View on Bridge Loop via Wildwood Trail

based on 4 tracks & routes #56 hike out of 69 in
3.1 mi
Distance
1 hrs 23 min
Time
terrain
820 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate loop hike in Forest Park which starts and ends at the Ridge Trailhead. This trail goes by View on Bridge with views of the iconic St. Johns Bridge. The route follows the Ridge Trail consistently and moderately steeply up to the Wildwood. After a short stint on the flat Wildwood, the trail heads down Firelane 7A. Firelane 7A is overgrown and far less enjoyable than either the Wildwood or the Ridge Trail.

Getting Started

Parking for the Ridge Trail is along NW Bridge Avenue south of the St. Johns Bridge. There is a small pullout for about 5 cars on the west side of NW Bridge Ave. This loop route is accessed by either walking north to stairs which leads to the Bridge Trail or south to Firelane 7A. The only sidewalk is on the east side of NW Bridge Avenue, although you can walk along a dirt path on the west side.

Taking Children

There are many better hikes in Forest Park for children. The walk along NW Bridge Ave. to the trails or crossing the road to the sidewalk and back is a bit sketchy.


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jlowenstern 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Track (10/1/20, 08:29:2)
Bad downhill at end. Lots of spider webs on poorly used trail.