How to Use This Guide
Nineteen hikes are detailed in this topic. To aid in quick decision-making, each hike description begins
with a hike summary. These short summaries give you a taste of the hiking adventure to follow. You'll
learn about the trail terrain and what surprises the route has to offer.
Each hike is accompanied by a route map that shows accessible roads and trails, points of interest, ac-
cess to water, towns, landmarks, and geographical features. It also distinguishes trails from roads, and
paved roads from unpaved roads. The selected route is highlighted, and directional arrows point the
Next you'll find the quick, nitty-gritty details of the hike: where the trailhead is located, hike length,
approximate hiking time, difficulty rating, type of trail surface, other trail users, canine compatibility,
land status, fees and permits, trail hours, map resources, trail contacts, and other information that will
help you on your trek.
Finding the trailhead provides directions from a nearby city or town right down to where you'll want
to park your car.
The Hike is the meat of the chapter. Detailed and honest, it's a carefully researched impression of the
trail. While it's impossible to cover everything, you can rest assured that you won't miss what's import-
Miles and Directions provides mileage cues that identify all turns and trail name changes, as well as
points of interest.
Don't feel restricted to the routes and trails mapped in this guide. Be adventurous and use the topic as
a platform to discover new routes for yourself, but do stick to designated trails. One of the simplest
ways to begin is to turn the map upside down and hike the trail in reverse. The change in perspective
can make the hike feel quite different; it's like getting two hikes for one.
You may wish to copy the directions for the course onto a small sheet to help you while hiking, or
photocopy the map and Miles and Directions to take with you. Otherwise, just slip the whole topic in
your backpack and take it with you. Enjoy your time in the outdoors, and remember to pack out what
you pack in.