The Grendel Hiking Trail
About the Trail
Moss-covered paths pave the way for much of the Grendel Trail that traverses around scenic 6.5-acre Lake Grendel. The few hills on this trail are short, but steep, so gear up at the bottom and power through to the top. Watch for blue jays along parts of the trail where there are pine trees, which is where these large songbirds prefer to nest.
You’ll also spot many shade-loving ferns growing from the forest floor and young trees reaching for spots where the sun shines through the forest canopy. You’ll likely hear the persistent squawks of turkey buzzards before you spot their shadows flying through the trees. Look up to see them circling near the halfway point of the trail.
How to Get There
The Grendel Trail is the westernmost trail in our system. From the Alpine Tunnel, head south on Alpine Lake Drive and follow that road around the lake until you reach Grendel Drive. Head northwest on that road and follow it until it ends. You’ll find gravel parking and the trailhead to the west of the parking lot (towards Schuetzenground Road). In addition to this trail map, we suggest you bring along a color Innsbrook development map (available at the Front Gate, Real Estate or Aspen Center Front Desk).
While You’re Hiking
For your safety, please watch for loose rocks and tree roots other obstacles along the trails. Please park in designated parking areas only. Stay on the marked trail; do not take shortcuts. The trail has been laid out to minimize destruction of surrounding vegetation and to prevent erosion. Carry out what you carry in. If the trail users before you have not done this, you can help by removing their trash, too. We ask you to leave only footprints and take only pictures. Nature is for everyone to enjoy, so let your followers experience the beauty.
For More Information
For more info about Innsbrook's hiking trails, contact us at 636.928.3366 x9180 or email email@example.com.