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    Kip Nickell reviewed Jones Mill

    3 months ago

    First off, this is a single track mountain bike trail. Primary usage is mountain biking and not hiking. Prepare to move out of the way if you are hiking.

    Good trail. It can get overgrown some and leave with some slappers. I like the multiple paths you can follow. Good mix of roots and rocks and neither.

    Kip Nickell completed Jones Mill

    3 months ago

    Kip Nickell reviewed Window Cliffs

    over 1 year ago

    This trail has some awesome, dynamic vegetation. Great scenery. The walk once you are down the initial hill is pretty leisurely. I knew there was creek crossings, but I was expecting normal trails' rock-hopping across creeks - No. You are nearly knee-deep through the 9 creek crossings each way. You either need a creek-crossing dedicated shoe (and change at each creek) or use a shoe with mesh outer and nylon socks which drain well. The cliffs are very rewarding and you have a smartly placed overlook before you get to the cliffs to wet your appetite.

    I would compare this in difficulty to the Angel Falls Overlook trail. If you are a hiker or in good shape, this isn't too difficult. I completed in just under 2 hours of moving time.

    Kip Nickell added Window Cliffs

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell completed Window Cliffs

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell reviewed John C. Clayborn Millennium Trail and Merritt Ridge Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The Millienium loop is great for the difficulty. It would be a fun trail to take young people. The old homestead area is interesting. I went in early March and the valley had a lot of green - surprisingly. The connector trail is a good climb. The views from the top are great and the trail is nice. You walk along the ridge of a hill. The Merrit Ridge Loop was up and down and up and down and I don't think it is worth the difficulty. The views weren't great and there wasn't very much interesting to see or do. It is fine to do once, but I will not be re-doing this portion of the loop. 2 Stars for Merrit Ridge Loop. 4 Stars for Millenium+Connector.

    My AllTrails app read 8.1 miles.

    Kip Nickell added Track - Jan 28 11:24 AM

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell completed Angel Falls Overlook Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell completed Radnor Lake South Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell completed Cedar Forest Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell added Volunteer Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Kip Nickell reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Waterfall was not going. I took the switchbacks down and took all the steep shortcuts straight up the side. Not too bad. Took me about 1.5hrs to hike out. The trail is pretty boring, but the Walls are awesome!

    http://thenickell.com/walls-of-jericho/

    Kip Nickell completed Walls of Jericho Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell added Walls of Jericho

    almost 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell reviewed Alice Toxaway Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Great trail, great scenery. I went clockwise and enjoyed it. Twin Lakes has a great campground between the two lakes. Went in end of July 2016 and mosquitos weren't too bad. Also didn't seem very crowded.

    Only downside is the horses leave poop all over the trail from Toxaway to Pettite and they have stamped down the trail from Farley to Pettite into a dust-bowl of misery.

    Kip Nickell reviewed Alice Toxaway Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell completed Pettit and Toxaway Lakes Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell added Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell completed Mount Pilchuck Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell completed Volunteer Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell added 20160430 Anna Hidden Spring

    about 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell completed Hidden Springs Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell reviewed Old Stone Fort Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell reviewed Old Stone Fort Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Kip Nickell completed Old Stone Fort Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago