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This trail is AWESOME! Lots of different areas to see. Some trails were steep and difficult but that's what we loved. Beautiful place. The owners are so friendly accommodating. The trail does have bathrooms and water stations but it still makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. We will be going back.

I hiked the trail today . Lots of boulders,rock formations and outcroppings. The last third of the trail goes along the creek. Really good surprise for the area .

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty but they really need to consider cutting their prices to hike in half...took 1 hour to complete and that is with all of us taking our time. I

Good trail along the ridge.

Love this trail. Difficult in some areas due to trees down. Great swinging bridge. The first part of the trail is steep but it levels out.

Wasn’t marked- couldn’t find trail to go under 133 from rockpile parking. Needs some serious maintenance and cleanup. A lot of trash - several alcoholic bottles lying around- campground looked like homeless camping... very disappointing... my mom and I both have hiked quite a few miles in Bankhead and Appalachian... this was sad... hopeful they’ll get it cleaned and marked.

Did this trail with my 5 and 7 yr old. We had a great time. Nice waterfall and view from the overlook.

I would rate this trail as moderately easy. Lovely scenery and the trail by the river is gorgeous with spots to relax and take a break from hiking . Very fun place to go and explore . Love taking my pup. She has the best time.

trail running
2 months ago

My only complaint is the trail to cross over solid level ground rather than over the rock circle/retaining pond is not obviously marked. FYI, go left at the chainlink fence or you will disturb the efforts of some very annoyed fishermen... like I did. Also, when you reach the picnic area, the path picks back up on the other side of the pavilion in the tree line closest to the river.

I actually ran Rockpile and the paved Jogging Trail and back out Rockpile. Ended up being almost 6.5 miles. My puppers had a great time! Another side note, some other people did not have their dogs on leashes and would run up to me and my dog.

Great hike..Not bad at all and weather was great

Really great trails. Really nice scenery. The owners of the property really take good care of the place and work hard to give a great experience to everyone who comes. They don’t charge a dime and just want people to enjoy the outdoors.

Beautiful hike. Well marked and fun trails. The owners were very nice and informative. There are a lot of different trail options so you can make it as long or as short as you want. I had our little guy with us so 1.5miles is all we did today. But that got us to the waterfall (just a small stream right now but really cool) and a great lookout point. We will definitely be back to cover more of the trail.

Fun hike with lots of armadillos & spider webs! Trail has a few areas where it’s hard to follow. The park seemed deserted. We only saw a handful of people around the park and met only one group on the trail.

Low difficulty but nice length and scenery

Excellent trail!!! The Lacefields do a fabulous job well marked and clean

3 months ago

Too short, too expensive!! Nothing special!!! $12 / person is for my opinion not worth! I think it deserve maybe only Parking fees or $5 / person. I mean there are a lot of FREE amazing and breath taking places. Sad about !

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful property. Terrible customer service. The weirdest hours I’ve ever seen for a park. I’m rating it a 5 because the property is gorgeous & I enjoyed it very much!

Nice short trail

Agree with Moderate rating. There are about two patches that need to some maintenance/cut down and maybe some better signage toward the end of the trail. We will definitely hike it again!

3 months ago

great trail for little bigger kids 5+ be prepared for kids to swim in the summer.

Excellent trail

awesome trails, awesome scenery, and an overall awesome hike. Some parts are more challenging but what waits at the end of all of these trails is well worth it. Will be going back.

The park/battlefield is wonderful. The opportunity to walk around and learn about what happened here is something I wouldn’t encourage anyone to do.

Trail was very easy and short. It was very beautiful, the waterfalls were not what I was expecting but still beautiful. The only negative thing I have to say is it cost my daughter and myself $20 to hike for a couple of hours, just seems like too much. Especially on our way out the older lady that was working was yelling at my 6 year old and I that we had 3 minutes to get our while we were walking up the steps. I think I will stick to the free outdoors but worth seeing once.

Is there water at the water fall this time of year? July?

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful!

Very beautiful trail with some nice rock formations and next to the water.

Nice trail through the wilderness of the park.

hiking
4 months ago

My family and i have been several time. This place is absolutely beautiful. We usually take our lab also he loves playing in the water!

Great trail want to do it again in fall

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