Spent about 5 hours hiking the Northwest Blue Trail at Hillsdale Lake today. It’s a horse trail, with all the negatives that implies, but it goes through some nice terrain with lots of trees. The map says this trail is a 10.7 mile loop and there are other trails there that are probably about 17 miles one way, so there’s still plenty more to see. The trick is to find a place to access the trail without paying the day-use fees.
There are a few ranches out there that do group trail rides so that is likely to be an upcoming event for the Adventure Club.