really enjoyed the hike. enough ups and downs to make for a good workout. scenic enough, with a brook, rock formations and revolutionary-era remains. saw some wildlife too. did both Coventry and Foster loops. trail is VERY well marked, maps are available at the head, and there are several opportunities to cut the hike short if needed.
Hiked the blue coventry loop.. All was good.. Good mix of uphill and downhill parts of the trail.. Along with a couple of historical briefings and a river running along certain parts. Nice workout ! Will be back to do the big loop into foster next time!
Loved walking along the brooks. There were a few moderate inclines so we agree with the moderate rating. We went off trail coming back to walk along the brook's edge. Loved the terrain... Overall would rank this as one of our favorites, mainly for the brooks
Great hike! A lot of hills and rocks. Very fun to climb. We were a little confused by the table top rock, couldn't really figure it out or find it. It was our first time there though.
Very pleasing hike fantastic place from a nature stand point. The brook and the rocks were a great place to stop and have lunch.
The foundation of the farmhouse and old farm sight were awesome. Great to stand in a piece of history.
All around great hike but the features were a little underwhelming.
We did the first blue loop (Coventry) from the orange trail out of the first parking lot. It was great! Starting out near the cairns it's a bit rocky and has lots of roots, so we watched our footing and went carefully. Lots of up and down in different areas; it was very dry due to the lack of rain so it wasn't slippery but it could be. The blue markers weren't always easy to see, but the trail is pretty easy to follow. Fascinating old homestead foundation, and very nice trail after that, flatter and covered with pine needles. We loved it, will go back to do the other loop another time!
I did parts of this trail this afternoon (5/31/15). I parked in the main lot (1670 Maple Valley Rd Coventry) where there is a nice kiosk with maps available. Unfortunately rain was coming in and I didn't have a lot of time and I couldn't complete both loops. What I did do ended up being 6 miles but I ended up doing quite a bit up and back rather than full loops. From the main parking lot I followed the orange blaze to the blue blaze and turned right. This is a nice section of trail that goes through the woods and along a nice stream. I then took the yellow trail which was an awesome section of trail, and to make a shorter loop I went up (left) on Parker T Rd (a nice wood road) and then after a ways up the trail I turned left back onto the blue trail. I then followed this back to close this mini loop and when went back the way I came in. Toward the end I ended up going to the secondary parking lot and followed the paved Maple Valley Rd back to the main lot to save time and get out of the rain! Trail are easy to follow and well blazed -overall a very nice set of trails and I will be back for sure.
Very peaceful and quiet, even when there are many cars in the parking lot. You really feel surrounded by woods here. The trails are very well marked with maps and bridges go over the wetlands and a really pretty river. Energy well maintained and depending on the trail you choose, can be easy or moderate