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Oak Creek Homestead Trail

A quick loop near the parking area, this one is a nice place to walk dogs on a hot summer day.
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 1.5 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

Overview :  This short loop around the Oak Creek Research Station area gives you a good chance to stretch your legs and a few places for a hot dog... more »

Tips:  It's a popular trail in the summer, so please be considerate and keep the dogs on leashes unless they're in the water.

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead Signs

2. Foot Bridge

This little foot bridge takes you over Oak Creek

3. Rushes and Other Plants

In the spring, the rushes and other creek bottom plants take root and shoot up new growth.

4. Dog Swimming Area

The downstream side of the culvert here provides a great and *CLEAN* place for your dogs to take a dip. The area can get pretty hot in the summer and it's not uncommon to see several dogs taking advantage of this spot.

5. Hydrologic Test Flume

This old concrete flume is part of an old hydrologic test section.

6. Fire Road

This half of the trail is on hard-pack gravel fire road.

7. Dog Swimming Area

Another great place for your pup to take a dip.

8. Cleanup Station

This station (with compressed air and non-potable water) is provided for you to clean up yourself, your bike, or your dog before getting in the car.