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1 month ago

The bridges were broken and very poorly maintained. I wouldn't go back. Was not impressed in any way. Very disappointed. A lot of vandalism to the shelters.

There is a 5 mile loop, and a 1 mile loop around the little lake with the dam. Because of the rain we just went around the lake, had a blast with the family, looking forward to going back and covering the 5 mile loop. Two really nice shelters with fireplaces around the lake I was very disappointed to see the vandalism/spray paint. Sensed the atmosphere being a little dark, still had an amazing time with my family.

2 months ago

This is by no means an easy trail. There are some significant changes in elevation, some especially steep climbs in the clockwise direction, on a pretty rutted and washed out trail. Signage is a little confusing in two spots, first where the loop begins, the again where it joins the road about halfway through. Some very pretty spots but I've yet to see ladyslippers, despite having done this trail when they should be blooming.

I agree with another reviewer, don't bother with the west side. The area on the east side, between the two dams is the nicest part, and away from the rv camping and picnic areas. Park in the lot and take the stairs down and cross the water. This part of the trail is right by the water for almost two miles. Beautiful trout lilies in spring.

I have no idea where the other reviewers have been, but the Nancytown Falls loop trail, as shown on the trail map to the right on this page, has two small but very scenic waterfalls. The loop is not around the lake. One waterfall is at the eastern junction of Nancytown Lake Road and the trail, right by the bridge, a second much nicer one about midway through the loop. The section between the first and second falls is a good wild flower spot, with crested iris, trillium, azaleas and some incredibly pretty asarum.

Nice scenery. Poorly marked in several places. Milage is misreported and is closer to 8.5 miles. Do Nancytown Loop instead.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Very poorly maintained trail but some pretty scenery.

There is not a set of waterfalls, only the water running over the dam. Very poorly maintained trail.

Trail is very poorly maintained.

Nice quiet trail through the Russell woods. The falls were nice. Azaleas were in full bloom so that was a treat.