Ft. Ben offers lots of great trails that range from easy to rugged. This park is nice because it's so close to downtown, yet feels so far away from the city!
For this hike, we'll meet at the trail head of the Fall Creek trail, which is near the parking lot by Delaware Lake. This hike will be on the the Fall Creek/Camp Creek loop, which takes about an hour. This trail is moderately rugged as there are stairs and hills. We'll stop for breaks along the way and let any swimmers enjoy Duck Pond.
If it is pouring rain, consider this event to be canceled. Entrance to the park is $5/vehicle. 2013 annual pass for DNR State Parks & Reservoirs. They are only $40 and are good from Jan 1st - Dec 31st.
Trail map is available online.
A note about RSVPs as the weather improves: I'd love for everyone to be able to attend, but have chosen to limit the number of participants to be respectful to other hikers using the trails. Twenty people and their dogs take up a lot of room! If your plans have changed, please update your RSVP in a timely manner to allow others the opportunity to attend. At this time, the wait list is "automatic" where it automatically moves people up in the order in which they added themselves to the waiting list.