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off road driving
this is one if my favorite trails, but Google maps directions are off. I took the trail along the river (left) once I reached the fork and it was narrow but very nice. About 3/4 of the way in you will come to the first fall which was nice but the trail at the end was better and well worth going to. On the return hike I followed the left trail and it was quite strenuous as it climbed elevation for a mile or so.
The trails are great for walking or hiking. The quarry is amazing. The day I went no one else was there, so it made the day even better. My only complaint would be the trash left throughout the trails by homeless people that seem to live within the woods and the trash left by irresponsible people partying near the quarry. The city should definitely invest some funds into doing something about the problem.
Craig C. on Bearwaller Gap Hiking Trail
Great trail. There are a lot of hills to walk up and down with scenic vistas along the Cumberland River. Hiked it in mid-February. You can park overnight at either trail head. One point of clarification, the 9.8 mileage listed in the profile is the mileage for an out and back hike. If you were to hike from one trail head to the other it is approximately 5 miles. I camped at the eastern trailhead near the river and had the entire park to myself. It looks like it would be very popular during the summers for car camping, but it is also a great spot if you want a quiet night in the off season. There are also plenty of flat enough areas for backcountry camping along the way. There is a decent supply of water throughout the trail if you need to replenish.