West Hill Dam
Entrance fee at the swimming area is $5; No charge to park at the dam area.
The trails at West Hill meander through large, peaceful groves of red pines and are fast and flowy. There are a few short, steep hills to climb, but for the most part, the terrain is relatively flat, the trails are rock-free, and your biggest challenges are tree roots.
This is a fantastic place for beginners and novices, who can follow the long, wide cart path known as the Woodland Trail that circles the park property.
Intermediates and above can branch off onto the singletrack that splits off from the cart path. Most of the singletrack trails form loops off of this main doubletrack path, so it’s one of the easier trail systems in the area to navigate.
By Brenda Smith