Spring Season Hike

A 6-mile hike to mark the arrival of spring

Join us for the annual six mile spring hike, this year in North Park! Moderate difficulty (some hills). Beverages and treats afterwards. FREE and open to everyone (there's no registration, just show up on time)!

Details:

  • This is a loop hike. We will begin and end in the same place.
  • The hike will happen rain or shine. The hike leader can decide at the departure time if conditions are too dangerous and cancel at the last minute (lightning, for example, or if flooding is occurring).
  • Please be at the meeting place at least 10 minutes ahead of the advertised time so the leader can describe the hike, pass out maps, and answer questions.
  • This hike will not follow one particular trail or blaze color.
  • We will pause occasionally to keep the group together.
  • Bring your own water and snacks, but we won’t be stopping for a snack or lunch break.
  • The hike is 5-6 miles and will have hills, and most likely some mud, especially if it has rained in the last week. Plan for at least 3 hours on the trail.
  • To prevent lost hikers, we ask that you be able to hike at a moderate pace so you do not fall far behind the group, typically 2.2 miles per hour. If it turns out that you aren't able to do that, the trail sweep volunteers will help you find a place where you can drop out and call for a ride.
  • There will likely be no bathrooms at the start or along the hike route, so plan accordingly. Sometimes portable toilets are put up seasonally, but not always.
  • Check the weather and prepare/dress accordingly. Layers are best as the start could be cold then warm up, or visa-versa, or could start sunny and start to rain. Hike leaders carry no additional clothing.
  • If bringing children, know their abilities. You are responsible for them if they cannot complete the hike.
  • Dogs must be leashed and under your control at all times.
  • Be aware that mountain bicycles and horses use these trails. Bicycles must yield to hikers and horses, and hikers must yield to horses.