trail running
10 days ago

Getting to the start is a bit of a chore, it's a couple miles of the main road and very bumpy. The trail itself starts out nice. There were lots of cows. Lots of cows. The trail starts to lose its definition after about a half mile or so, making it easy to get off course. With the lack of grooming in a clear trail you are left to navigate by your own sense of direction. That's really what drags this trail down. Did I mention the cattle herd that wanders the land ?

hot in August but worth doing frog lake loop. it is where the coyotes play

3 trails to pick from. All are extremely easy to do, marked very well and maintenance around the trail is well-kept. There is parking for these trails across the gravel road. Dogs are allowed there, as long as they have leashes. We didn't see any rattlesnakes (we went at noon, 93 degrees at the time). I do have to say those horse flies are a pain so please make sure you have proper pants on when hiking. i had leggings on and got bit by them quite a bit. My child on the other hand had on jeans and didn't get bit..

We did the Frog Lake trail and really enjoyed it. Check for ticks!

There are three trails available from where you park your car. We took the three mile option that took us on the ridge and we were able to see all around for miles. It was a well marked trail with informative signs. It was very enjoyable and quiet. Definitely recommend. Only word of warning is the written description of directions is correct while the map and GPS link sends you about 15 miles away.

I had the marvelous fortune of working as a Biological Sciences Aide on this Refuge in 2004. Best job of my life and some of the greatest people. I volunteered for them before and after the employment. I've stomped over much of this area and never failed to enjoy a second of my time there.