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Great trail! Nice views and an easy walk, but be careful! The .6 - .7 marker length of the trail is flooded and the trail they diverted around now also leads to a wetland.. just confusing. Took an extra 45 minutes to get back and Had to maneuver the flooded section of the trail, but after that it was easy. Just keep it in mind

I began the trail at dawn and did not see a soul until near completion of the loop. Some areas of the track are boggy or under water/ice but generally the trail is in good condition and well maintained, and the hike is still thoroughly enjoyable even this late in the year.

Very pretty, easy two miles. The waterfall is a small one. From the description you might think it’s going to be a cascade fall, but it’s small and gentle and lovely. It can get very muddy in places, so wear appropriate footwear or plan to go after a spell of dry weather.

walking
13 days ago

One of the coolest trails on the East Coast. Beautiful views of the rocky shores and water along the way. There are amazing houses/ buildings to look at on the other side. Very well maintained. The beach at the end is so perfect with clear water and pretty wildflowers. Took us a little over 3 hours.

Another great Audubon trail. Great parking lots. I would recommend checking which trail loop you are going to do before going to identify what parking lot to use. Lot #2 has access to more options but all trails connect in some way. Great scenic trail with lots of ups, downs, rocks, and water crossings. Peaceful, scenic, and classic trail. Enjoy.

This is one of my favorite trails!it was a great loop. nice bridges not much water really good trail.but was very cold.so you should get lots of winter gear on when you go on this trail. but overall loved this trail!

This trail is really relaxing.in the fall it is really nice for this trail.but I enjoyed this trail very much. I think if you do this trail in the winter it is very cold and not to relaxing.but overall great trail!

We went out with our 8 and 6 year olds and they loved the trails, however I was frustrated by the lack of markers. There was about an inch of lingering snow from the most recent storm, so the paths were difficult to find.

The parking is very confusing. There are no parking signs at the entrance and the other parking area down the road was blocked off. I talked to some locals there and they said it was fine to park at the entrance and that the sign was only to discourage people. Hmm...

Also, there is a requirement to wear fluorescent orange due to the area being welcome to hunters. Lots of folks out there in bright orange carrying rifles and I didn’t feel safe running around without any bright colors on.

I won’t be going back.

Happy running,
Ultra Ryan

Great trail. Well maintained and marked. I would have given it a five if I’d run into less people along the trail.

Lots of ups and downs . A bit challenging with leaves covering rocks and stumps. Have your hiking boots on and take it slow in the Fall.

Really nice well marked hike. Easy, but long enough to get a reasonable amount of exercise. I’d like to go back when the rhododendrons are in bloom!

Great trail for hiking. Bring a map. Well defined trail but intersects with numerous other trails within Arcadia. Lots of options to make hike as long as you want. Easily can do loop just around Pond, about 1.5 miles total. Great views. Wear your orange during hunting season. Good parking lot.

Really great moderate trail. Took us just under two hours with a quick stop at the waterfall for some lunch. Simple but great hike

Great trail. Well kept. Great parking lot. Trail maps available. Well maintained scenic trail with two bridges.

Perfect fall walk in the woods,

It was so nice for me and my dog

Nice little hike, trails were well marked and the scenery was beautiful and serene.

I choose this hike because I heard it was haunted. I completed both loops. So here is my review. very tough to follow blazers, mostly in middle sections of loops. Had to climb over and crawl under fallen trees. You will need to hike through small streams, less than ankle deep. Entire trail took about 4.5 hours, including losing all trace of blazers. Make sure your phone is fully charged, you will need to access this App.

Back to the Haunted Trail, I found lack of Wildlife in certain sections. No signs of any, including birds, squirrels or deer, which I found strange. During the hike I would experience chills and goose bumps, at random areas. Once I left an offering of Bread, Whiskey and tabacco they seemed to of stopped. I stopped and checked out the Cairns, which was OK, nothing crazy in that area. it is when you are deep into the forest, you may hear distant drumming (think streched animal hide type drum) I did not experience the Chanting which some others have.

I wanted to only give it three stars, do to trail maintenance issues, but I felt it shoukd get four for historical reasons. Trail was hiked in October, so issue with bugs. The trail at some places does follow a large stream or river. it was a good hike. I parked in lot 1 and took Meadow trail into area. Orange to Blue to Yellow and Blue again blazers, if you find them on fallen trees or moss covered trees. The Yellow trail ny stream is very difficult to follow, follow stream until you see bridge. Lots of rocks and roots.

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to hike, my family and I love it!

Gorgeous trails. Saying that, nothing is marked and you could easily get lost. Follow the GPS trail on AllTrails. I would not recommend this trail for small children.

A perfect cloudy October day! Beautiful!

This was a great little hike for kids and family. Took our 3 kids age 10, 7 and 3 and they loved it. Very quiet but lots to see, waterfall, cemetery, little bridges, lake. Parking was good and easy to find

Beautiful trails

trail running
2 months ago

My absolute favorite place to run through the trails. There is the Botanical Center in the park that is breath taking. The park is very clean and there are many different types of trees to see.

great views of the lake and the trail is well maintained!

2 months ago

Great walk. the south end of it does get slightly tricky so wear good sneakers. I started from the middle went north then did the entire length of the trail. it took me about 3 hours. but I did stop at the University there and walked the campus which was maybe 30 mins. I would definitely do it again

2 months ago

Beautiful views on the water. Friendly trail to walk.

Great walk for kids!

This loop was more of an Easy Hike than Moderate personally, lots of VERY easy terrain, there were no gains or descents that required even paying attention to footing, the grade transitions were all smooth and easily navigated with not even an adjustment in walking speed required. Yes the terrain can be rocky and there are a number of roots to contend with, but neither of these were problematic at all. Rocks and roots were all less than maybe 6 inches tall at max for the most part, no scrambling, didn't even need trekking poles. We got lapped by a trailrunner a few times, and we saw children, elderly and clearly novice hikers having zero issues with the terrain itself.

Trail markings at some of the junctions and diversions were a little lacking and did require consultuing the map, but in 4.4+ miles, the 4 or 5 times this was required wasn't that much of a big deal.

All main / mapped trails were open. Only a very small handful of offshoot and unnamed trail loops were closed for habitat recovery as of 09/23/2018.

Would have been a 5 star "Easy" hike if it weren't for the few issues with trail markers not being placed at all the junctions/diversions.

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