“A short but challenging trail following a creek bed.”
— Luke Brisk
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Lots of rocks, many roots and a steep incline. Watch your step.
The Spring Trail starts from Oakhurst Drive and almost immediately crosses Rainbow Loop Trail
, meeting it again at the top of the hill just after its intersection with Wild Trail
The best way to experience Spring Trail is from a culdesac at the end of Oakhurst Drive at the base of Rainbow Mountain. From this starting point you climb to the top of mountain gaining 250 feet in just 0.4 miles. The majority of this 0.4-mile climb is spent parallel to an ephemeral creek bed with slabs of rock that produce beautiful waterfalls after it rains.
The first 10th of a mile is very easy with very little elevation gain and few rocks to worry about. This is where the Spring Trail intersects the Rainbow Loop Trail
and you start an aggressive climb up Rainbow Mountain. The creek bed will be on your right as you make your way to the top. It is very steep with a lot of rocks requiring technical running skills. Just before the top of Rainbow Mountain it intersects Wild Trail
and then terminates when it again meets Rainbow Loop Trail
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