Monday, August 3, 2009

Hiking Hulls Gulch

It was time for another adventure so we packed our backpack and headed for Hulls Gulch. The two youngest kiddos pooped out half way up the mountain on our last hike so we looked for something a bit easier. The Ridge to Rivers website suggested the Pond Loop as a family friendly hike so we decided to give it a go. We drove to Camelsback Park and parked in the parking lot and then walked past the tennis courts to this sign.

This was a great hike because it didn't have any steep parts.

And it was well marked so we knew where to go.

It also had occasional shade and this foot bridge which was cool.

One of the best parts of our hike was seeing a dead lizard, a dead beetle, and this live squirrel.

****Four out of four stars. The Pond Loop at Hull's Gulch is perfect for young kids because it's fairly short, has some shady parts, and isn't steep. If you have older kids there are plenty of other more difficult trails. Just take a different path.

What to know before you go: Take plenty of water, sunscreen, shoes, etc. This hike took us about 40 minutes but my kids are very, very slow. Park in the Camelsback Park parking lot and walk east past the tennis courts and you'll see the trail head. Afterward, have a picnic at the park, or head to Hyde Park and grab a shaved ice from the Snow Shack or an icecream from Goody's. Have fun!


Bella said...

hay im not slow!

sew happy Stacy said...

I just took my 5 kids on that hike and it was perfect! Thank you for suggesting it. We had a nice little hike and then played on the playground equipment. Then we finished up with ice cream from fanci freeze. Yum! I am so glad I found your site and thank you for all your ideas!!!

Amanda said...

Aw, thanks Stacy for your comment. You just made my day. I'm glad you guys had fun on the hike and playing on the playground. I love Fanci Freeze too. My mom used to take us there when we were little and tell us about how she used to go there when she was a teenager. I guess that means it's be there a while.