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Our walk was beautiful and my friend that is in a wheelchair was able to be with us the entire time as we enjoyed the beautiful changing leaves of the season.

horseback riding
10 days ago

love horseback riding out here, just wish the forestry department would make areas to cut through the woods to avoid the boggy areas. I know there are some deep areas that have been torn up by fellow riders... but please jeep in mind, a lot of the time there is no way for horses to avoid some of the boggy areas. No horse enjoys going through knee deep mud.... & boggy areas stay wet for several weeks when other areas are dry.

on MKT Trail

trail running
29 days ago

Great Trail.....

1 month ago

no one there- and many spider webs to walk through

Very nice trail!!!

Really well maintained. Well marked. We hiked it in a little under 2 hours. Lots of great creek crossings. Can't wait to come back in the fall.

The trail is not very well-maintained. Pretty overgrown so wear pants. But it's a nice short loop. A little unclear where you cross the creek but we figured it out and had a nice outing.

3 months ago

Sücks to many people.+they covered they covered the area with wood that prevents us as people to see what it really was!

on Deer Run Trail

3 months ago

Beautiful place and very lightly trafficked

trail running
3 months ago

The main trail is out and back. There was a side trail 'Rhett'sRun' which was fun and shaded. It is flanked by a municipal dump and a rock quarry so you can't easily make a circular route off trail.

Ok, very moderate effort required, a romp in the woods, needs better marking though, bridges across creek are highlights, does it really take that much to apply some decent trail badges? Picnic and staging area at trailhead are in excellent condition, clean and kept; why not pour about 2 hours' effort into letting hikers know where to go on this hike, since there are other trails in the complex?

4 months ago

5 months ago

Trails are well defined but little or no signage at junctions. Main trail was crowded on Saturday afternoon side trails were almost deserted so carry a map or be willing to ask other hikers for directions. Easy trails a good afternoon hike.

This is Three Creeks Conservation Area!

Loved this trail! Was beautiful in the fall. Relaxing, easy hike where you can admire the sites. Make sure you check out the natural bridge!

My wife and I hiked this trail the other day and really enjoyed it. The varied terrain was nice and there were plenty of spots just to stop and admire the beauty.

I agree with the other reviewers. The trail (Smith Creek Loop) is terrible due people riding their horses when the ground is wet. A lot of the time we had to walk in the woods beside the trails so we wouldn't twist our ankles or step in the deep holes they left. The views on top of the bluffs are beautiful and there some great spots to stop and camp.

Really nice trail even though the path is not well marked and it is easy to end up on another trail.