Out Playground parking area > Chaparral > Talley Valley > Horny Toad > Nature Trail > Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey > Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park 3.4 miles
Return Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area (plus cleanup on two trails) 4.5 miles
Temp at the beginning of the hike was 50, at the end of the hike 59, sunny and strong breeze.
A leisurely hike on damp trails. I picked up trash while hiking and after my main hike ended, I revisited a couple of trails to gather more trash the recent fires have uncovered. Most of the trash is old bottles and cans - unfortunately, there was quite a bit of broken glass as well.
Talley Valley has some severe erosion in parts so caution is advised. The trail has a slight incline in spots so with all the rocks in the trail and the recent rains we've had, the soil is a little loose and could contribute to a fall.
Not many birds out today - I did see a couple of raptors flying around so that may be the reason.
The majority of the trails are still in good shape and the vegetation has not yet started to grow so they are easy to see. Snake warnings are already out although I have not seen any.
Water, shade, info kiosk and toilets available at Playground parking area.
Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett park.
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