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We went out to see the coal mine and cars. Never found them, we hiked a nice 6 miles. It was good hiking, but some of the trails need to be labeled better. It is used mostly by mountain bikers so watch your back. If you are looking for the coal mine and ghost town, this is not the trail. The correct trail for that is Franklin coal mine and ghost town. It cost 5 dollars to park at franklin. That trail also has a cool river gorge. We can't wait until next weekend to hike that. This trail was enjoyable. We were just disappointed becuase we didn't realize it wasnt the correct trail until 3+ miles into it. It is kid friendly.
Hiked this for the second time on 2/23/17..The first time I hiked it, was back in June 2016(Summer Hike) with my kiddos. We enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls and eating lunch on the river while playing in the water. This last time we hiked here, we found a few trees down along the trail many had been cut to get through the trail. About 3.5 miles in there was a HUGE tree down that you have to climb over to continue on the trail. There was little snow and ice. Love this trail, always pleasing
Hiked yesterday 02/25/2017.
Trail was challenging and I like it. Trail itself in good condition, but mostly covered with snow, spikes/chains and poles are recommended. Last part was very steep and not easy to climb because it was very cold and windy :) Lots of people slided down on their bottoms it was funny.