Please, No pets at Stimpson Family Nature Reserve
The Stimpson Family Nature Reserve offers over 4 miles of hiking trails through a beautiful forest setting. The forest is largely undisturbed and displays characteristics of an old-growth forest, including Douglas Fir trees over 400 years old, a wide diversity of tree species, snags and decaying logs, and a complex architecture of canopy, understory, shrub layer, and tapestry of the forest floor. Two ponds and additional wetland areas support a wide variety of plants and animals, including beaver. Deer, cougar, and smaller mammals frequent the park.
A loop trail with 300 feet of elevation gain takes you through dense forest, moss covered trees, fields of ferns, and wetlands. The first 0.1 miles of the trail, up to the Beaver Pond Viewpoint, is a fully accessible gravel path.
Moderate, 3.2 miles loop
A spur trail off the Main Loop leads to a quiet circle around Geneva Pond.
Moderate, 2.0 miles loop