I stumbled upon this trail in the early fall. My daughter and I were in the area and had a couple of hours before needing to pick up my son from school, so I browsed Google Maps, found this one, and checked it out. Luckily it was a great shaded path!
Where: Cedar Hills with a couple trailheads, including one at the intersection of Cedar Hills Drive and Forest Creek Drive
Grown up difficulty: easy
Five year old difficulty: easy
Length and elevation: short or long, if you double back or if you walk over to the Highland Trails portion near the golf course
To see: trees changing through the seasons, the Pleasant Grove Ditch creek
This is a stroller-, bike-, and wheelchair-friendly hike. It’s paved and shaded. There are a couple of playgrounds on the southern end of the trail, which I used as rewards for longer exercise.
Homes are fairly close to the trail, but with the creek and the shade it feels magical. Fall was such a treat and I watched the leaves change dramatically over a few weeks. If you’re not going for a full sweat, letting the kids search for treasures can be a super fun activity.
This is a really beautiful walk and a great option when you want or need a paved and scenic trail.
Faves: the quiet trove of nature within a residential community
Gear: you choose! Walk, stroller, bike, blade, chair. I always bring water and snacks.