I was talking up hike 33 to Mojo for a few days – we were both excited about spending some quality outdoor time together to celebrate his three year adoptiversary! I got home from work – packed some water and treats and double checked the web for a map of the area I was planning on taking Mojo. To my dismay – dogs are not allowed at this particular park so I needed a quick plan B – I went to my notebook, did a quick google search and we were on our way. Hike 33 stats:
Date: August 24, 2016
Weather: 75°F, sunny
Distance: 2.26 miles
Total Ascent: 154′
Highest Elevation: 185′
Highlights: Random Gorge Surprise!
Mojo and I set out into the Bunker Hill Natural Area without any preconceived expectations. Since it was a last minute location change, I didn’t remember anything about the place other than it being close to home. We explored a few of the side trails, but the area was mostly a wide cut path through old and new tulip trees!
After a while we found the Brown trail, which headed into the woods along what looked like more of a hiking trail. Mojo and I proceeded into the woods where we soon came upon an awesome gorge cut by Tenmile Run.
We hung out by the gorge for a bit, then continued on after crossing the water. The trail heads back uphill a bit and follows along what I’m guessing used to be a farm field. The other side of the trail borders a golf course separated by about 50 feet of woods. After about a hundred yards down another mowed path we decided to head back to make sure we could beat the sun back to the parking lot. For a last minute change – I’d say hike 33 worked out pretty well. The awesome gorge was a very pleasant surprise!