dogs on leash
Took the green Sulky trail. The first half was good except for the horse poop and muck I had to dodge . The second half was awful though, the trail gradually disappeared. At some point I gave up and decided to back track the way I had come but the trail had several deer paths and I must have gotten off on one of those by mistake . I was lost with no Gps and a map that was vague. I knew if I continued South, I'd eventually come to either the road or the parking lot. I had to climb thru brush and over fallen logs, but eventually found the trail .
At the first split, If you take the lower (left) trail, the trail will be mostly up hill. Take the upper (right), the trail will be mostly down hill. They have two splits that will shorten the loop if wanted or needed. Out Fitbit said this trail is about. 6 miles.
Beautiful quiet trail. Spotted heron 5 times along with many frogs that plopped in the river as I walked by. Watch out for patches of eroded trail, some areas were precariously close to a 12 foot drop off. And by all means, remember your bug spray.
Walked this trail with my 7 year old daughter and it was good for kids. Pretty flat with a bit of elevation change. Which made a good hike for my daughter. Lots of different mushrooms and animal tracks to check out and the trail was marked well. The water was down, so there was a nice beach area near the lake to sit for a snack.
Chad S. on Knobstone Trail: Deam Lake to Bartl...
the only thing I can say good about this part of the trail is there was a lot of wild life from stick bugs to snakes and deer. The trail itself was rough bike's and riders have made this trail a mess. Also trail is only marked for horse and bike riders and that's IF you find a trail marker.
Hiked it in the rain so it was pretty muddy and slick, but the fog/mist gave it a mystical quality. Not much in the way of panoramic views but the surrounding countryside was pretty. The hike is rated as "Hard", but I am not even an avid hiker and I would probably list it as Moderate (a few inclines to get the heart pumping but nothing seriously challenging). Definitely recommend hiking boots - especially if the ground is wet.