Jana G. on Adam Run Trail
moderate difficulty. very nice during fall.
Been on my "CVNP bucket list" for a long time. We did Wetmore clockwise with Table Top Trail and Dickerson Trail on the way back too. Only a few people and horses on trail on the most stellar day of the year! Love this trail, feels very remote even though it's wide and runs close to Quick Road in spots. Good mix of up and down, switchbacks, and flats. Almost all shaded with a couple sunny spots. Lots of interesting scenery including deep forest, beautiful creek crossings, pine groves, and incredible fields of goldenrod as far as the eye can see in what the trailhead sign says were old farm fields. Couldn't resist trying Dickerson even though it says Bridle Trail Closed and what a treat. Brushing back bushes almost every step and there are several places where the trail just vanishes but walk a few minutes down the creek bed and you can pick it up eventually on one of the banks. So spoiled by the immaculately maintained trails we enjoy in CVNP, it was awesome to "rough it" just a little....
Had a great time hiking this trail with my wife. A Saturday morning and saw just a few hikers and runners - no horses. It rained 3 days ago, still quite a few muddy places, but they all had easy walk arounds. Good. and hilly but manageable if you've been doing some hiking. Lots of neat looks into the woods. Stream crossings were nice. Never had to get the feet wet. Great off the beaten path trail.
More remote than some of the other trails in the CVNP and not as populated. One of my favorite trails for when I need a good workout. Great place to take dogs as well. Just make sure they won't be too frightened if you do come in contact with a horse.
A good challenging hike for a guy who's been used to 2 mile outings. Kudos for everyone on here who tipped me off to the mud. I came prepared and wasn't really bothered by it. Had I worn sneakers I'd probably be a glass cage of emotion. Loved the elevation and windy paths. My only real pet peeve is when a trail runs adjacent to a road and you hear cars passing by. I'm sure this was to make path loop as wide as possible for distance to accommodate horses. No biggie. All in all great hike and I would go again.
Fantastic trail overall, excellent views of valleys and a few views overlooking a small river.
Be warned that after heavy rains some of the river crossings require you to either walk through calf deep water or to balance on fallen tree nearby the path. This would be fine unless you have a dog or toddler along with you, which would normally be no problem on this trail. Two more bridges would solve this problem.
With that said, in dry weather this is an excellent trail. It's a rutted out by what seems like frequent use on horseback, but it's not awful.