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Attended my first Dirty Girl Adventure on Perry Lake Trails. Day One equaled about 17 miles and Day Two was roughly 15-16. We hiked our hearts out. I found it to be challenging with several rocks throughout the trail. Nice inclines and downhill parts proved to be difficult. Beautiful views of the lake, sailboats, driftwood, berries, hedge balls, a snake, 3 deer, fall foliage, bridges, creeks, & cliff ledge type trails by the water. Pretty well marked. Loved it!

Nice rustic trail with many rocks and rough terrain. Be sure to be prepared with good shoes & long pants. Beautiful for the fall! Many inclines to get your blood flowing and your heart beating. Single lane trail.

3 days ago

Was there for the first time last Saturday. Great trails. Was a beautiful day for a hike.

4 days ago

Nice trail great overlooks

Fun trail that is scenic but a little confusing to follow. I suggest taking a picture with your phone of the trail map before starting out.

8 days ago

great bike path. We went to about 122nd and Switzer

mountain biking
9 days ago

love this place. great in the fall.

9 days ago

love this place. Wish it was free everyday!

There is actually a trail around the entire lake which I estimated to be 15 miles...according to the MapMyRun app. It is easy to difficult. The brochure I picked up calls it a "nature trail which you can hike or bike 13 miles of trails including 3 miles of ADA approved trail and are single-track consisting of packed earth & grass...rated easy to moderate...features native grass and woodland areas...rustic foot bridges and wildflower plots". I have gone around it twice and the loop several times. Recently, they hosted a chuckwagon event with horses so the last time around I used a few of the horse trails where the nature trail was less maintained. It is very rugged and needs some maintenance. There are also wilderness signs to read towards the dam. The trail is not well marked so keep your bearings. I live nearby so it's a great local trail for me and I'm proud to say we at least have a great one in our community. It does cost $3.00 at the gate. I don't mind because the dollars keep the lake spiffied up. Website: www.bannerreservoir.com
Email: bannercreekreservoir@yahoo.com

If you geocache, I have a friend who says there are over 100 there. Camping, swimming, boating, birdwatching, horse trails, a chapel & shelter houses.

well kept trail

on Mushroom Rock Trail

11 days ago

Nice little trail, good if you or your dogs need to stretch your legs. A very short trip on a dirt road right off of highway 140 or if leaving Kanopolis Lake you can get to it from highway 141 too. I live close by & my dogs just love going out there. There is poison ivy, make sure kids know what it looks like.