, is manageable.