This trail is not actually a loop, it has many small trails that branch off and connect to Alder Trail
. The main segment departs Pole Creek Trail
and ends at Alder Trail
. The only technical part is near the connection with Pole Creek Trail
. Its a short root covered section that is rutted out by water drainage. This is called the Staircase. The rest of the trail is easy and offers many trail connections.
As with many trails in this area, there are a lot of trail crossings. Make sure to pay attention to the trail signs and bring a map. Or, better yet bring the Hiking Project mobile app