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I've hiked this trail twice now with my 6 year old. Great trail to get out for a few hours. The first time i couldn't find the cave but the second time, we went with some friends from our Cub Scout Pack and found it. Really enjoy the trail. I don't enjoy the drive back to it. It;s a bit rough to drive.
My absolute favorite hiking location. Not for the faint of heart. Yes, there are snakes, bats, thorns, poison ivy and steep spots but the caves and waterfront are to die for. The first bit starts off rather lackluster but as you get closer to the water the plants come alive (particularly in the spring/summer) and the views are spectacular. Loads of butterflies, dragonflies, bees and other cool insect friends as well.
Not bad trail, view of the river wasn't as good as I expected. Nice Fall colors. Not super excited about almost stepping on a Timber Rattlesnake right on the trail. yes, we are in nature but having a HUGE dead tree in the middle of the trail provided a great home for a rattlesnake.
The pro of this trail is, it seems like it isn't a crowded trail. It's nice to have the trail to yourself. Also, the trail is rather short so it would be good for beginners or people with children.
However, there isn't much to see on this trail unfortunately. There's one somewhat nice overlook