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The first part of the trail is super-easy unless you decide to climb on some of the gorgeous bluffs and rock formations along the trail, an act explicitly and strictly forbidden by the signs. Therefore, we did not touch the bluff with the cave, where the signs were, but we did ascend a very small offshoot in front of one of the formations to find the perfect spot for an ambush, should one ever seek to become a bandit. The last formation before the washed-out bridge was covered with a gaggle of ten children, so we slid past that one as quickly as possible.

If you're looking to avoid hills, however, you should definitely turn back at the site of the ex-bridge or face immediate disappointment. The ascent begins immediately after; while not overwhelming, it was certainly strenuous enough to make this old woman pant a bit.

I can't comment much on the rest of the scenery at this time, because it was late dusk while we finished the trail and the light was dim. What we could see was interesting enough for us to mark this hike for a return trip so that we could get some decent pictures.

All in all, a very nice hike, and more enjoyable than I would usually expect from a paved trail.

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5 days ago

We come here often and clearly love it. I highly recommend!

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11 days ago

Overall really nice trail. Going clockwise was a good idea. Great views, but lots of trees in the way

Loved this hike!

on Lime Kiln Trail

25 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Love crossing the spring on a set of lily pad rocks.

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1 month ago

Fun trail to take your dog on. Pretty scenery, beautiful creek, the lime kiln was impressive.

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1 month ago

Great trail. 7 year old made it the entire way.

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2 months ago

I love this trail, but it says no dogs?? I've brought my pup here multiple times to hike

Good. Brought our 5 yo who needed a couple rests. Our older boys loved it too.

Great family hike

A great trail to take the family!! Beautiful!

2 months ago

Don't come here. Trail is too beautiful.

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3 months ago