|Mt Pisgah outer trails|
View from the summit:
Most people prefer to hike to the summit of Mt Pisgah. I prefer to do the secondary trails.
I prefer to walk from the main entrance to the north entrance using the Theodore Trail, #17, and then taking the #3 trail back to the main trail. The distance is about the same as going to the summit and is about 3/4 of the accumulated ascent. The advantage (for me) is it is on dirt paths and much of it is in the shade. It is also less traveled.
A Strava Map representation of my walk. It includes the elevation profile and the path. The hike was a bit over 3 miles which is about the same as going to the summit and returning. (It is good to always return from a hike.)
Pictures from the Theodore trail:
I return from the hike refreshed and ready for the rest of my day.