Red Mountain Trail
Distance: 6.7 miles (according to AllTrails)
Day, Time, & Season: Sunday, Morning, July
Human Traffic: Moderate
Dog Traffic: None
On/Off Leash?: On Leash
Parking: Free, with a small lot size
There was a nice, challenging incline. We decided to quit before getting to the top for the safety of the dogs.
This “trail” is horribly marked. We actually started on the wrong trail completely, which ended up being a bike trail. Those parts were narrow, rocky, and overgrown with fox tails. Then we learned that Red Mountain Trail is not even really a trail. It’s a paved road, which was not ideal for the dogs’ paws in the summer. There was no shade, so this is one to definitely avoid when it’s warm. (Or in any weather, really.) There didn’t appear to be any fantastic views in the part of the trail we hiked. Despite allowing dogs, this is really not a great “trail” for dogs at all. It might be fine if you’re a bicyclist or hiker without dogs though.
Torch’s Thoughts in 5 Words or Less…
Where’s the trail?
In conclusion, would we go again?
Definitely not. There are many other fantastic trails in the area. (Storm King Mountain Trail is great. Jess Weaver and Grizzly Creek are pretty good too.) To be completely honest, this was the worst hiking trail we’ve ever been on.