This crushed gravel, unblazed trail is family-friendly and two miles long each way (four miles out and back). It meanders through the woods, into a quiet valley with a stream crossing before it connects to the Montour Trail. Park at the Game Preserve parking lot on Sesqui Drive and look for the trailhead to the right of the bike racks. This trail is not a loop, so it can be shortened by turning back at any time. You will meander up and down through mixed woodlands and once you pass the model air field, the trail is a continuous downhill path to the creek. As you travel along the lower sections of the creek, keep your eye out for an old stone quarry where the stone for sites like the Vale of Cashmere, the Cascades and many of the original shelters was quarried. Be prepared for an uphill journey on the way back. This trail is mostly shaded but does have some sunnier spots along the way.
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