This route, like its twin the West Hickory Ridge Trail
, takes hikers past an ancient mound group towering above the Mississippi River. Please respect the mounds by staying off of them; they remain sacred sites to this day, centuries after their construction.
This trail also links up with the Bridal Veil Falls Trail
and Weeping Rock Trail
, enabling a short little add-on to any longer days including those routes or routes through the greater Pike's Peak trail system.