A varied combo of urban walks/hikes

Apparently, it's named "The Learning Oak"
User: plectrudis - 10/9/2017

Location: Dick Nichols Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 3.25 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments:

I walked the loop on the right side of Beckett and then crossed and did the leg of the Latta Greenbelt.  Not sure if I did all of it--it appeared to dead end at a library or community center, and I couldn't pick it back up.

The loop, which is mostly paved, is pretty busy, but I only ran into a few people in the greenbelt.  The shade on the loop was particularly pleasant. 

I was a little disappointed there wasn't a better trail connecting to the adjacent Karst Preserve--there were some wading-through-the-grass-and-chiggers kinds of trails, but nothing that looked official.  When you put all three parks together (Dick Nichols, Latta Greenbelt, and Karst Preserve) you can get a good 3.5 miles or more, which is just the right length for an after-work hike.  The combo was kind of fun--part neighborhood trail, part city park, part hiking trail, plus a bit threading across a retail block to get to the karst--quite a varied experience.  You'll never forget you're in the middle of a city, though.



Log Photos
Nifty historical oak on the Latta Greenbelt
Combo hike
Area around Dick Nichols Park
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