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Wow! From the autumn smells to the crunching sounds beneath my feat. My senses were tingling. What an awesome trail to hike. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
For winter goers: Parking has changed to a different location. You must park at Berger road.
Access from the seasonal road (I parked right outside the entrance). Decent for a short out and back hike (went in mid-September). On the easier end of moderate, especially considering the total out and back distance. The trail is indeed narrow just as another user stated, but is definitely traversable on the sides of the trail (mostly just overgrown light brush). A bit wet in spots but definitely not sloppy.
We found this hike absolutely beautiful! The trails are well maintained and 99% of them are in heavy shade under dense canopy. While it's called a 3 mile loop, it's a trail network with many subloops so you can tailor you hike from 3 to 6 miles before you start retracing your steps. Note that the trailhead a are hard to find - the better one is on Berger Road and will be on the left hand side shortly after turning onto it from Mitchell.