Short, paved stroll in the woods

7810 Sterling
Main entrance. There's also a little cut-through for residents of the adjacent apt complex.
User: plectrudis - 1/7/2018

Location: Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 2point5stars
Miles Hiked: 1.00 Mile  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: This trail was hard to find, as Google tries to convince you to enter through a gated apartment complex. In fact, you need to turn into the subdivision around the corner from the apartments to find the entrance--take Mesa to Burney to the tiny dead-end street of Sterling and there it is. But I'm glad I dead, as a short little excursion in pleasant surroundings was just what I was looking for. The whole trail is paved, though the pavement has become a bit wavy with age, so it might not be 100% accessible for the especially frail. The path winds though a small wood and eventually reaches a nice observation deck overlooking a little ravine. I thought the overlook was a bit of an anti-climax--you can't see much due to the density of trees, even in the winter. But for a nice, quick saunter, it's a good choice if you're in the area. Note that dogs are not allowed, as it's not just a park but a nature preserve.

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7810 Sterling
Map
Characteristic view of winding trail
Background & rules
Area around Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve
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