Last winter we replaced our bike ride to Pearce with a hike around Blacktail Hill. We walk out the back gate, it takes about the same amount of time, the trail is a loop, we have a great stopping point for a short break, and Emma can come along. It is a winner.
We found the summer has been great along the trail: there is lots of grass and the trees are sporting new growth. It is good to be back there.