QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 286 acres
- Trail Mileage: 1.5 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: moderate to challenging
- Sights: view from ledge, summit is 1,503 ft.
This mountain has a gorgeous view from an old mine, which sits slightly below the 1,503-foot summit. When I walked here in August, 2017, the trails had not yet been blazed (although they were easy to follow and tagged with orange flags) and there was no kiosk. I think the Western Foothills Land Trust, at this date, was still trying to raise money to finish the trails on this wonderful preserve. You start out walking alongside a field with two old apple trees, before heading into the woods on an old track. At .3 miles, a path heads off to the mountain summit on your left while the old road continues on. After walking about .6 miles, the trail splits. If you take the left route, you will walk up a rather steep trail along a ridge. Eventually you’ll join up with an old track. Turn left to get to the view. If you then retrace your steps just a little, back to this junction, you can do a little loop if you take the track to the left. (All of this is flagged very well.) The distance to the summit, depending on which trail you take, is roughly 1.3 miles or 1 mile.
Directions The parking lot is off Richardson Hollow Road in Greenwood. If you put in the address 172 Richardson Hollow Road, you’ll pretty much get right there. From the junction with Greenwood Road, it’s about .8 miles on your left.