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It’s not actually a hike but a walk in the woods. Really pretty and great sunsets.

Very nice easy trail hiking through a lovely forest

5 days ago

awesome place

hiking
6 days ago

A nice Trail if you follow the map its actually two tails Roaring Run and Rock Furnace trail. Rock Furnace Trail is the highlight follows Roaring Run which is actually beautiful. Camel Rock is a highlight and so is the suspension bridge. Stay Right at the split to reach the end of the trail the other way is not owned by the conservatory. there are mountain bike and hiking splits along the way or just follow the limestone path. Well marked paths. There is a nice recreation park near the parking lot. if you follow the map which I did its almost 8 miles long out and back.
https://youtu.be/S3PRZQQY8-U

mountain biking
9 days ago

Good trails , climbs and fast downhills , only thing is the trails aren’t marked very good, like to see more obstacles put on trails

Good hike. The pull up out of there definitely tests your legs. Camp sites along the river are gorgeous...I will have to come back. Be a fun weekender.

on Roaring Run

mountain biking
25 days ago

decent trail, very slight incline going out until roughly 3 1/2 miles out, then a bit of a hill climb. but I see old people doing it enough, so it's not exactly a leg burner. stick to the left at the top of the hill and you'll find a little waterfall tucked away behind the tree line, there's no signs indicating it, just have to use your brain for half a second.
Also the marked map on this app is inaccurate, it's merging the rock furnace trail and roaring run. Just stay straight when you get to the little bridge, that continues roaring run, not the left hand turn this app is telling you take (that is rock furnace trail).

on Twin Lakes Loop Trail

26 days ago

Great family day out kind of place. Multiple pavilions, 2 playgrounds, ample parking, great scenery, and paved paths.

1 month ago

I'll reiterate the warnings that it's very, very muddy after rain. Aside from that, it's a very enjoyable short hike with wonderful scenery.

Love the trails. Easy to follow with the signs. Camped out with a nice view of the river. Definitely recommend

Great for kids.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful, big woods feel

Travel could definitely need marked out a little bit better, other than that it’s fairly clear and very good for hiking or mountain biking or taking the dog, very quiet, very secluded, need to find me a partner to go hiking with

Well I didn’t really like the transition from pavement to soft pack part of the trail was closed due to wash outs

walking
1 month ago

Pristine trail/walking/biking area in front of the stadium and along the water with great views of the city

trail running
2 months ago

Not a fan of the multiple surface types.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great new trail section @ model plane airport. Airport south, east, and west trail heads all right there. All three trails cover about 9 miles or so and and back. There is also Haul trail that I haven't had a chance to run or bike on

walking
2 months ago

Unless you are over 60 and plan to walk, this is NOT the trail for you. A beautiful location and very flat, but a SERIOUS anti-bike and anti-dog vibe. Multiple signs about potentially banning the trail from dogs, and pulling the port-a-potties because people aren't picking up after their dogs. I get that people should clean-up after their dogs, but there are no garbage cans available for the waste or picnic garbage. Its a shame that such potential is being squandered.

hiking
3 months ago

I take my dogs to Hillman frequently during the winter and early spring months and walk them all over the area. I avoid Hillman during the summer because the ticks are terrible. Please, make sure your pups have their flea/tick treatments and as an added precaution spray them with some lemon eucalyptus oil before letting them loose in the high grass there. A beautiful place but just polluted with ticks.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice 6 mile hike, water was high. Enjoyed doing this one with my son.

Same as the previous post. It's the Switchback Trail from the Haul Rd parking area which is a nice hike over a pine needle layered tail. It's blazed red but so are the trails that cross it. It would be nice if they color coded the trails. To do the loop that is mapped in this app you will probably need to change trails about 2.5 miles in, possibly over to the Gelding Trail. We stayed on the Switchback and it double banged on itself and was about 4.5 miles.

This is a great trail for a county park! the upper loop trail is hard and climbs a very steep hill right off the bat. Great park!

mountain biking
3 months ago

I live near this place. The park is one of my favorite places to go. It is rated as hard but there is a lot more to the park than just the black diamond trails. The trails are well maintained and they are getting easier to navigate. The rule to follow is stay on the widest trails and you will find the shortest route. Pick up a park map at the Ice Arena and you will be able to navigate a majority of the park. If you really want to get a picture of the scope of the trails in the park I uploaded a map I compiled over 10 years of data collecting. It is the most accurate map to date, if I can toot my own horn. on it you will find a looping system of trails. the system is made up of 3 major loops that combine, that is the confusing part for a lot of hikers. THE NORTH SIDE.. THE SOUTH SIDE... and THE WILDWOOD LOOP.... The northside of the park has a majority of the Down Hill Mt. BIke Trails that branch off the main trail the main trail of the north side runs from the beginning of the park and goes up a steep climb to the BALL FIELDS there is road access to the ball fields too. From the ball fields the trail crosses a valley and extends past the Ed Calland Arboretum. It also has road access and a paved loop to visit the Local fona our region has to offer. then from the arboretum it is down hill to the end of the park. you can then choose to stay low in the park recreation area or go back up in the south side. THE SOUTH SIDE TRAIL also extends the whole way from back to front. From the back if the park behind the 4 Season Shelter is the FIRE ROAD it is a semi paved and gravel trail that gives access to the south side hill for emergency and maintainc as well as maple syrup harvest in the spring. 2 miles and you are back at the front of the park there is also a nice bird watching shelter halfway down the trail and a stop at the MAPLE SYRUP CAMP. On the other hand if you choose to go up the trail on the south side from the back of the park the initial climb is steep locals call it stairway to heaven, mostly on account of the climb but I like to think during certain times of year in the afternoon the sun shines down the climb it is totally worth it. any how it the top of the hill is a farm that is private so stay on the trail for a bit. contineue to follow the trail and any wrong turn will ultimately bring you back to the mail trail. There is a couple of connecting trails to the FIRE ROAD along the way. at the end or the beginning of the southside is a parking spot for locals come to the park threw "not a public entrance". there you either choose to go down to the ICE AND HORSE ARENAS or you can choode to get lost on the WILD WOOD TRAIL LOOP. if it is your first time to the park take a guide or avoid the wild wood loop altogether. This part of the trail is hard to navigate mostly because over the years mountain bike races where held here and in order to make a 2.4 mile long park have over 14 miles of single track compromised where made and this System is a looping knotwork that only locals can navigate with confidence. I hope this helps with getting around My favorite place on earth.

4 months ago

Nice, but not fantastic

hiking
4 months ago

short flat gravel corridor. not much to it

hiking
4 months ago

Ryan's review below was very accurate; trail had very clear blazes, but you would hit a junction and the same red blaze would be down every path. We 'tried' to do this 7 mile loop but ended up getting frustrated about 4 miles in and spent another 2 just trying to get back to the car. The trail often intersected with Gelding's Trail which is not on All Trails at all. Other noteworthy comments would be that the trail was more on the easy versus moderate side, was very shaded the entire time, but didn't really have any noteworthy 'stop and enjoy' moments.

Fun family trail!

trail running
4 months ago

I love these trails, but all of the reviewers are correct that it is poorly marked. that being said if you're willing to invest a few weeks or months learning the trail system it is fantastic. If your an early morning weekday runner you may never see another runner hiker or mountain biker. I am lucky to have been able to trail run all over the country and this is by far one of my favorite places that I've ever run. Remember this isn't Colorado you're never truly lost but you may be late for work. So suck it up get lost and find your way back you'll be glad you did.

Great trail close to home. No dogs is not a negative. Dogs are fine but they should go to appropriate trails.

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