Hiking ‘Dem Bones’ Trail

Linda Miller and Yuki start up the "Dem Bones" Trail.
Linda Miller and Yuki start up the “Dem Bones” Trail. (Photos by Ellen Miller-Goins)

From the “Y” intersection of Highways 38 and 578 it is about a 3-mile-drive to the turnoff for Valley of the Pines on Highway 578 in the Upper Red River Valley.

Park there and walk across the street to access an old road and trail up Foster Park Canyon all the way to Foster Park along the 4th of July Canyon Road (a 4×4 road that connects to the Old Red River Pass). My dad John Miller calls it “Dem Bones” because it seems to be a popular hunting spot for other critters that are high on the food chain.

My sister Linda and I took the dogs and went to a meadow just below Foster park before turning around.

This is not an official trail but it is easy to follow as it goes along a creek up to Foster park. It is a climb, however. Be prepared. Bring water.

If the name fits...
If the name fits…
Wild onions
Wild onions
More bones
More bones
Linda Miller with her dog Hobbes
Linda Miller with her dog Hobbes
But are there squirrels?
But are there squirrels?
Wild Beauty
Wild Beauty

Hiking Dem Bones Trail

Fungi nest
Fungi nest
Cones
Cones