May 31, 2016
My favorite trail system in the area. Peaks View Park is where I get a quick one hour workout/ burn in but Candler's is to be cherished. Lots of wonderful suffering is to be had here, many, many miles of punishment or bliss...you just have to string together a good loop. That said, I'm still searching and find I get punished almost every time I ride, but I love it.
Since I am no expert at Candler's, take my suggested routes with care. I usually park at the sand volleyball courts and do a clockwise loop of the perimeter where you can shorten or extend the loop since there are so many logging roads that climb back to Monogram Road. Or, I park at the Snow Plex and go in at Mike Donahue Trail and make my way to Trail Too Far (fun) then by the lake and from there I usually get lost and somehow find my way back to Lake Trail or Trail Too Far and head back.
I'll figure it out at some point. I will say, they have installed new trail signs so that helps greatly.