hiking
2 months ago

this is basically just a service road you can hike. still a good hike.

I was here off season in mid February and the trail was pretty difficult to follow, especially on the way back out. The trail was covered in leaves with little to no recent traffic to keep the trail line easy to follow. I found myself wandering off the trail accidentally and got turned around a few times trying to come back out. The trail markings are only on one side of the trees, so have a gps handy.

hiking
1 year ago

Primitive trails in many places but easy enough to pick up if you get off for a ways. Signs for no hunting and no trespassing posted everywhere on the northern loop. A little daunting at first but not so bad when you figure out the trail.

This trail is really waaayyyy out there. No cell service so we could not track the hike. It is an easy hike flat for the most part. The trail looked to be primarily a horse trail. We were disappointed that a trail named for a river only provided a couple of brief glimpses of a river. We heard birds but were unable to spot any in the dense tree tops. The only things were were able to spot were a couple of interesting bugs and orb spiders everywhere. Needed a stick to get through the webs. All in all I have to say, it was a nice walk in the woods but I am able to spot more wildlife in my back yard.

really gets one out there...saw plenty of horse trailers. but they must have went the other way.. did not see anyone else out..a warm day for Feb...

Primarily used for HORSEBACK RIDING. Trail can be accessed from either Hunt Camp off Fire Road 1099 or from Horse Camp on Smithville Church Road. Miles and Miles of trails. Have been riding and camping up here since 2000.

nature trips
4 years ago

Great recreational lake, great fishing. Fantastic photo opportunities especially by boat. Wildlife is abundant. There are several places to camp on the lake and many creeks to explore.

The trail is closed due to flooding erosion with no estimate on reopening date.