The Crooked Tree Trail starts on the northern edge of Roslyn — it doesn't take long for the houses to disappear and for the hike to feel more remote. The trail is wide and well-maintained, but your knees might thank you for having poles if you choose to descend on this route, especially if the trail is snowy or muddy.
As you hike, you'll walk between incredibly tall evergreens and may spot pops of wildflower color when the season is right. And every so often, the trees open up to give you views of Roslyn Urban Forest and the surrounding area.
At the top of your climb, when you reach the top of the ridge, the trees disperse and you'll get even better views of the surrounding area. And you'll finally get some views of the northern side of the Teanaway area, which the ridge had been blocking up until this point. It's a great place for a break before heading back down or checking out some of the other trails that branch off from this point.
WTA Pro Tip: It's a good idea to bring a map with you, as the area's large trail network could easily lead you along a different trail.
MAKE IT A LOOP
This trail pairs well with the Ewok Trail to make a loop. The two trails converge at the top of the ridge, and make for a 5.5-mile loop from Roslyn to the ridge. Start with Ewok for a milder climb and steeper descent, or start with Crooked Tree for the opposite.