I went back to run Kains Woods today. I was determined to run the trail in its entirety. But since it is a straight course along the river, I thought that I would just find the portion of it that I hadn’t run yet and do that section.
After driving around for twenty minutes, I couldn’t find the back entrance to the trail, so I just ran it from the start.
I love running here. I usually have the trail all to myself. Today, was no exception.
It stays close to the river even though the trail bends, dips, and has a few hills to it.
I ran 5 kilometers down this trail and was expecting to come to the end of it sometime soon.
I knew that I had to turn around and head back since this trail doesn’t loop around. And I normally only run 5 – 8 kilometers. I wasn’t too keen on running 10 or more, but I really wanted to find where the trail ended.
And I was quite surprised to see that I had driven by here earlier. This doesn’t look like the entrance to the trail, and there certainly isn’t any markings or a sign to indicate it either.
It was right at the end of Shore Road, if you are ever looking for it.
I wasn’t quite sure where I was in relation to where I had parked, but I decided to run along the streets instead of going back down the 5 kilometer trail. I thought it would be quicker and less distance to do so.
I was right. As you can see from the route I took, thanks to my Nike+ app, I figured out how to make it back to my car.
There was a little extra loop that I did of the neighbourhood streets. It’s hard to get your bearings back there. But I finally made it back to my car.
All in all it was a 7 kilometer run today.
As far as I can tell, there is only a kilometer or so left of the trail that I haven’t explored now. But I guarantee you, I will be going back there soon to find the true end point to his beautiful place.
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