Michele M. on Chinquapin Trail
I was a little concerned when I first started the hike. It was not easy to locate the trail head and the trail runs along campsites and a road. However, once I got a little way into the trail it became more secluded. The ascent was steady but not too steep. It got my heart rate up without it being overwhelming. It is a nice shaded trail the whole way. My problem was with the descent. I came to a four way intersection that didn't have any of the trails marked. I was a little frustrated. I selected one and went a little way down it and then checked the GPS. I was following along with a previously posted GPS route. I realized pretty quickly it was the wrong trail. This happened a few times. For this reason I will probably skip this in the future. Parking is $6 however, it is nice to have plenty of it. There are also flush toilets with soap and water so that is a plus.