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Very challenging and love the hike

hiking
17 days ago

As my phone had no service and I used the trail map provided by the park, my experience was not what I was expecting. This hike was not difficult, and it was similar to the hiking in Oklahoma around Stillwater, the change in incline was less than I experience in Kansas walking to the river from my house.

on Pine Mountain Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Liked the hike, but could have been marked better along the way how far away you’re from the parking lot, etc.

hiking
1 month ago

A good alternative to Kennesaw Mtn, which gets crowded at times. I like the more strenuous trails and this one provides a good workout. Nice view from top. East loop can also be used for MTB, but you better be in good shape.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent trail. Completed both the east and west loops, as well as all side trails. This made it an enjoyable 8.5 miles in all. Nice mix of elevation changes that provided a real workout. Well-marked and maintained. Highly recommend.

Great trail, well marked and easy to add distance for a more challenging hike. Pay attention (or snap a pic) of the trailhead map to help plan your course. Moderate fits the trail well, with its rising and falling inclination and weaving course.

Nice, short, family-friendly hike. Easy parking and lots of people. We hammocked near the summit and enjoyed a lazy afternoon.

The trail itself was beautiful especially by the river but there are A LOT of ticks. I highly recommend you and your dogs are treated for ticks before tackling this hike. The trail head actually begins in the state park just beyond the lodge and cabins.

Great trail! Beautiful views!

I did both loops today and that pushes it past moderate.

Walk along the creek on the east loop nice and peaceful

road biking
3 months ago

Love this trail! My favorite for biking with the family. It’s paved except for 1 bridge. Easy ride.

Local favorite.

our first hike confuse at first dnr officer very helpful telling us of the three trails. 2 short one , one long one enjoy very much will do it again, trail on mountain trail mark great with blue paint on tress

Hiked for about an hour below the park resturant, lt was fun but challenging I. will do it again when better prepared.

A good, relaxing hike up the mountain gives way to some incredible views and a wonderful property. Start at the Pavilion for a bit more challenge

hiking
4 months ago

I hike a lot. That said, the double loop is sneaky challenging. Great hike and i like that there is the connected, figure 8 loop (East and West). You can decide to do more or less distance depending on how you feel mid hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of trail traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views from the top! Nice trail.

hiking
4 months ago

this trail is in various states of order. it is quite versatile, with several options for "bouldering" right next to the water, or taking an exit up to the bluff to walk along backroad 5 or along to ccc road (gillam trail is part of this). though maps show just 3 exits, there are actually 6 well marked exits all the way down to the river mouthing into the other fork near backroad 5 for a much longer and more scenic hike. not well frequented, lost the trail a few times but easy to follow the river and bluff. it seems the trails haven't been tracked for a while but there are some online efforts to update the maps and trail markings. blissful solitude, just me and the birds.

It was a ok trail. Lots of rocks and not too much to see. There is a overlook along the backside of the loop

this trail was a relaxing walk with a great view.

this trail was a relaxing walk with a great view.

hiking
5 months ago

I love this trail!! It is right off of 75 and the hike burns some calories going up to the summit. Nice summit but I would recommend going early especially if it is nice outside to avoid crowds.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, I like to hike both sides for burning calories. The view at the top is nice. Highly used trail, you will not be alone put there.

hiking
5 months ago

Initially my thoughts were bothered by how busy the trail was for an early Saturday morning but once I got going I was pleased with the challenges presented on the trail. It is rated moderate but honestly there are quite a few portions of the trail that are rather difficult. There are so many craggy rocks and tree roots throughout that without proper footwear it’ll be too hard to navigate. Enjoyed it and will do it again.

hiking
5 months ago

Went on this hike this morning with one of my friends. I am out of shape right now, but I am working on getting better. We hiked both loops and while it was a workout, it was worth it. It was busy, especially coming from the west trailhead as many people just come to do the quick hike to summit for the view. Definitely go if you are in the area.

really busy trail, but we'll worth it for the views at the top

Great view, but the East loop is better in my opinion. Very rocky/tons of roots, but not too strenuous.

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