7 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •
Around MP 8.5 on the Larch Mountain Rd, there is an orange gate on the left(west) side. This logging road branches several times and leads to many hiking/running options, without a huge amount of elevation gain. If you are willing to bushwack a bit, you can cross Bridal Veil Creek and get onto Palmer Mill road and the Larch Mountain basin area. If you fork left at all forks, turning west/southwesterly, you can find a network of some cool hidden trails in some very lovely forests. This is also a great area for chanterelles in the fall.