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Beautiful woods/rock hike! A fair amount of terrain change/hills. A great workout!

10 days ago

Cool hike! King and Queen was great view but busy

hiking
17 days ago

Fun hike, really enjoyed it. The King and Queen seat was very busy.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice flat trail aside from one small hill. Very narrow pathway that is not exactly well-kept but passable. The dog and I hiked it yesterday and it was quite peaceful. The path follows the creek for most of the way and actually dead ends AT the creek. Nice rocks at the end of the trail to picnic on. At the trailhead, there is an nice little beachy area for kids/dogs to play or even walk in the creek.

A lovely gravel trail that’s perfect for walking, running, or biking. Very flat and wide trail, definitely should be rated easy instead of moderate. Also if you’d like more views of the water I’d recommended going right when you get to the split in the trail.

Awesome trail close by with many different types of scenery. Loved it!

Loved it!

So right off the batnn the trail isn't marked well. The sign that leads into the trail, which says nothing about it actually being the trail, has a wasp nest in it. There is no sign telling you which way the trail goes, so I went to the right. Bad move, because the trail ended after a minute of running. What's even more fun, there was a nasty wasp nest hiding in the bushes, and one managed to sting me right in the neck. This trail needs to at least be marjed better, and having two wasp nests is kind of frustrating. So... at least until I come back and go the other way, this trail is not recommended. If you do go on it, watch out for the wasps.

scenic. Us and dogs enjoyed. will return

hiking
2 months ago

First time hiking the trail, will definitely do this again

2 months ago

park at the rock ridge pavilion to get the fastest route to views off the king & queen

3900 st clair bridge rd

hiking
2 months ago

My 3 and 5yo loved it. Hiked the trail in most of the way then got in the water and hiked the rest. Stayed in the water all the way back to within sight of the trail head. Absolutely loved it. Kids found places to play all along the way. Will be back many times. Reminds me of a baby version of Stony Brook, NY or Zion, UT.

on White Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful and scenic.
One of my favorites hikes!

This was a pretty easy trail. Beautiful views from the King and Queens seat, but that was the only view on this hike and it was right at the beginning. The rest is a long uphill stretch. Not my favorite hike, but it was nice.

hiking
3 months ago

Summer was initiated two days ago, so this was my first summer hike of 2018. I started out at ~6:15 am in pouring drizzle rain and ended in less drizzle but damp conditions. This was fine, no running was intended (at first). I mention the rain because it affected my GPS and navigation in this area, the whole way— be forewarned.

About the hike: I began on an old rail trail that is unmaintained; the wrong way from where I wanted to go. I simply picked up the wrong trail from the parking lot. Again, navigation was an issue. You have to walk from the parking area to your point of start. I had other plans for the morning so I ended up jogging on occasions to make up lost time (again, not my original plan). As the reviewer before me stated, the course takes you around the old mill. The markings are fading, and there is quite a bit of open field hiking with no markings, so I relied on GPS navigation. Obviously, I went off course several times. I bypassed the Land of Promise Trail near the end, but I didn’t want to shortchange on mileage, so I did an out-n-back on Mason-Dixon Trail at the finish.

All in all a great hike, except for the poor markings in some key places. I hope to return to do Land of Promise.

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail run! Just Challenging enough to help train for mountain trail run in Colorado. Beautiful views and lots of shaded trees. Trail gets dicey if you’re trying to run it while it’s raining or just after it has rained.

I def was not on the Susquehanna Loop for the majority of my hike. I want to go back and try again, follow the red blazes for the Susquehanna Loop trail. I followed orange and blue, which were great trails as well, but not the trail I was looking for.

6 months ago

Pretty hike. Parking at Wilson’s picnic area, follow the white blazes the whole time if you want to match the AllTrails map. It was 3.1 miles total. If you want a reward at the end, go right at the first split. If you want to be at the Seats in 10-15 minutes, follow the trail straight uphill. There is one road crossing. This was an easy trail for our dog (a big lab) as well. Parking is $4.00 for non MD residents in the Wilson’s parking lot.

Nice easy trail, wonderful views, will be going back to this one for sure....kids loved it.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. Started off on the purple trial and then completed the white trail. Broke my ankle at the end but would definitely hike it again.

on White Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Easy/moderate trail. Great view!

Nice trail, very flat and wide with gravel. Great path for a jogger stroller and kids.

This trail takes you around the old mill and by the Susquehanna River. It also takes you to a small man made waterfall that is truly beautiful.

Nice hike, wet parts due to the recent snow but dog loved it! Would go again

This was a fun hike with some good scenery. I kinda did it in two loops by accident. After coming back to my truck I figured out the part I missed and hiked that too. My recommendation is to start hike to left of mansion. Just go under pipe crossing up stairs and bear left. Historic walk to white land of promise. I'm pretty sure you'll walk by big tree other people have mentioned. It's big! From there follow rock run yellow and you get to walk along nice creek for a little. When you come to man made dam cross road to Wilkinson and grab the orange blaze ( left) from there. After that your on the trail according to app. This way you'll come down ( later) ridge trail red and that's a pretty good ascent.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike in steep terrain. Start at the parking lot by the rapids, then straight-up to the King and Queen Seat rock formation. Great views! Then off on a loop hike on the white and red trails. Great Fall hike.

8 months ago

This is a trail I grew up hiking. Its an easy trail if you park at the top, and moderate if you start from the bottom. It's quite a steep hike from the bottom but isn't very long. The view is very worth it, especially in fall. There are some side trails that are worth exploring as well, and a few play grounds for children.

This trail is wonderful for bird watching and views of the water. The main oath offers numerous water access points where you can spot herons, hawks, and eagles. Black vultures have become quite populated in this area and their numbers can be overwhelming!

hiking
8 months ago

Enjoyed the peacefulness of the trail. Beautiful views and not hard to hike in the snow/ice.

trail running
9 months ago

Great run with a mix of rolling terrain to moderate climbs. Not marked well after mile 3 but overall a good trail.

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