- Parking: Boat Launch, west side of Baker Park
- Washrooms: East end of Bowness Park
- Dirt path
Slowly, the traffic noise was replaced with the creek of old trunks bending with the breeze, and the never ending bird song I've enjoyed on all my walks.
At first, all I saw were the enormous old fir trees dominating the hillside, but as I walked along I started to notice the tiny things.
A rotting log covered in moss, the butterflies floating over the miniature wildflowers, and a lumpy rock that was just bursting with character. When I looked even closer, I saw the details within the details. I don't think I've ever really seen what moss looks like before. The contrast of big and small was delightful.
The trail ended in the yard of Woods Homes, and I continued along 18th Ave with its collection of old and new character homes to the main entrance of Bowness Park. I turned left and followed the canal running along the south side of the park all the way back to the Stoney Trail bridge.