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J O. on Sycamore Loop Trail
We entered the loop at the north entrance after hiking up to the cemetery. This is a lovely trail with varied terrain including a beautiful pine forest, which we would rate easy to light moderate. We encountered quite a few other hikers and there were several cars in all the lots so pretty heavy use of the trails here.
Paul K. on Buzzard Roost Trail
A nice short hike. The trail is very steep as it heads down to the river, but without that section is a very easy trail that almost anyone could hike. Nice views and area for the kids to climb around on the rocks. There's a small campground for car camping.
Love this trail! Fun as can be! Between the lake view, all the Pines, creek crossings and maintenance of the trail its perfect! Not hard at all (has its moments though) only saw one backcountry campsite but did see two group sites at recreation areas. Definitely a trail I will come back to!
You know those trails you overlook cause there short and you think "I'd rather do something with distance" this is not that trail to say that! It Unloads beautiful rock formations from the get go and doesn't stop! There are a few camp sites that look like repellers may use. All in all, a fantastic 1.2mi!!
Michael G. on Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trai...
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Laura G. on Hemlock Cliffs National Scenic Trai...
I love this place!! So peaceful and the waterfalls are magnificent during the Spring and Summer. Very steep cliffs in area but well worth the hike!
Off the main roads. Feels like you're stepping into a different world with all the greenery and waterfalls. Moss covered rocks and ferns all over. High rock formations with looping trails. My dog goes crazy over this trail as well. The bottom of the falls tends to be colder and more secluded.
For the most part this trail was good for young children, but there needs to be some type of sign detailing the smaller loop that leads to the falls themselves. Which actually, maybe it was due to the time of year and lack of rain, but there was no waterfalls, it was dried up. The smaller loop to the falls area consisted of climbing down rocks that was not suitable for very young children. There was also another area on the main loop where you had to climb up rocks to continue on the trail. There was beautiful large boulders throughout the woods, but it would have been nice to actually see waterfalls.