The trail head and parking area has a map of the trails and a calculator to show how many calories you will burn based on your weight and activity level.
This is the first portion of the trail. It is lined on one side with wildflowers and on the other with mature trees for shade.
The Dogwood Trail travels up and over the ridge, offering switchbacks to make it a relatively easy climb. There are Red Oak, Hickory, Poplar, Maples, and of course Dogwood trees. The Bloodroot Trail is named for the Bloodroot Flower which was used by Native Americans for dye and body paints. This trail offers a steeper climb.
This group of trails contains: Goldfinch Trail, Butterfly Meadow Trail, Ridge Loop, Eagle Landing, Trillium Loop, and Blackberry Loop. Each of these trails offers something special from food to wildlife.
The seed is one of the major food items of birds because it remains in sound condition throughout the winter and early spring.
A picture of the long stretch where hikers and walkers are kept in the shade during the hotter months. The flower side of the trails has young trees that will eventually grow to create another visual barrier to the industrial areas.
With two wooded trails you can choose to go on a steeper hike (Bloodroot Trail) or an easier walk (Dogwood Trail).
If you look closely you might see one of these in the trees. There are many kinds of spiders in our wooded trails, but you may not see them because of their extensive camouflage. Be on the lookout for these masters of disguise.
After you walk through the wooded trails you will be at the Blackberry Loop. This trail goes back and forth up the ridge and is lined with tasty and tart blackberries.
At the top of the Trillium Loop is Eagle Landing. This is a great place to take a picnic or pet the sunflowers. There are benches and picnic tables were you can enjoy the scenic view.