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Sister Grove Park

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I hiked it with a lawnmower
By Roger B on 6/22/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.50 Miles Duration: N/A

Hello from your trail steward Mike Taylor. Come out and visit our trail now! We've been mowing and chainsawing, and have filled in many ruts, and cut some new turns. Next trail work day is Saturday Jun 28. Visit DORBA org for more information.

not a hiking trail
By apfeifer on 3/16/2012
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

All the issueswith this park, switchbacks, twists and turns, uneven terrain, etc. can be explained by the fact that this park is a singletrack mountain bike trail. Roots, twists, turns, hills are desireable aspects for them. Also, there have been some complaints on the DORPA (think I got that right) site that the trails haven't been maintained in awhile and there is a call for volunteers to remedy this in April. I was on their site looking for a map prior to visiting there. There is a hunter path to allow hunters access for cutting through the park, which explains the shots one reviewer heard.This fact is clearly posted. Bikes are expected to stay off the hunter trail, but I'm sure you can hike it if you want to. Don't expect this park to be particularly accommodating to hikers and remember that hikers yield to bikers.   If you know that going in, you know what to expect.  Still a nice ramble.

nice quiet afternoon
By whuddafugger on 2/15/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 minute
Took the dog for a quick walk through this park. Wanted to test out a new frame I got for my ALICE pack. Not sure what trail I took. I just sort of headed straight out across a clearing until I got to a wooded area. Then I started following the first trail I found.
 
I didn't have a map of the area, but it appears that I was hiking on a bike trail. The path was deeply rudded, possibly ankle-twisting if one weren't careful.
 
I agree with the previous review that some of the loops and switchbacks seem unnecessary.
 
Also, I kept hearing gunshots in the distance. Not sure if there's a shooting range nearby or some guy taking target practice on his property. Also, there was a cow mooing somewhere, but that might have been the gun-owner's pet.


I realized I had reached the edge of the park when I encountered barbed wire.
 
I would say this place is good for testing out gear, but don't count on getting much exercise. The trails are relatively flat. The wooded area was nice and peaceful, though. When I went, there wasn't anyone else on the trails. Just a few people playing with their dogs in the meadow.
 
 

Sister Grove - Solo Sister Grove Loop
By DChavis on 3/2/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 3.20 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Overcast @ 75 degrees and dry trail.  Windy.

Lots of up/down as trail winds around and over small hills.  Most of the trail is through wooded canopy.  Lots of tree roots run across trail.

Sister Grove w/ Daughter
By DChavis on 2/9/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.53 Miles Duration: 45 minutes

Hiked this with my 4 year old daughter.  Took the SE lake loop to the 'rescue path' back to the trail head when she got tired.

Sister Grove - Solo SE Lake Loop
By DChavis on 2/9/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.53 Miles Duration: 31 minutes

Clear day @ 80 degrees and dry trail - SE Lake Loop.

Several people walking the trails and some with their dogs.  Most of the trail is lined by cedar trees making collisions with bikers coming around the many blind curves an issue.  Only one section has overhead cover by oak trees limbs.

Hike distance included trek to lake via Hunter's trail and to/from trailhead.

don't do this after a heavy rain
By Deborah Dana on 6/2/2007
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
the fields and uphill parts were nice but any down hill parts were extrordinarily muddy. after 2mi or so we turned around as we wanted to get out before dark. would be fine during a dry spell
By adipaulie on 12/9/2006
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Not bad. Close to home and no one was there.
By kinetickyle on 5/27/2005
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: N/A
My biggest complaint was that the trails consisted of a lot of twists, turns, and switchbacks. Instead of actually getting somewhere, you are left with the feeling that you are just going around in circles, which you are. However, there wasn't a soul around. There is a good mix of wooded areas and open grasslands.

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