This is a half-mile loop trail that heads past giant cedar trees preserved by Harold Engles, a famous Forest Ranger. Legend has it Engles refused to include this grove in a planned timber sale because he appreciated the size and majesty of these trees.
Hikers can now appreciate his conservation sense by looping along the flats near the North Fork Sauk River, among mind-bogglingly enormous trees, under a lush overstory, accompanied by the sound of the crashing river water. Pass a gigantic 14-foot diameter cedar tree and then arrive at a 'T' at river's edge.
Hanging a left, you'll enjoy a lovely view of the river, and a right takes you to a deep, dark grove of cedar trees. Bask in the silent forest before tirning around and heading back the way you came.