Though we had explored trails in the area of Peewink Mountain we had never taken the time to explore the trail. Today, we were on a mission to check it out. We finished running known trails earlier in the day, and it was early in the afternoon when we found ourselves lined up at the start of the Peewink Mountain trail.
There was lots of open space on each side of the trail as we worked our way up the gentle incline. Parts of the early trail had deep ruts in it from earlier mud, but we found it to be mostly dry with a couple small puddles along the way.
There were a few campsites along the trail, and we waved at happy campers. When we got to the turnaround near the top of the mountain we explored all of the spurs.
The main spur that led up to the top had a nice loop that made it easy for us to turn around. We had split the group in half in order to explore the spurs, and it easily fit about seven of our vehicles. It was on a slope but it was an open area with big views so it would be a good place to stop and enjoy the scenery.
People were all over the place as we explored all of the dead-end spurs. It was a good time, exploring new areas so close to town. But it didn't take long, and soon we were back at the trailhead.
We weren't sure how often we'd be on that particular trail because it wasn't very difficult, but it really seemed like a good trail for someone in an SUV who didn't want to break anything. It would be a good place to take people from out of town who didn't want to get into any trouble.
It's always good exploring something new, so we enjoyed ourselves. We had more to explore, so we were off to the next trail.