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hiking
22 hours ago

quiet on colder days, we didn't see a ton of people. it was a nice, easy hike. we combined the lake loop and fern trail and it made for a nice 2 mile hike.

This is my go to for walking or running. I love it!

Breath taking views from the top! Slippery when wet, gets real muddy in the rain. Wear appropriate shoes.

this is a relatively easy moderate Trail with beautiful views. It's nice to do the hike up over the Ridge and get away from the loud sounds of the river and end of The Quiet of the forest. the signs are pretty good at showing the way.

Very cool trail!!! We saw a turtle! so if that doesn't warrant a 5 star rating I don't know that will.

We hopped onto this trail where it intersects the Sugarloaf trail, which cut down on the more or less level part of the trail. There were a TON of people...but that's probably also because there was some sort of festival going on as well. Seriously great views, though.

mountain biking
10 days ago

Great flow!!

Words can’t describe it!

Gorgeous trail and views

pretty nice if they can keep it open but most of the time it's closed for one reason or another they also use gravel that is not horse friendly at all

it's not a loop as shown...it is about 3plus miles out to End of trail sign and 3 plus back. nice trail, small inclines, runs all along the lake. beautiful tree cover.

Excellent easy hike. Love this place and so does the dog!

walking
17 days ago

I went around September, surprisingly there was a ton of mosquitos. We did get to see like 4 snakes on the trail. Depending on which path you take, you may run into snakes. I was looking for a more of hike and maybe bit of incline. I ended up being rushed out because of the mosquitos which I had spray at hand but it was just overbearing! It was nice seeing some cactus on the same walking near the beach. Then nice walk through the woods? Getting closer to the Venus trap which are VERY VERY small by the way.

A must hike!!! Awesome vistas!

what a greAt trail to take family out on bikes. the trail runs beside the river and gives a beautiful view. I love this trail and cant wait to go back.

28 days ago

peaceful

hiking
1 month ago

Interesting history and great scenery. Free to get in. Not sure if this always occurs, but there were bagpipers playing when I visited on a Sunday.

Some nice waterfalls via a short hike. Can get very crowded. If you continue down the trail from the falls, crowds will fall off and you'll find some solitude. Nice hike.

awesome
lake walk in the woods shaded easy peaceful love it. safe. great trail for family outing.

awesome hiking with wonderful views

Short hike, great for kids, beautiful views. The only downside was the lack of sufficient parking. Would go again!

This was my first hike in 15 years. The ride up is incredibly relaxing with the stream running next to you for the first portion. The hike is short and easy and the views from the top are breathtaking. Camped under the stars and woke up to an amazing sunrise.

hiking
1 month ago

Finally found a trail in the Charlotte area that felt like a nice woods hike. I will definitely be back often.

This was the perfect trail for me to take my 2 & 5 year old by myself. Packed a lunch box with snacks and a fold up blanket to sit on and have a picnic at the summit. I could've stayed there all day. bring sunscreen as there is no coverage. Road getting there was very curvy and paved with gravel here and there. Couldn't go faster than 15mph for the most part. Took 30 minutes going up. I'd go here everyday if I could!

first hike I did! loved it.

We came to this trail do do a nice walk, hoping to find a good trail for when we move here with our dogs. It was not a winner for that. We did the loop twice in about 30 minutes. Not sufficient for dogs. The trail is well done though! I could see it being a great place for a field trip.

hiking
1 month ago

I am not sure this should be an easy if you do the entire trail. Yeah the wide flat part is super easy, but there are climbing parts that are more like the low side of moderate. I enjoyed this trail and did veer off the path some. Total distance for me was about 7 miles. The side parts of this path are nice and more lightly trafficked in the AM. I arrived early and saw much more foot traffic when finishing up around 11 am. I did the path solo so did bring a clicker to make noise as well periodically. It was only needed on the less trafficked parts. Evidently I wasn’t making enough noise though as I still walked up on a deer before it got startled. At least it wasn’t a bear :) The waterfalls were great as well. Definitely a great hike overall. If you use all trails just be sure it updates as mine struggled on this path (showing me accurately) and I had it downloaded.

I have enjoyed these hiking trails a lot so far. I think the map is off as regards the number of trails and the full distance of you connected, and walked through several of the trails. lately the has been excess debre, but nothing terrible. only issue with the app is would like the map more up to date. as the are other trails available, not just the high road and primaries.

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