January 18, 2015
Baxter trails are enjoyable. There's something for everyone. Easy parts that are flat and straight with fewer roots. Harder parts with more roots, rocks, switchbacks, and good elevation changes. Overall, it's more on the challenging side. There are a few good downhill sections, many wooden bridges, and both hard pack and softer sandy stuff. It's slick when wet.
The trail is not marked the best, so bring a map, or app, if you're new. You know you're on the trail, but there are a few offshoots, from the main out-and-back to the river, that can be confusing if you're unfamiliar.
A local group maintains the trails. Mostly they blow the leaves away, which is really nice.
There is NO fee to park or ride trail. And it's close to Baxter Village restaurants and shops for post-ride fun.
Anne Springs Greenway