The terrain is a mixed bag for this route, and includes gravel, loose and compacted dirt, pavement, and mulch. There are some awesome views that let you get personal with your surroundings.
Features: River/Creek — Views
For this loop, I honestly just went where the wind took me. Running in this park was a first for me, but bearing and blaze finding with a map from the visitors center will lead to a splendid day.
From the Nature Center head out east on the Coyote Run Trail
, at around 1.3 miles continue forward onto the western most loop of the Coyote Run Trail
. Once the trail doubles back there should be an intersection for the Dripping Rock Trail
Turn right and head in westerly direction. You'll then come across a connector trail on your right that leads the the Big Meadows Path
. Continue west on the Big Meadows Path
, as it makes a sharp right hand-er you'll see a connection trail to the left that leads to the Scenic River Trail
Follow that trail south until it loops back to the north and connects with the Multipurpose Trail
. (I continued south without a trail and ran out of real estate.) The Multipurpose Trail
interests with the Big Meadows Path
, take a right, doubling back on the Dripping Rock Trail
. Follow the Dripping Rock Trail
until it returns to the Nature Center.