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We were looking for a hike that was relatively nearby and not too long, as we were going to be out late the night before. Thompson Park  was on our list of 'short hikes to check out'.

I'd always thought this park was just a take-a-stroll, play-some-soccer kind of park until I stumbled upon it's trail map online. The longest trail on the park map listed was the Reservoir Loop, described as a 4.8 mile loop around the reservoir and lake, so we opted for that.

Overall, this hike was the right choice for a nearby park we could still get some miles in… but it traveled a lot more through fields and on grass than we care for.

It's also more like 6.4 miles long - not a big deal to us but the extra distance could be a bit of a surprise for someone.

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