Did you know you can take a woodsy walk right in downtown West Leb.?
I’ve been exploring some of Lebanon’s conservation areas and found Two Rivers Conservation Area.
About 20 minutes
Getting to the Trail
It’s easy to get to this trail. Enter the Kmart plaza. Drive around to left side of Kmart where there is a parking lot. This is right next to the underpass that connects the JcPenney and Kmart Plaza.
There’s an open area behind Kmart and a tree line. It’s hard to see the trail heads as these are not well used trails. There are 4 entrances; I only tried two on my journey (the middle and meadow ones).
Walk to the tree line towards the center of the open area and you’ll see a wire ‘gate’ at the entrance. You can go under or around on the left.
Enter the trail and you’ll see the trail head information.
On the Trail
Turn left at the trail head information. There’s only 1 direction to go in. You can see a map here.
This is not a trail of packed dirt with a wide berth to walk in. You’ll be walking through grass and brush on a narrow path, so make sure to wear long pants. I found a tick crawling along mine on the way out.
I followed the trail by the packed grass and orange ribbons interspersed throughout the walk. I found a few signs in my travels.
I felt like I was tucked away in a wetland oasis as I walked along.
There are water views on the loop of the trail. While not the most breathtaking, with the view of the interstate and brush along the edge of the water, it was peaceful enough and I enjoyed it.
After this trail I turned left upon exiting and walked to the meadow section which I’ll have to try next time.
It was a sunny open meadow and looked lovely to walk in. There’s also a trail that goes under the interstate which I’ll have to try as well.
Unfotunately, due to its convenient location and lack of use, the trail entrance needs some love. I hope to help UVTrails in their effort to keep our trails beautiful for everyone to enjoy when my children are older. I hope we can make this trail well loved and used again. It really is a gem.