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Pink Hill Trail

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1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers

 

94% 

Runnable

Doubletrack

142' 43 m

Ascent

-188' -57 m

Descent

378' 115 m

High

262' 80 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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A trail with moderate hills, a rare ecosystem, and stream crossings.

Ben Rosenberg

Overview

March - October:
Mon-Fri: 9-5
Sat-Sun: 9-6

November-February:
Mon-Fri: 9-4
Sat-Sun: 9-5

The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission fee required ($15 for adults).
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

The Pink Hill Trail crosses Painter Road, offers hilltop views, a stream, a quite meadow, and passes the Chestnut Nursery. Named for the moss phlox that blooms each April, Pink Hill is a serpentine barren: an ecosystem with an underlying bedrock with high levels of toxic nickel and an imbalance of magnesium and calcium.

This trail departs from the Scenic Loop. It is marked by a small sign that you must be looking for, but also by a pink bench (far easier to see). Follow the grass path through "Gate 7", making sure to close the gate behind yourself. After crossing Painter Road, this trail will give a glimpse into several ecosystems. Enjoy several water crossings, moderate climbs, and a nice tour of the natural world.

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