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We enjoyed our 2 1/2 hike on Saturday Aug 4th. The weather was perfect for hiking. The map read that there "would" be ticks and to use tick repellent but of course that's the one thing we didnt bring. Half way through the hike we got seedticks up to our ankles Even my dog got seed ticks on her legs. So what I would recommend is to bring tick spray and a change of shoes for after the hike. After our hike, we went to Moon Valley and waded around in the water. That helped our ankles

paddle sports
13 days ago

Great float river. Very busy, do during the week to miss the crowds We did 26 miles talking out at Lead Mine.

There was spider webs everywhere, with spiders all at face level, we didnt make it very far before we had to turn around , the trail was over grown in had parts, and it was not marked very well. it was very disappointing.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a challenge to find the trail, but well worth the effort. Find Farm Road 2185 and stay on this gravel road until you come to the opening with National Forestry sign marking the trail head. No where is "Tar Kiln Trail" marked with a sign. Park your car and walk about 1/8 mile east to the trail opening on the left.

Challenging. Not the best views but good workout and trail. Easy to lose at times

hiking
3 months ago

Really liked this trail. Lots to see on this spring day. Forgot to record.

hiking
4 months ago

Like others have said, there could be better markings for the trail. Didn't see anyone else out hiking so we had the trails to ourselves which is always nice. We did a couple offshoots from the trail which is nice to have several trail options when you are looking for more miles.

Going during the week in early springtime was great, as we only met three other groups of hikers. Taking yellow trail meant one low-water crossing of creek but a deeper spot coming back across. There was also a pretty steep incline at the mid-way point, like other hikers here have mentioned. This trail includes a great combination of wooded areas and fields that make for some beautiful scenery along the way.

trail running
4 months ago

So so fun! Several creek crossings that I wouldn’t recommend for small dogs or children if there’s been a lot of rain but the views were amazing. So many pretty waterfalls

hiking
5 months ago

It was a fun trail to hike but me and my son kept getting off the trails because of the other trails if we did not have the app wen would have been lost.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, but the trail was poorly marked and difficult to follow in places. Included a copy of the trail map in the photos section.

trail running
5 months ago

The day I went here the place was filled with oblivious parents who didn’t seem to mind their children throwing rocks in all directions. The trails are often cut off by creeks, and I wasn’t willing to go through knee deep water to keep going forward. Hoped for a 5 mile run but after dodging rocks, water crossings, and too many smokers, I left after only getting 2 miles. To top it all off, I got back to my car only to find out someone had stolen the magnet off my car. The area is pretty but the people I came across that day ruined it.

Very enjoyable trails. Did part of the yellow trail (turned back at the crossing due to the water) and finished on the red trail. Very active park with lots of hikers and horseback riders. The trails are all fairly well marked, but there are some serious inclines, even on the easy trails. The noise from the gun range wasn’t too bad, and helped with orientation. Definitely worth the time.

hiking
5 months ago

Actually it's a good trail. 90% easy to follow, but there are some spots it kind of is tough to see. Use a map and you won't have any issue. The creek is really beautiful and worth seeing. The hike back is fairly difficult which is why this trail is rated as difficult. If you're in shape the trail not an issue. Use this app to find the trailhead or you won't find it. Enjoy :) I'll go back again.

Needs better markings.

hiking
6 months ago

Decent enough trail that's probably best traveled during the spring or fall when there is some more color to appreciate. There were a surprising amount of armadillos surrounding the trail!

Lots of trails and long ones with different paths too. Gun range being close is a big downer. Lots of trees so in the summer it’s tough to enjoy any views. There are better more low key places in my opinion. Not much climbing or bouldering

Awesome area to camp and hike. Busiek State Park is surrounded by thousands of acres of privately owned woodlands, so it would be wise to bring a map and compass of the area in case you go off trail to prevent yourself from getting lost. Also keep in mind that there are black bears in this area. Overall this is an awesome place to get out and enjoy nature. I give it 5 stars.

A very good place to camp and hike. Be sure to take a map and a compass and know how to use them, as Busiek state park is surrounded by thousands of acres of privately-owned woodlands. It would not be that difficult to get lost very quick if you had to go off trail. if you like to hike this is an awesome place to go, and Camp Creek makes an excellent catching feature. a word of warning, there are black bears in this area so hiker's and camper's need to exercise caution. Overall, I give this 5 stars.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail difficult to follow. Lots of creek crossings.

The trail was well marked which was useful with all of the fallen leaves.

Numerous trails to hike. The trails are well marked. Varied terrain. Enjoyable hike!! One of my favorite locations to go

backpacking
10 months ago

Not a difficult bushwack up the hill to glades at 36.685899, -93.573374. Nice views, stayed the night up there. Tenkara fly fishing is not bad at the lake, caught one every couple of casts. Looking forward to exploring more glades here in the future.

paddle sports
11 months ago

I completed 8 miles of this on a family float trip. It was beautiful with little to no people when we went. There was also a cute little duck that swam around the boat for awhile

walking
11 months ago

There wasn't really anything spectacular or noteworthy on this trail and I noticed about halfway through the hike that there were dozens of chiggers all over me. Maybe it was just the wrong time of year for enjoying this trail? It was Labor Day weekend.

First time on this trail. Hugely disappointed that they have a shooting range right beside the trail that was heavily used on the weekday I visited. If I had known this, I would never had wasted my time going there. Unless you get to the far reaches of the trail, you'll hear gunshots, assualt rifles and highway traffic noise on your hike. I get on trails to escape this type of noise pollution so it was a big disappointment.
I noticed a sign that stated the shooting range was closed on Mondays so if you can schedule a hike on that day, that's what I would recommend Too bad they didn't close the shooting range down at least twice a week.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Fun trail! Loved the treat of the creek bed at the end! Hiked with nine year old and fourteen year old. Good workout. 5.2 miles total for us.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Tough hike!! We couldn't of made it without our Alltrails app the trail is hard to follow. The wildflowers and butterflies were beautiful!!! Great workout!!!

trail running
Monday, June 19, 2017

Nice trails !

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

tough to find the trails at times...thank God for this app

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