starting off right

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Hiking:  2.5 miles, trail classified as rugged.  Beautiful!

 

1. RUGGED (2.4 miles)—Begins at the Trail 1 parking lot and follows an existing gravel road a short distance before turning to the left and slowly descending into the Fourteenmile Creek valley. It then meanders through dense floodplain forest before climbing up the valley wall to wind along rock outcrops and abutments. A lower portion of the trail offers scenic views of Fourteenmile Creek before climbing again as it returns to the parking lot. Spring wildflowers along portions of this trail will treat the hiker to stunning displays. Wildlife, songbirds, and birds of prey may be seen along this trail.

 

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5 thoughts on “starting off right

  1. Mom January 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm Reply

    OK, that was a work out, I will now rest for you!

  2. KGH January 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply

    Lovely. We ended up walking about the same distance through the Old Forest. There were no mileage markers, but it was 5600 steps so I figure 2.5 or so is about right. Beautiful day here too.

  3. hmhedges January 2, 2014 at 2:59 am Reply

    Yeah, I came home from work and they were all crashed out on the couches like they’d partied too hard!

  4. Kelly January 3, 2014 at 9:12 am Reply

    I would like to hit Trails 2 and 5 on Saturday before the weather gets cold. Anybody up for it?

  5. Kim January 4, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply

    Let’s check the weather!

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