First, let me just start with saying that my human is not an adventure expert. In fact, almost on every hike she gets lost and we end up back tracking, but I don't mind since that just means more time outside!
Sometimes we go hiking with others but a lot of times it's just the two of us, so even though I'll protect her, she also wants to make sure she finds trails where she feels comfortable and safe.
Mom loves her drone but doesn't bring it everywhere. This was the first time we saw a sign like this. You would have to be a pretty good drone pilot to fly it here, though. This trail is mostly covered. Mom's already crashed hers once. 😂
Ready? Let's go!
4 mile loop:
There's spotty cell reception here so we recommend having a map ready because there are almost no trail signs here, and lots of varying paths you can take.
While not long, this trail is mostly uphill, and by that I mean some parts are STEEP. But I think this also helps keep the trails pretty empty. We ran into a handful of other people and doggies and one horse! But most of the time it felt like we were the only ones there.
Choose your route
We chose to go left at the next intersection, which we recommend because this route is much easier going uphill than downhill for you humans. The closer you get to the peak, the narrower and steeper the trails get. Not a problem for us dogs, but it can get pretty slippery, especially during dry spells.
The second sign you'll see is also be the last one the entire trail.
This part of the trail is incredibly quiet. We didn't run into any other hikers and we were there on a Saturday afternoon!
I'm a much better guide than my human 😉
Just. Keep. Going.
All of a sudden the trees start opening up, the brush gets thicker and the wind gets stronger.
Is this the last tree?
Looking back at the trail behind you.
The sky opens up
The ocean to your left...
open land ahead!
When we reached the top, suddenly mom looked around and realized how every little opening seemed like a trail. There are paths that loop around here so you can explore, but if you want to start making your way back, you're going to take the furthest right hand turn you can.
Single file only!
Heading back into the forest