I was going to change locations this time...but someone mentioned a specific trail to me which then gave me a fun route in mind.
Note: Map MAY be way off - if it uses Bing. I will try to correct, but if not familiar with this entrance please stay tuned for details or PM me. I just tried again, and it opened with Google at the entrance where you turn in.
Entrance is on Bear Creek Rd between Happy Valley and Alhambra Valley Rd.
Meet us at the last parking lot at the Bear Creek Staging Area. Keep driving straight past the pay booth (which seems to be closed for the winter, if open it's $3 + $1 per dog (and last week they gave out treats) or a short walk from the road). The first parking lot is small, so you may need to park in one of the other lots.
Overall hike will be just over 7 miles, I will post the route before the hike.
Update: Here is the approximate route. Had some mapping issues, for one we will not go on the resident road Springhill. Also, we may take a shorter route rather than the ones shown at miles 4-5. There is a bathroom after halfway near the Girl Scout Council.
Hike rating: Moderate, one hill a bit long.
We will wait 10 minutes after the posted start for latecomers.
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