Begin the Lower Dogwood Trail by taking a left at the east end of Arlington Trail. You'll find a smooth but steep gravel path that climbs North Mountain. Sandstone boulders near the top mark the westernmost tip of the trail. From there, the trail turns right and drops downhill for a hundred yards before turning up the mountain again. Ignore the left trail in the steep curve; it is an unmaintained path that eventually leaves the park. Several water bars cross the path and can be a safety hazard, watch your step. At the next two junctions, go right to return to the Floral Trail, completing the Lower Dogwood Trail. Each left trail is a secion of the Upper Dogwood Trail.
Last updated: April 10, 2015