The park "officially" opens at 8am but where the mountain bike trailhead is, there are no gates so you can pretty much run this whenever you want. You do have to have your State passport otherwise I'm sure you would get a ticket. I got there a little after 7am and there was only one car there. There's plenty of parking too. Probably at least 20 spots. Maybe this would make for a great night run location too with the SEMR group?
|View from where I parked|
|It's not Hunting season but I did hear guns going off|
|The start of the trail|
|Hills are the theme|
|Hilly and Rocky|
|Map per Garmin|
|Yeah that elevation at 11 to 15 is not right.|
My entire run, I saw two runners and two bikers. Seriously, for almost four hours being out there. It was like your own park! I know I'll be back for another run there and give the way the four routes are set up, you can loop a couple and you don't have to run the entire 16 miles of the trails. If you have not been out there, I would say there's parts that are like the Poto and their are parts like Pontiac Lake. A real treat to be out there and this is only about 10 minutes past Pontiac Lake so it's not really far from me.
Have you been to Highland Recreation Center? Give me your thoughts.
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!