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    Sheila Haughn completed Hemmed in Hollow Trail

    3 months ago

    Sheila Haughn completed Deer Leap Trail

    3 months ago

    Sheila Haughn completed Devil's Kitchen Trail

    3 months ago

    Sheila Haughn reviewed Eagles Nest Loop Trail

    4 months ago

    As of 3-24-18 the trail is closed for maintenance

    Sheila Haughn completed Eagles Nest Loop Trail

    4 months ago

    Sheila Haughn completed Fire Tower Trail

    4 months ago

    Sheila Haughn reviewed Skyline Trail

    9 months ago

    This is the hardest trail I have hiked but well worth it. It is definitely not a trail for a casual day hiker. There are some steep changes in elevation for about 3 miles of the trail. The views were spectacular in several locations plus hiking in early November was peak viewing for the changing foliage.

    1. We parked at the washed out bridge and walked back to the trailhead across from the Dogwood Campgrounds. I was so thankful the vehicle was waiting for us at the end of the trail rather than having to walk an extra mile back to the trailhead.
    2. A trekking pole is a must
    3. If you like to stop to take photos or breaks, plan on an 8-9 hr hike.
    4. Take plenty of water and high energy snacks. I drank 96 ounces of water.
    5. The trail was adequately marked EXCEPT at Bee Creek. Many people climbed a steep hill and wandered aimlessly in the woods wasting precious time and energy -we were some of those people. The trail actually continues across the creek. This was confusing because you cross the creek and continue walking along the bank until it becomes impassable. At that point cross the creek back to the side you started on and walk along the bank until it is impassable. Cross back to the side opposite from your arrival where the hardest 3 miles of the trail begins. To reiterate- there are 3 water crossings at Bee Creek - across - back - and across.
    6. There were several creek crossing between Bee Creek and the washed out bridge. Several of these creeks would go over the top of your hiking boots but all could be done by stepping on rocks. Beware the rocks are very slick. The rocks may not be above water level during the spring rainy season. Take extra socks in case you slip off a rock and get your feet wet.

    We did not cross the creek at the washed out bridge so I am unsure what that 2-3 mile portion of trail is like.

    I am a 51 year old woman that walks 20,000 steps a day. The Skyline Trail was pretty much my max in distance and elevation changes.

    Sheila Haughn completed Skyline Trail

    9 months ago

    Sheila Haughn reviewed Osage Hills Red Trail

    9 months ago

    This is a scenic mountain bike trail that can be hiked. It is a rocky with some elevation change. This is definitely not a mere walking path. There are a few water crossings which were easily crossed by stepping on rocks in mid October. There would likely be more water in the spring. We hiked on a Sunday afternoon and didn't see a hiker or mountain biker. Highly recommend!

    Sheila Haughn completed Osage Hills Red Trail

    9 months ago

    Sheila Haughn reviewed Buffalo and Antelope Springs Trail

    12 months ago

    The Buffalo Springs / Antelope Springs Trail is easy and I would describe it as more of a walking trail. It is a 2 mile gravel trail approximately 6 feet wide. This trail is a must for any walker or hiker because the views are stunning. I will post pictures but it is difficult to capture the beauty due to the crystal clear water. There are 3 optional trails (Prairie Loop .6 miles, Oaks Trail .5 miles, and Dry Creek Loop 1.8 miles) which can be incorporated in this hike and offer a little more challenge. The park draws a big crowd on the summer weekends, visit on a weekday if your schedule allows.

    Sheila Haughn reviewed Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    The the park and facilities are well maintained and scenic. The hiking trails' landscape is diverse but poorly marked. Lake Trail and Overlook Trail are the most challenging (easy/moderate) but Creek Loop Trail and Falls Trail (easy) are the most picturesque. With our proclivity to go off trail and back tracking due to lack of signage, we hiked 8+ miles. We hiked in late June when the park was dry and the water flow was slow. I suspect the park and trails are even more scenic in the spring and fall when their is more water flowing. Cabins and camping are available for overnight guests.

    Sheila Haughn completed Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Sheila Haughn reviewed Roman Nose State Park Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Scenic hikes with a variety of terrain. Trails are poorly marked but that was ok with me to get off trail because I was there for an all day hiking adventure. It is a must to finish your day at the Springs area of the park and soak your feet in the cool spring water.

    Sheila Haughn completed Roman Nose State Park Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Sheila Haughn completed Creek Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago