Willapa Hills Trail Back-to-Back Pack Hikes

Hike Location/Address/Directions/Map
Willapa Hills Trail

Adna Trailhead (5 miles from I-5):
From I-5, take exit 77 and turn west onto Highway 6, continuing for 4.3 miles. Make a right on Bunker Creek Road, and then another right on Dieckman Road. Parking lot and facilities are on the left.

Map: http://www.lewiscountytrails.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=4

Brief Trail Description
Hike description on website:

nce a railroad, this trail allows visitors to travel between the towns of Chehalis and South Bend without having to drive! This makes an excellent outing, whether you want a quick jaunt or a longer bike ride, though the trail is in varying stages of development, so be sure you are prepared for pavement, gravel, or possibly dirt, depending on your route.

Access is available for hikers, runners, and bikers from the Pe Ell entrance, in Chehalis, or off Dieckman Road, Ceres Hill, or Meskill Road, all near Adna. You can also hop on the trail from Rainbow Falls State Park, where you can ride or walk a short distance from the park’s entrance to the trail itself.

Find the paved section between Chehalis and Bunker Creek. This 5.5 mile stretch sees the most traffic of this trail. From there, the trail becomes graveled, perfect for bicycles with thick tires.

As you walk, keep an eye out for equestrians. In addition to hikers and bikers, horses enjoy this trail from the Adna trailhead, found off Dieckman Road. Equestrians can also access the trail from Pe Ell; a Discover Pass is required for both of these trailheads.

Though the trail runs 56 miles from Chehalis to South Bend, currently it can only be hiked in sections due to its incomplete nature. Several trestle bridges are closed due to a lack of decking, making them unsafe for travelers. Check out a helpful map of mileposts, closures, and notable sights along the way here: bit.ly/1RDKfLG

Another map illustrating which sections are best for hiking can be found here: bit.ly/1JpPqfU

As of December 2015, trestles at Spooner Road and Doty-Dryad Road have opened. This connects more than 12 miles of trail from Spooner Road west of Adna to Pe Ell.

In June 2016, three more bridges have opened. While the bridge at mile 27 is still difficult to cross, this recent development allows visitors to enjoy an unbroken 27 miles of gravel, paved, and hard-packed dirt road.

Hike Coordinator Name
Allison Allen
Hike Coordinator Phone
(503) 858-5756
Hike Coordinator Email
allikat81@gmail.com
Event Name
April Black Forest Section 16 Back to Back hike
Sponsoring Club
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of the Rockies
Hike Location/Address/Directions/Map
Black Forest, 8510 Burgess Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Brief Trail Description
4 mile loop trail, to be completed twice, to make the 8 miles. Wide trail, shaded almost the entire way with Ponderosa Pine. Slight hills throughout the trail, not much elevation gain. There is a restroom at the trailhead, and the trail is surrounded by main roads in case of an emergency. 10 mile option on Friday 4/27
Hike Coordinator Name
Tiffany Patten
Hike Coordinator Phone
(615) 445-9820
Hike Coordinator Email
tiffany.patten@yahoo.com

Horton Creek Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

 

Payson Arizona

Directions from Payson: Travel east on Hwy. 260 to Forest Road 289. The trail starts in the Upper Tonto Creek Campground.

The trailhead is not easy to find from the parking lot if you don’t know where to look– it’s actually on the opposite side of the dirt road and up the hill a ways past the campground.

 

Hike Coordinator Name
Andrea Hansen
Hike Coordinator Phone
(480) 682-8201
Hike Coordinator Email
sully_nanner@yahoo.com

First is an out a mile 1/2 and back, then it’s a 4 mile loop with steady gain to a view of Pikes Peak almost 45 miles away. There’s plenty of shade along the hike, being up in the foothills it’s cooler also. Other than a 1/2 mile across road to the campground and back, the rest of the hike’s trails do not allow mountain bikers. Mild to moderately used trails in the park.

The hike will take the Songbird and Chickadee to the campground and a bit past to a turnaround point and back for 3 miles. Then an Elkhorn, Oxen Draw, Eagle’s View, Raven’s Roost 4 mile loop. The main lot is the exit point for the loop and the other 2 lots down the road are exits for the 1.5 mile out and back. There’s over 1000 feet of gain to count for the other mile. 

