Tales From The Trails:

Bright Alternative to Black Friday

Instead of scrambling for deals this Black Friday, how about taking a peaceful stroll through Forest Park? No traffic, no lines, no rush. Here are a couple hiking loops to get you started:

Hike Loop 1
Trails: Keil - Dogwood - Wild Cherry - Wildwood
Difficulty: Easy
Total Distance: 2 Miles
Start/End: Wildwood Trailhead on NW 53rd Drive

Directions: 
  1. At the trailhead, turn right onto Keil Trail. 
  2. Turn right onto Dogwood Trail and follow it downhill to the start of Wild Cherry Trail. 
  3. Continue downhill on Wild Cherry until its intersection with Wildwood Trail. 
  4. Turn left onto Wildwood and follow it north back to the trailhead. 

Hike Loop 2
Trails: Saltzman - Maple - Leif - Firelane 5 - Wildwood
Difficulty: Moderate
Total Distance: 4 Miles
Start/End: Lower Saltzman Trailhead at the end of NW Saltzman Road, access from Hwy 30

Directions: 
  1. From the trailhead, start hiking down Saltzman Road. 
  2. Take your first right onto Maple Trail. 
  3. Continue north on Maple.
  4. Take your first right onto Leif Erikson Drive.
  5. Turn left to head uphill on Firelane 5.  
  6. Turn left onto Wildwood Trail.
  7. Turn left on Saltzman Road and follow it downhill 1.3 miles back to the trailhead. 
Click here for a complete Forest Park trail map or download the app

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