Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Valley Falls Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Went trail running on this route, I've run in the area before but this morning took this specific trail.

It starts on a decent uphill for maybe .3 mile, so you feel it and it'll warm you up in the winter. Then you have a nice up/down run through the woods near a beautiful stream as you run the loop.

Someone put Christmas ornaments on some of the trees and it was absolutely beautiful! A few pieces of frozen water on the trail making it slippery so be careful.

There is also one area where you cross a river without a bridge, so be careful as you walk on the rocks to avoid the water.

Overall, great run that I'll do again.

A moderate uphill climb with a fantastic photo-op at the valley overlook. My 3 elementary and preschool aged children (plus dog) have enjoyed this hike on several occasions. I personally enjoy taking time to hike and sit atop in the early spring or late fall for some solace and time of refreshing.

This is a go-to trail when you need to get out in nature for a bit. Not too long and yet includes mild terrain changes, pond views, forest walk and some flat land as well. You can tell local folks really love this park as it is preserved and maintained well. Includes offshoot trails for higher heights and gorgeous overlooks.

Bedling is a quiet,serene place to hike or run. There are many landmarks to see and exlore. It is a drier alternative to the Valley Falls loop during wet conditons.

Great a trail! Just make sure you where proper shoes. Fairly easy trail to walk with proper footware. Trail markers can be a little confusing so pay attention, lots of little side trials.

The uphill climb from the parking lot is a lot more than this trail leads on. If you cross the rails to trails path it continues to go up-hill as well. Back down it's obviously all downhill, which is nice. But I believe the overall elevation gain to the "top" of this trail (halfway through) is off. Still a nice hike and great views of the fall foliage during the fall season!

Is there such a fee to walk $5 when it use to be free.
I'm not impressed what so ever.

Loved this park!

Options for short or longer walks. Gorgeous! You would never know it’s so close to the city. Went on a Tuesday afternoon , quiet. Can only imagine what it might be like on the weekend. Watch your footing for roots and mud but otherwise very gentle.

One of my favorite hiking spots if you just wanna get outdoors. Lots of friendly dogs out there. There are a few spots that might be moderate, but overall pretty easy. Bring a simple bug net for your face in the warmer months, just in case. I’ve been swarmed real bad by gnats & mosquitoes on early a.m. hikes.

Nice loop. We did it counterclockwise. There are many bridges as we followed a stream. The trail was wet with some muddy sections. The are many rocks and roots. Good footwear is advised.

We got confused with the blue markings that are also used to mark the rails to trails area lol new hikers here, other than that... beautiful place to hike!

My dogs love this place- lots of areas where they can hop into streams! Really pretty, clean, family friendly. We have done the trail looping around the pond which is fairly easy (I have two dogs on leashes) and also gone across the street following the blue blazed trail which is more on the moderate side.
Following the blue blazed trail into the park you will meet up with the Vernon rails to trails part of the hop river trail. If you are on the rails to trails, there is a place to lock up your bike and go down to valley falls or hike up further on the blue blazed trail.
The pond is pretty clean here as well, lots of parking. Overall great spot.

Nice easy hike! It follows along a stream and some little waterfalls. I ended up taking blue to blue/yellow to red. There's also a lake, picnic areas and a small beach. :) My dog absolutely loved it too!

Very nice walk in the woods. I'm not sure if it should be posted as moderate.

I love this trail it's moderate in difficulty. It has a beautiful path along stream with incredible tree coverage, flowers and all sorts of interesting insects and critters along the way. There are a lot of fallen trees, stonewalls and small wooden foot bridges. It is not too crowded in the morning and afternoon and brings you far back enough in the forest that all external city sounds are absent.

Monday, April 24, 2017

This was great trail to walk with my little ones. We had to backtrack at one point as we were on the blue yellow trail and then on the red trail to end back at the lake. There are some climbs and it was an overall great hike.

Short hike, the trail is listed as moderate but it's not, its very easy, rather flat, wide trail, but lots of roots and some muddy patches. ran it with my dog, it was nice following the creek, but be careful of all the break off trails, stay on the blue and yellow marked trail(if you are leaving the parking lot and head to the right across the bridge) until on your way back you'll notice it splits off to the right and a red marked trail continues to the left. go down the red marked trail to make the full circle. I enjoyed it, it would make a nice day walk as well, just to get out and relax.

Yellow trail is our favorite!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A pleasant 2.6 mile clockwise loop through the Belding Wildlife Management Area starting on the north side of Valley Falls Road on the blue blazed Shenipsit Trail, and parking in the Valley Falls Park lot. Trail heads north crossing Bolton Rd, then westerly to a small pond before turning northerly again and eventually looping back easterly joining the yellow blazed Belding Path trail then south to rejoin the blue blazed Shenipsit. Much of this hike parallels the Tankerhoosen River which meanders along in the most tranquil of fashions. An easy to moderate hike and a strong recommend.

Love this place. We go hiking with our kids 6 and 8 year old, we hiked here twice we loved it so much. The first time we took the blue/yellow trail which was moderate and second time we did the yellow/blue trail to the red trail which was much easier but beautiful.

This is an easy to moderate trail. Most is easy walking, there are some roots to negotiate, but its not bad at all. I think the reason its considered moderate is there are a couple of spots that you need to walk up a short but steep hill.

If you start by walking over the foot bridge to the right of the pond, your walk will begin with a pretty little stream for the first 10 minutes or so. After that, there is very little water on this walk, as the other streams dry up in early summer.

Great spot for hiking with dogs, cool views and a lower trail that's easy on the knees!

nice trails...
afterwards got some sun on the beach.

beautiful place! great trails!

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