McAlpine Creek Greenway: Cottonwood Nature Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Not to be confused with the Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway, this route uses the straight and level McAlpine Greenway running along the banks of upper McAlpine Creek. After passing under a railroad trestle and Monroe Road, the path comes within sight of the Sardis Road overpass. Here, cross McAlpine Creek to join the Cottonwood Nature Trail as it winds through a forest at adjoining James Boyce Park.
In the spring the nature trail is lined with wildflowers, including the rare native larkspur. After hiking a little over a mile, the nature trail returns to McAlpine Creek. From here, the trek rejoins the greenway, backtracking to the trailhead parking lot."