Great early Fall scenery and numerous trails and loops to create. Beautiful forest and streams to cross. Easy hiking mostly. There was unfortunately a little litter and the trails could be better marked in some places. Following the trail was a challenge even with help from AllTrails. Still a great park and fun hike.
Little Bennett comes through with forest, field, and stream. We did a 5 mile loop rather than the 8.9 in the plan. Very pretty little glens. Two stream crossings required scrambling on rocks and tree roots. Adventure!
K T. on Western Piedmont Trail
This very broad trail is an easy walk/hike with one steep portion near the stream. There's a lovely meadow (Wim's meadow) that houses several bluebird boxes. The entire hike is very pretty, and goes through forest, meadow and stream environments.
K T. on Tobacco Barn Trail
This is a pleasant hike, with a couple of steep climbs. The meadow can get overgrown in the summer, and ticks may be an issue, so be careful to check yourself. The Tobacco Barn is more interesting for its history than as an object to look at -- it's quite broken down and old. The nearby stone foundation is somewhat more interesting to look at, but be cautious in this area, because the stone walls are not reliably stable. The forested areas are cool, and there's one stream crossing, with a newly-built wooden bridge over it. A worthwhile hike, especially when combined with other trails in the park to make a longer loop hike.