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hiking
5 hours ago

MLD day hike

If was little wet and muddy because of the rain. It was a great hike. Worth doing hike on it.

hiking
muddy
22 hours ago

Great trail. Very muddy in spots after a rain. Good workout

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Muddy, so be carefully with footing. Lots of ferns!

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 day ago

Nice

Great trail,I went when it was raining so it was REALLY wet but still easily traversable. Beautiful area, wish I had time to see more of it before I left.

Great moderate trail. Challenge due to the roots on the trail. Not recommended for trail runners, but there is a camp site made to hike out to. It’s relatively seclusive but a little busy on the weekends. Tail consists of various mediums from clay and mud to sand and dirt with some rocks here and there. Good hiking boots to avoid twisting an ankle.

hiking
2 days ago

My favorite trail so far in this area. It’s rated as moderate but depending on what shape you’re in it might be easier or more difficult. Lots of up and down and it was nice being on an actual trail as opposed to black top. One downer is the trail was hard to find in a few places and was muddy in a few spots although easy enough to walk around the mud. Highly recommend it.

hiking
2 days ago

As a Raleigh local, this is a great trail for a quick weekend or after-work hike. It can be combined with Potts Branch Trail to add another 1-1.5 miles. Nice views of Big Lake at roughly the midpoint.

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked today. Beautiful scenery, walking along Creek was peaceful and everyone on the trail was friendly. Few muddy spots but overall it was great.

walking
6 days ago

Very nice walking/running path. I always feel safe walking this path - there’s a nice, friendly mix of folks you’ll encounter as you do the loop.

walking
8 days ago

Great trail but the natural part is quite roots w narrow path

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked the loop counter clock wise. Very well maintained and enjoyable 6 mile hike from parking lot back to parking lot. Flowed well with various up and down hill intervals. Walking beside the creek in many places added a nice peaceful touch to the hike. So history to the location and cool seeing the old damn where the mill was located. Highly recommend for a quick hike and get away.

Very easy trail for a nice day hike. The trail is well marked for the novice.

great area

It's a gorgeous wooded area. Very busy and muddy after rain.

This was a very nice trail. If you go close to this date, you will need waterproof shoes still. The trail was well marked and I didn't have any problems getting through it. I did walk on the trail through private property, but I was guessing they knew the trail was there and it was well marked even with benches to sit on, so I went on through. Pretty day but the wind was howling!

enjoyed this hike just before Christmas

hiking
12 days ago

I enjoyed this trail. I did get a little lost down by the water when the trail was flooded, but it took me about 15 minutes to figure it out. Other than that, I was back on trail. Was a nice variety of ups and downs. Crossed a few creeks and it wasn't too bad with all the rain we've had. Was muddy in spots but not too bad.

on Loblolly Trail

trail running
13 days ago

Nice trail. A lot of roots, so be ready! Ran 5.5 miles

trail running
13 days ago

Decent place for a run or walk on a Paved loop trail

trail running
13 days ago

We continued on and did the art to heart trail. It's an enjoyable run/walk because you get some unique things to look at, and there are some solid hills in there too.

trail running
13 days ago

Paved loop trail, decent for running or walking.

trail running
13 days ago

Easy, nothing special, but well-kept trail.

nice local trail for a quick hike.

hiking
15 days ago

Choose to go here because the rating said low traffic... totally inaccurate. The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon. I do not recommend going if you’re looking for a quiet trail without many people on it.

hiking
16 days ago

Great moderate hike. I recommend hiking shoes for the winter. Part of the trail is rough terrain and the other part is cement. We went after a week of no stop raining and the terrain part was very muddy, hence why you will need waterproof hiking shoes. You get to view some great scenic points. Lots to view and observe. The terrain and paved area varies in elevation, so be ready to feel the burn going up those hills.

Mixed review, the unpaved portion through the woods is awesome, it's like a wooded playground for deer with wide sweeping hills and heavy duty bridges through a mature forest and along a scenic creek. The paved portion from the park is along Honeycutt Road and not too interesting. I'd recommend hiking the trail from the Raven Ridge trailhead and going between the orange vest boxes to the intersection of Honeycutt and Durant. Do wear blaze orange as this is open gameland. The gray trail blazes are sometimes hard to find as they blend in with the trees, especially just after entering the forest on the Raven Ridge end.

Best trail of the park, takes you along streams - Simm's Branch and Secret Creek, over the big dam (currently closed as of January 2019) and through some pine and hardwood forest. Good hike in the middle of North Raleigh. I combined with the Secret Creek leg to make a bigger border loop.

I walked this trail with my sister and husband and my son to get his final miles in for his merit badge. Walked the entire trail on Thanksgiving day!

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