The trailhead starts at the same location as the trail to the Arkansas River overlook in the upper parking lot at the visitor center. Marked in GREEN blazes, this 2-mile loop enters a heavily forested valley after leaving the old rock quarry area. Allow 1-1/2 to 2 hours to go down and back up this valley. The trail is moderately difficult. (For a longer hike and dramatic overlook, see the description of the East Quarry Trail).
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Wow that was fun and challenging. My kids and hubby took off down the hill. I told them to pace themselves because the climb up is tough. (I hiked this when kids were at school.) They didn't and they were huffing when they finished. It is so serene at the bottom. Enjoy.