12.2 miles (Tolinda discovery)

After the previous week, bailing on two additional vertical trails, we were a but nervous to start on Tolinda-- and we had to find the trailhead first. In eight years of running in Forest Park, I had never heard of the trail nor noticed its start.

Turns out I've been driving right past it for Leif and Wildwood trailheads along Germantown Road, all these years. Such is the beauty of the All Trails Challenge.

The trail is fairly wide and well-graded, but there's no getting around that it goes up. Up to Leif, where it jags to the south and continues up to Wildwood and then Skyline as the Oil Line Trail. It was challenging, we had to walk a couple of times, and it felt more secluded than some of the other connectors.

Once we got to Skyline, Bob suggested we run down the road to the Springville trailhead and pick up Trillium back to Leif. It sounded a bit more interesting than just heading back down Oil Line, so that's what we did.



Original plan:
Park Germantown tolinda
Gt tolinda to skyline 1.6
Skyline tolinda to ww 24 .4
Ww 24 to ww 28.5 in and out 9
Ww 24 to tolinda Germantown 1.2
Total 12.2

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