The Moonscape Trail is an unofficial route in our area that it is frequented by mountain bikers, hikers, and walkers. We have to cross a fence to get to it, so we only use the trail in the off-season and we leave nothing behind but our footprints. We can’t encourage use of the trail; it is up to individuals to make responsible choices on their own.
When we do go along this trail, we wind through the sagebrush on relatively level terrain.
This trail has a south exposure so dries more rapidly, aided by a lack of tree cover.
It is an out-and-back trail, easy to follow.
It has long been a favorite for locals. The land may see development at any time, so we quietly use the trail in the winter when there can be no conflicting uses of the trail.
On the last day of the year we were able to hike under the low winter sun.
We enjoy a winter moonscape each year and hope to do so for a while yet.