I call the part of the Alum Creek Trail System that runs West of the Reservoir and South of Howard Road – The Tunnel trail since it goes under route 36/37. The final loop has a sign that says” EITHER WAY” and I call that the “Either Way Trail Loop” (3 Miles) until someone finds a better name. The total lollypop trail is about 14 miles. The day I did it the temperature was 8 degrees F and there was a layer of snow on the trail. Hard to make good time but very pretty. The temperature was not a problem as I removed my gloves after the first 2 miles. Below is a condensed version of the run. See individual parts 1 – 5 to get more detail.
I saw this sign while running around Alum Creek and could resist. Either way ends up at the same place – back where I started…. I guess I should have gone the other way!