6 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
I parked at the Linnton Community Center, then crossed highway 30 and picked up the Linnton Trail behind the bus stop. I took it up to Forest Lane 9, which ends on Germantown rd across from Lief Ericsson. I then took the Cannon Trail to the Wildwood to the Waterline trail which ends at the water tower surrounded by a pretty park like setting. Got snowed on up there. The Waterline trail was slick as snot. The rest of the trails were in good condition with occasional mud puddles and bogs.
After returning downhill about halfway, I realized I didn't have my gps and had to backtrack all the way up to the top. I was so relieved to find it up top in the spot where I was putting my jacket on. I have got to get another tether for that thing!