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Little Mountain Park - Darvill Loop — Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Puget Sound and Islands
On the trail. All photos courtesy of Cheryl Anderton

This trail was hiked by Mrs. A's 4/5 grade class. We parked at the lowest parking lot and started on the Rooty trail, which we followed to the Huff n Puff trail. There are quite a few different trails in the area- the names are marked, but definitely bring a map. Upon reaching the end of the Huff n Puff, we turned right onto the old Service Road trail and then hooked onto the Sidewinder and followed that the rest of the way up. There are many switchbacks on the Sidewinder trail, but many of them felt very pointless, it wasn't steep at all for us. We turned left at the top of the Sidewinder trail to check out the North Viewpoint, which was amazing, and then headed the rest of the way up the hill to see the other viewpoint and stop to have lunch. Once we were done, we headed back down the Sidewinder trail and hooked a left onto the Bonnie and Clyde trail, which was a bit narrower. We got to see the old rusted car on the side of the trail which was really great. Once we hit the end of that trail we had another snack break and then headed back to the cars by going around the corner and connecting back to the Rooty trail. For the most part, the trail was well maintained, with some sections that were a bit rocky, rooty, or slippery. Overall, with 1 being the least and 5 being the most, the kids rated the difficulty a 3 and the likability a 4. Our total mileage was around 4.0, and we thought that it would be hikable in all kinds of weather.

One example of what you might see
Pre-trail expectations meeting
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Rachel Wendling on Little Mountain Park - Darvill Trail

Thanks for the lovely trip report, Ingrid!

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Rachel Wendling on Jan 23, 2018 02:00 PM