hiking
bridge out
bugs
5 days ago

Just a simple trail around the lake. I loved the dam and the old pavilions. Yes there are a couple bridges broken and you have to walk on the steel girders to get across ( not recommended) I’ll wait to go back

Started off fairly easy, then things escalated quickly! Man, it gets steeper and steeper but it was a great walk and a wonderful view. As a 101st Airborne Division veteran, it was an amazing experience.

hiking
bugs
muddy
9 days ago

Easy to navigate, but the horse flys where pretty annoying. Maybe half gravel road, and half trail. I don’t think I’ll be back.

blowdown
flooded
muddy
11 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

The trail we went on was wonderful back in 2018. The worst part was coming out and our truck was broken in to. It was not fun standing there and waiting for the police because people take advantage of this. We have not been back and I hate to say never will. We did get turned around a few times so it took longer than it should have.

hiking
blowdown
16 days ago

It is a good trail with great views of the lake. There’s 1 crossing on the dam that you have to walk through water but it is only a couple inches deep. Current conditions made it very difficult to get through, you have to climb over and through large downed trees. It is very easy to get lost as well, I was fortunate to have cell service and keep AllTrails open to be able to know where to go to get back on the trail after navigating through the downed trees.

Trail is no well marked. Possibly because of the downed trees. Needs clean up. Otherwise it would be a good trail.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
washed out
17 days ago

hiking
blowdown
19 days ago

This is a beautiful trail but in need of some maintenance. LOTS of big trees down and blocking the trail. The only way to pass was to go around. Sometimes you have to go so far around that you lose sight of the trail. Easy to get lost without a GPS. The lake is visible most of the way and lots of spots for your dogs to swim. I will definitely go back, but not before the trees are cleaned up. I’m hoping the COVID-19 situation is why this trail needs so much maintenance.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
over grown
23 days ago

The trail was really nice until we got about halfway to the dam (from the Nancy Town parking area). From there to the ford it’s SO MUCH BLOWDOWN. This trail gets rough at that point. You have to climb up and around a lotttt of downed trees (we lost sight of the trail several times because of it). It’s a beautiful hike if it weren’t for the very poor maintenance. The lake is beautiful and visible throughout the majority of the hike and there are lots of “trail treasures” (wildflowers, small wildlife, etc) on the way. It’s really a shame that it’s not taken care of because it has potential to be a really great hike. We began this hike before 5:00 and did not make it before dark due to all of the extra time it took to get around everything with two children. If not passable at any given time, park rangers should be placing signs stating that the hike is treacherous and impassable. Trail is poorly marked as well. You will need GPS to stay on track.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
25 days ago

Really beautiful trail. A mid-April storm brought down a significant number of trees, which block the trail in multiple places. They are large trees and it isn’t always possible to go over or through them—you have to go around. The trails isn’t particularly well marked, so you may need a GPS to make sure you stay on track.

Great trail for a hike. It is a narrow trail, one person wide, most of the way. Trail was easy to see. There were some trees blown down across the trail, and near the top, the grade is pretty steep and rocky. This hike is a great calorie burner! It was a beautiful view from the top, although we were sad to see lots littering and graffiti from past thoughtless hikers.

The south side had many sections that almost impassable we made it but had to climb over ~30 downed trees...otherwise good workout.

Sketchy AF. You go down a long dirt road and then the gate is closed to the paved portion. No signs or no notices on the way down there the 2 miles of dirt and broken Road to tell you that the gate is closed. We thought about parking and still (walking) going in but there was a sketchy guy in a Mustang with no tags on it smoking cigarettes and talking to someone even though there was no one else visible in the car. While I’m sitting in the car talking to my daughter thinking hell no this is a bad idea he moves his car and is now blocking (or attempting to) my car so I couldn’t even turn around and leave. Again I was here alone with my two-year-old needless to stay I figured out a way and got the hell out of there. Don’t think he expected me to back up as far as I did but I would’ve backed the entire way out to get away from him. He just sat and stared at me. Oh and it should be noted there was another car parked outside the gates so I thought it was safe until I saw this sketch ball.

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

trails are very well marked with signage at every large intersection. There are a bunch of gravel road connectors. The trails themselves are primarily used for horses. Many of the trails have deep ruts for the horses. VERY loose mud in many places. Lots of historic sites here with markers and history.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

For the first time in my life 53 years I got lost. According to AllTrails I was on the trail but the trail was so grown-up and crowded places that my bearings were all mixed up every now and then there were signs I did find some beautiful falls. Finally got me out of this place was I asked Siri to find my carAnd she let me out

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