Super easy, relatively flat hike with a pretty view of the lake

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bugs
over grown
3 days ago

I might have come into this with high expectations, but I did not enjoy this trail as much as others. To start, it was overgrown. You have vegetation touching you for a good 3 mile stretch. As a result, I was constantly pulling off ticks and chiggers (even with bug spray). But the creek view was relaxing. Would I hike to it again? No. And the view for the valley itself was grown up. (Would probably be pretty in the winter).

Fun and easy trail. Nice bluffs, some secret waterfalls, nice lake view midway, good uphill hikeout.

hiking
bugs
over grown
16 days ago

great trail for an amazing workout, we did this trail with a 1 and 3 year old kids along with 2 small dogs. the overlook is amazing and makes it worth the hike. we actually started from the visitors center and used the connecting trails so it put it closer to a 10 mile hike. cons is the trail is a bit overgrown in places but is still well marked. be sure to have bug spray as miquetos are a bit active in some places and like any trail in the woods ticks and chiggers are out.

Good shade. Slight climbs involved. Stream and lake available to see.

I took a first time hiker on this trail and it did not disappoint. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There were inclines and declines throughout but nothing too bad. We shortened the route a little due to time. I found a tick crawling on me but otherwise the bugs weren’t bad. Highly recommend

mountain biking
26 days ago

Some sections are very rocky - loose rock

This was a great hike out in the woods, not too difficult at all and very pretty scenery.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Well, my 13-yo and 10-yo boys loved this trail. My daughter (11) and I continue to be surprised at trails rated easy like this one as we are namely paved trail riders and find ourselves a little bit out of our comfort zone on these unpaved trails. Okay maybe a lot out! I’ve coined a new term: bike hike. My daughter bike hiked this trail, and after my bike got stuck between gears and wouldn’t pedal, I hiked my bike quite a lot also! 3/4 of us would go back. Trail appeared well-maintained; it’s pretty much entirely out of the sun; no steep ledges or drop offs that I recall, but plenty of “thrill” or challenge, especially for riders like me. We (3/4) felt alive after riding!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Decent trail. Rocky and lots of horse poop. Nice mid point at lake overlook.

Great trail for our 7, 5 and 1 year old. Some areas were a little harder for our 1 year old but he did great. Lots of great scenery, we would hike this trail again in the future.

mountain biking
rocky
1 month ago

Perfect trail for a five year old {and his parents}.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Social distancing while enjoying a great hike.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

This was a great trail. A little muddy and places but with our poles/boots it was no problem. The rock overhangs and bluffs were just beautiful. A steep incline back up if you have little ones. Also, the local critters (slithering ones) are out to meet you.

Picked the perfect day to go. With the storms moving through there was absolutely no one there when I started and when I got back there was one other vehicle in the parking lot. This is generally a popular place for mountain bikers so it was nice to have the trail to myself. The trail is uneventful with no real big payoff (i.e. waterfall or such). But still a nice trail to get away from things. The overlook at the lake is somewhat blocked by trees but still worth a stop. The trail is well marked and maintained. Bathroom at the trail head if needed.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Long trail but was worth the hike!

Great trail that the whole family can do! Very well marked with some trails marked different for optional scenery/steep terrain. Muddy in some parts after it has rained, but nothing too bad. It’s one of our new favorites!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a popular trail for mountain bikers along with several others located here, so be prepared to share the trail. There are two parking lots and both were completely full today with the weather being very nice. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. You won't see anything exciting on the trail as it is pretty much the same scenery the entire hike but it is still a nice walk in the woods. It is a relatively easy hike with a like elevation loss/gain but we saw small children doing it. If you are looking for something to escape walking the neighborhood but are a beginner this is a great place to start.

hiking
2 months ago

From a hikers perspective this is a popular well-maintained multi-use trail. The key here is "multi-use." You may see horses on the trail. You may see dogs on the trail. You will probably experience things they left behind. You will definitely see cyclists. Relax, they're overwhelmingly polite, but yeah, you'll have to move over for them. A great example of the many other trails in Hobbs, if you find yourself nearby with an hour or two to kill, Dutton is a fun little way to kill time. Scenery at the bottom of the loop, near the creek, is especially pretty.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Really nice trail that is well marked and has some really cool views. A really nice mix of flat and steep terrain.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Well kept and easy to follow. Did it with two toddlers who walked/rode in a pack. Nice day out. Looks like a great singletrack for a quick loop with a couple lower grade climbs.

Very nice trail! So beautiful & not too difficult. It took us about an hour. Some uphill, some steady, some downhill. Would recommend!

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