This dog friendly trail was definitely a beautiful hike. However it's not clearly marked so what should have been a 7 mile hike ended up being about 5 miles and half of it was spent hiking in circles. I'm definitely going to do it again and use this app to follow others tracks and do the full loop. I hate having my phone on me when I hike but I'm willing to give this one another shot.
Parts of the main trail were impassable due to recent rains, but the parts of the trail that were passable presented a challenge nontheless. A little trail maintenence is needed as well. I will return when I think the place has dried out and complete the entire trail.
I love this place. You can get 20 to 30 miles at this place in an entire loop. The trails used to get washed out by the rain, but they did an excellent job adding in drains so you can run here now after it rains. Currently: swamp trail is flooded completely so you can't go down there. The trail is usually clean and well maintained. Please don't litter if you visit this park. The park has 4 peaks you can climb up so you can get a good amount of elevation gain in your runs or rides. There are areas to jump in the water here. No bathrooms or running water once you leave the main boat ramp area. CARRY WATER! And please once again don't litter and enjoy
I really like the trails at Dana Peak Park. You can make just about any kind of hike you like, choosing which sub trails to tak. It is really handy to look at the map from AllTrails with your tracks overlaid. Helps you follow your route.
We followed the main trail to Dana Peak and then took sub trails to near the top. Then we climbed over a few borders to get to the very top. It was a great view of Stillhouse Hollow Lake.
On the way back the sky was looking a little dark so we didn't follow the main track but instead took sub trails to the Fence line trail.
It is nice to be able to choose your route due to your circumstances.
I hope to come back and explore some more peaks.