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I had been starting to enjoy this one but there is no cell service once you get a little ways up and I ran into a total whack job that mooned me (in front of witnesses) and called me a communist because I follow the rules and have my dog on a leash. This idiot was in the parking lot and his two dogs were jumping on me trying to get to my little puppy! Cops did NOTHING! Never again. I have a shock gun now so I’ll be better prepared next time some nut job tries to make me look like the bad person for being a law abiding citizen!!! What a joke! NEVER AGAIN!!! Also his dogs had fleas so that cost me $50 for a pill to get rid of those! Gross! I don’t he or the dogs ever bathe! BEWARE!!! You could wind up in serious trouble here!!! Cops don’t care about citing the rule breakers!!! Could wind up missing or worse! I had started at the bottom near Dollar General! Lots of bugs also take DoTerra TerraShield if you dare!

Excellent loop with dogs who like to do a little swimming and mud-bogging. Terrain was moderate and lots of shade. Ideal hike for a fall afternoon. The lake and mountains in the distance were beautiful and we crossed over to check out the dam at the end. Nice spot!

hiking
9 days ago

simple hike of the highway

A favorite! A natural slip and slide. Pack a lunch and extra clothes for splashing around in the summer and stay a while.

Very nice wooded trail with a stop along the York river. I also added the 2 segments from the activity center between the York river and the woodstock pond with access to the beach area along the river.

Ez, quiet hike following the stream up to the falls. After the first couple hundred yards it’s a heavily shaded hillside trail so if you go following rain, expect lots of muddy spots; nothing strenuous, not much scenery, just an unspectacular short hike. Best in the late spring with the rhododendrons in bloom or only if the water is really running.

Great hike. Took four girls ages 11-15. They were thrilled. Wife went with as well and was less thrilled but she’s not a big trail fan. She made it without issue. Nice views and while perhaps not the best hike for a total trail junkie it’s a nice family hike with just enough difficulty to be interesting but not enough to wear you out. As mentioned in other reviews to get to the falls you need to take a left before the metal bridge as your following the BFT around to the right from the restrooms.

This trail kicked our butts! The "moderate" rating is misleading, this is a tough one. If you do the whole loop, you'll scramble over some boulders and cross water a few times. We went shortly after some rain, so we actually had to take off our hiking boots and wade across a few times. The falls are breathtaking. Overall a challenging but rewarding hike.
We did not bring our dog, and I'm glad we didn't. This trail would be impossible with a dog.

Went early on a Sunday morning, enjoyed the peace and quiet of the fairly short hike to the upper falls where I watched the sunrise. Hell of a way to start the day!

hiking
1 month ago

checked the star out at night , put my headlamp on and hiked to the bottom parking lot. ran into some deers and got spooked

hiking
1 month ago

Short walk to the falls. Very easy, and beautiful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome short hike, beautiful drive in. 0.3 miles round trip!

on Laurel Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

have been doing thus trail for 40 years now every since i moved here from California. My husband(at time friend/boyfriend) and his three cousins walked it and swam at falls and along tge way everyday for the first 2 months of my moving here. It is a wonderful hike. Easy except for going back up rock steps if you take the high route. We still take the route that follows the river all the way. A flood took out part of that trail and that is why they rerouted it up the jigger trail which also makes it higher. Since you are already on higher trail when you get to the stop over for gikers to camp go to left of it and follow that trail to a pretty waterfall sliding down a huge rock not far out of way and beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

easy short hike with a real pow at ebd nice swimming area just dont fet to close to falls area swimming a lot of people have drowned here swimming and jumping. they have put steps at the trail going down the hill now so it is real easy now. Nice spots for kids to play in water also with sand there. even saw a beaver swimming there one time

The map is misleading. It takes you to the gate by the water treatment plant. You have to access this trail through Lone Star Park. Easy hike, even on a scorcher of a day. May want to go back to go fishing.

If you do the full loop you must cross the river twice and you will get wet. Lots of tree roots but a nice hike with great views of falls. I have dogs that enjoy the water and there were a couple of places for them to get in.

Took the orange down to the beach and then back. About 5 miles. Peaceful little trail

This hike was accurately rated as easy. My wife, dog, and I leasurly hiked this loop and enjoyed it vey much.

The trail was short and easy, the waterfall itself was beautiful, but the area was very crowded.

very easy beautiful trail

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty good hiking path that is worth the adventure.

***NOT A JEEP TRAIL***

hiking
2 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Well marked and pretty, the red is a stroll to a small beach with fossil hunting and nice photos on the way. Orange trail is very secluded and peaceful, narrows at time but easy to follow, some uphill for a good workout. Didn’t see any animals. $5 to park. Nice treasure in Lusby.

awesome hike wore the dig down pretty good.

Awesome experience, in the rain and total darkness, one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

My 3rd trip to this beautiful waterfall and I would definitely do it again! I definitely think you should take the trail by the river, over the trail by the campsite because of the better view.

The hike isn't too bad and the view is absolutely beautiful. The only downside is the sheer length of the trail that is made up of fist to head sized uneven rocks. they don't make much of a challenge on the way up, but are murder on the ankles on the way down. Hiking boots are heavily recommended.

A great way to really relax on a weekend

trail running
2 months ago

The view was okay. The trail wasn’t well marked and was also overgrown. There was also a bunch of switch-backs. I’d say it was moderate because of how long it was to walk it. I have an injured knee and it wasn’t to hard on it. Just long. At least 3 plus hours.

Not sure how long it's been since this trail was maintained. We just went there and it is in very bad shape.

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