“A trail with several steep sections spread throughout.”
— Megan W
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Lower Fir trail is steep and slippery over loose soil.
With 600ft of elevation change in just under 0.7 miles, it makes for an average gradient of about 16%. This trail is tiered, however, so there are flatter sections and several much steeper sections - one entailing exposed sandstone at >25%
In the downhill direction, it's such a steep descent it is not very comfortable for running. Uphill, it's a great trail to retest your max heart rate. Not the best scenery, mostly wooded and dry. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.
Flora & Fauna
Douglas fir and second growth redwoods.