Main Trailhead: West Trailhead, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Distance: 3 miles out-and-back Traffic: Moderate/Busy Level: Moderate (well-maintained trail but steep at times)   The arboretum is a part of the larger Howard-Buford Recreation Area and there is a myriad of trail combinations that you can create for longer routes throughRead More →

Main Trailhead: Champion Creek Trailhead or Upper Trestle Creek Falls Trailhead (The two trailheads are within sight of each other and both are great starting points!) Distance: 3.5 mile loop hike Busy: Not very busy Level: Moderate Twenty-five miles east of Cottage Grove, Oregon is one of my favorite places. The trees, DouglasRead More →

Spencer Butte     Main Trailhead: Spencer Butte Trailhead, Willamette Street Distance: 1.7 mile loop hike (can be made longer) Busy: Yes Level: Moderate   Spencer Butte is the best hiking trail in Eugene, Oregon. Located within a 310-acre park is the 1.7 urban hike to the 2,058 foot summitRead More →

Blackhand Gorge: A Special Place Blackhand Gorge Nature Preserve East of Newark, Ohio is a place that we visited a few times in our short stint in Ohio. It has a bike path, hiking trails, waterfalls, and plenty of nature and wildlife to view. Just a short distance from Columbus,Read More →