Beautiful trail featuring a river and Mitcham Lake. An intermediate hike, 9.2 miles, with ample opportunities to see wildlife.

The trailhead is located off of Evelyn Lane (see map). Trail is dog friendly and accessible year-round. Trails may be difficult to navigate during and after rain. Trails are also used for birding and nature trips. 

This segment is out-and-back, so plan ahead accordingly!

Photos: Neil Weightman 

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
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RT Distance 9.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 472 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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