Upon entering Boyce-Park you will see a playground and a soccer fields. You will see a concrete path that will take you in the woods. This take you into McAlpine. I would recommend going into the woods on your left. Stay staright the whole way you will be on a road in the woods. That road will end at the bottom of a big hill. Watch out for joggers and even people pushing baby carriages? I am still puzzled by that. The road ends and becomes garvel. You will end up getting out of the woods and in the park. You can make a left and go to the other end, about two miles down you can make a left and find restrooms and water at the main entrance off of Monroe rd. Or you can go straight and hit the woods to the other end of the park. You will have woods and a big hill to climb. On that end you can go behind and around the Lake.