|The bridge that takes you to Spencer Island|
A little more than 1/2 way around the Spencer Island loop, we stopped as the trail was getting a bit overgrown. We turned back and continued the way we had come from. Lots of blackberries on Spencer Island! We ate some and I made plans to come back and pick more the following week! Check out what I baked with some of the blackberries I picked.
The trails are in great shape with the exception of the overgrown part on Spencer Island. I have been thinking about going back with my pruners to see if I can make the rest of the loop more accessible. If you do both trails the round trip distance is about 5.5 miles. The paved Langus Trail is about 3 miles long and the Spencer Island loop is about 2.5. No elevation gain on either trail. I usually park in the main parking lot of the Langus Riverfront Park and walk South to get to the loop trail which begins just underneath the I-5 overpass.
Flower, berry and critter pictures:
|Caterpillar in a cocoon|
|Lots of grasshoppers out and about|
|View from the trail|