Nice, easy walk in the suburbs

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User: spacecitygirl - 1/21/2007

Location: Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 5.25 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I discovered this trail over a year ago and I really enjoy this hike because the trail is well paved, with crushed granite. The first part of the hike, is through a park area, with a pool, tennis courts, playground, and open fields for baseball and soccer. As you go further down the trail, you walk along the path of Brushy creek. There is a lot of shade along the creek, to keep you cool on a hot day. I enjoy this trail especially after a light rain, when you can hear the creek rushing. There is a small cemetary toward the middle of the trail, with a plaque, and grave markers. The trail is very busy on weekends, and during the evening. A lot of families, mountain bikers, and joggers use the trail. Early in the morning, around sunrise, and late in the evening, as the trail clears out, I have spotted deer coming out of the wooded areas to drink from the creek. The trail is pretty easy, with only a few hills and inclines, until you reach the dam that creates Brushy Creek Lake Park. Anyone can easily walk this trail, but I have seen young children get tired, and their parents have to carry them. There are restrooms and water fountains at the trailhead, but no other water along the way, so you might want to carry your own. If you go through this park, and over the dam to Brushy Creek Lake Park, they have restrooms and water there too.

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