This page is a work in progress. I’m attempting to map trails within the Whitlock Woods. I already have hikes that are going through them, but I would like to have a better understanding of the trails.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra
This trail starts next to the staging area for the work that Nature Consortium is doing. This is where we would normally take a fork to the right and continue downhill. In this case we will continue past the shipping container and onto the path straight ahead.
- Distance: .30 miles
- Time: 12 minutes
- Starting point: Nature Consortium staging area near the SE corner of SSCC
- Ending point: East of SSCC
Head straight past the shipping container and down the trail.
Shortly, you will hit another fork. We take the left fork for this walk. Turns out that it doesn’t matter much.
After a nice walk by a ravine, we hit another fork, including the foot of some stairs.
We would have come down the stairs, had we taken the right fork previously. If you are in a hurry, I guess you would take the stair route. See “The Short cut” below for details.
At the stairs, take a left. Right would take you in a circle and straight takes you to the main downhill trail. After this, there are no major intersections. There are some little used spurs, but stay on the maintained trail. Much of it has gravel. It does narrow down and finally ends. I stopped when we came to an encampment that was next to the trail. It didn’t appear that the trail continued, but I will try to confirm that another time.
The Short Cut
This trail takes a bend out of the Fork Trail. The entrance and exit are described above and there is nothing tricky to navigating it. This is one of the few sections of trail with stairs.
- Distance: 100 yards
- Time: 2 minutes
- Starting point: Fork Trail (see above)
- Ending point: Fork Trail (see above)