East Lancashire Trail Crossing to Electic Substation

East Lancashire Trail Crossing to Pinyon Creek & The Ledges

  • Route: Start is from the East Lancashire Trail Cross near the water tank, you follow the Back-40 trail almost south down Pinon Creek Hallow. You finish at Carroll Electic Substation at 16039 Weybridge Dr. This is the intersection of The Ledges Trail and Pinyon Creek Trail and Back-40 Trail. The route is relatively straightforward stay on the Back-40 until you get to the substation. You do pass the Taylor Homestead trail about 3/4 of a mile before you get to the substation.
  • Surface: The trail is the soft-surface trail. It is a single track design.
  • Rating: It is rated has a blue square more difficult rating.
  • Distance: This is the comfortable walk of 2.46 miles. It took about one hour. There was a 79-foot elevation rise change during this walk and 250 elevation drop. Of course, for those going the other way, those numbers reverse.
  • Parking: We parked the car on Hart Ln, a cul-de-sac with just one house, there was a lot of open space. There is ample parking at Carroll Electric Substation on Weybridge Dr.
  • Notes: This was one of the most comfortable walks we have taken. Can't say it will easy going back up the hill. This route is mostly downhill, but there are no steep incline or long slopes. We were surprised to learn the amount of elevation change. The path rolls up and down. The views across the valley are incredible. There are several impressive old sinkholes along the route.
  • Carry water and a phone when walking the trails.