Reynolds Park, 14008 S Foxton Rd, Conifer, CO 80433.
https://www.jeffco.us/1429/Reynolds-Park

 

Hike Coordinator: Ed Simstone – Simstone@msn.com

Date(s) of Pack Hike
Saturday – May 12, 2018 and Sunday – May 13, 2018 (10 mile option)
Event Name
Spring is Here 2 Day Back-to-Back Pack Hike
Sponsoring Club
Mid Atlantic Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club
Hike Location/Address/Directions/Map
Columbia Trial: Townships of Clinton, Lebanon, Tewksbury and Boros of Califon and High Bridge
P1 – Commons Park, 79 Main Street, High Bridge 08829
To reach the west, or High Bridge, end of the trail from I-78, take the exit for State Route 31 North. Turn right on West Main Street. After crossing under the railroad tracks, turn left. Trailhead parking is on the left just past the borough hall.P2 – 362 West Valley Brook Road, Califon 07830
Parking is available at the east end of the trail at Bartley Road in Washington Township. Or, to reach the trail in Long Valley: from I-287, take the exit for US 206/202 North. Bear left to remain on US 206. Turn left onto SR 24. Follow SR 24 by turning right onto Schooleys Mountain Road. The trailhead parking lot is on your left.

Brief Trail Description
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
Hike Coordinator Name
Denise Mitterando
Hike Coordinator Phone
(908) 707-8859
Hike Coordinator Email
fotodoc@optonline.net
Event fee
$20 per dog per day (Single hike) / $30 for two day back to back hike
Hike Location/Address/Directions/Map
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
10360 West River RoadBrooklyn Park, MN 55444
763.694.7790
https://threerivers-drupal.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/public/pdfs/locations/Park%20Maps/Coon%20Rapids%20Dam.pdf

Brief Trail Description
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is one of the most unique parks in Three Rivers. The Mississippi River defines the boundary of this 160-acre park and there are many opportunities to see our nation’s greatest river up close. From the 12-foot-wide observation walkway on top of the dam, enjoy spectacular scenery, the roar of the water, and rainbows in the mist..

Follow the more than two miles of trails along the bank of the river and disappear into the beauty and quiet of nature. Look for signs of the abundant wildlife that live in or visit the park—mink, beaver, hawks, osprey, deer, turtles and river otters. In winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular activities here.

There are 3.9 miles of dog hiking trails here. The plan is to hike the dog trail 2.5 times.

Hike Coordinator Name
Jennie Chen
Hike Coordinator Phone
(512) 981-7627
Hike Coordinator Email
jennie@romanreign.com

The Shadow Pine Trail is nice and shady with little gain. The other trails are a service road of gravel and another trail has a 100 yard boardwalk. The mountain bikers are allowed but without the downhill thrill it’s mostly family’s not the speed demons. Horse traffic is minimal. Moderate usage of hikers, a smaller parking lot keeps the crowds low. Trailhead has shelters and flush toilets.

 

https://www.jeffco.us/1220/Flying-J-Ranch-Park

Flying J Ranch Trailhead
9661 County Highway 73
Conifer, CO 80433

 

Hike Coordinator Name
Ed Simstone

Hike Coordinator Phone
(303) 806-9412

Hike Coordinator Email
Simstone@msn.com

Event fee
$15 for both days, $10 for Saturday 1 day 10 mile.

Hike Coordinator Name
Kelly Lovley
Hike Coordinator Phone
(413) 218-7085
Hike Coordinator Email
kelly@prismgsmd.com
The Robert Frost Trail, Walt Whitman Trail and Connecting Trails owned by the town of Amherst, and the town of Amherst Water Supply.
We will start at 9 Round Hills Road and parallel January Hills Rd, to the Atkins Reservoir which is seen on the Section 8 Robert Frost Trail Map, we will take the loop counterclockwise trail around the reservoir and Joining the RFT at the south end of the lake, we will then take the RFT across Pratt Corner Road to the base of Poverty Mountain, we will then reverse back in the RFT to the Walt Whitman Trail which we will take to the end (Flat Hills Rd) then reserve back to the RFT and follow the RFT until it reaches Flat Hills Road, then we will reverse again and follow the RFT back to the south end of the Atkins Reservoir, and then take the loop trail and January Hills back to the start point. The trail was mapped via GPS for a full moon hike in 2010 for a total of 10.2 miles.