HH&PRR is about half way along this loop if you start at Lodge and Hemlock, but it is one of the highlights. I'll talk more about it and carofthefuture.org later.
One of our frequent hikes is north along Skyline to Sibley, and from there onto regional park trails. In Jan 2008 there were severe storms, and a slide blocked Skyline Blvd to all traffic, including pedestrians. In searching for an alternate way to Sibley and Huckleberry, I discovered the HH&PRR route, though didn't have a name for it at the time. The weather was still wet and stormy, so I took the closest surface I could find to the slide, and followed it north, at each intersection, choosing the rightmost (eastern) street, as that kept me closest to Skyline Blvd. It is about half through shaded small residential streets, and then climbs along undeveloped parkland (where I frequently see turkeys). That parkland is on the left. The right is steep and lightly developed, but for sale signs are posted, and some large houses are underway. The return is along Skyline Blvd, now repaired, back to the starting point.
Starting from Hemlock and Lodge we go clockwise down to Snake, cross to Thornhill, and then a sharp right on Wild Currant. We can look north across Thornhill canyon and see the high point of our loop.
Watch for metal creatures on rooftops.
car of the future - sort of a motorcycle with outriggers.
For a preview of the walk, see the YouTube video: