Sunday, April 23, 2017
Hike: Bauerle Ranch Trail System
Weather: nice, sunny, mid 70s
Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff
Length: 3.3 miles
Court had never been out to Bauerle Ranch and we were looking for a hike semi-close to town, so we loaded up and hit the trail on a beautiful Sunday morning while the weather is still cooperating. Any day now we should start into summer temperatures.
The trail system is surrounded by a neighborhood and Slaughter Creek and Bauerle Creek flow through it, though I am yet to see water in Slaughter Creek. We started off on the Slaughter Creek portion of the trail, but it quickly became overgrown, so we crossed over the dry bed and continued on a more well worn path.
We wound up through the neighborhood to the other side of the park and went by the turtle pond.
Both times I have been out here it has been really green and lush. We didn’t do all the trails, so our distance ended up being just over 3 miles. This is a nice little easy hike that is often overlooked.