Canyon Trail to Upper Panther Trail to Panther Junction and back

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User: AustinWhitewater - 3/19/2011

Location: River Place Nature Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 3point5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


This morning I did the upper two trails as an out and back starting at the Canyon Trail trailhead. Both trails have lots of up and down sections, whichever way you are headed.

This hike was more of a workout than my first one and was very different in that a good portion of the trails were well above the creek, unlike the lower trails. There were several spots high on the ridge where there were good vistas.

I saw more people this Saturday than last, but it was still far from crowded.

I also came across a coral snake on the last set of steps downhill before Panther Junction. Now that it is Spring I need to pay more attention where I am putting my feet when I am fast walking. If it had been a moccasin or a rattler I would have been bitten. Thank goodness for small snakes with small mouths!

Area around River Place Nature Trail