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2 months ago

Easy terrain, but so. many. ticks. And giant spiders spinning webs across the path. Not my favorite.

Good easy challenge, trail starts out well marked then have to pay attention on back half but still able to navigate. Nice balance of sun and dappled light, was the sole walker but enjoyable 2.2 mile hike.

trail is ok.. did this in mid afternoon. very hot. the ups and downs on the trail we're a little tiring with the 98degree heat. lol but it was ok.. disappointed that the trail didn't go along the creek so my dog could play in it. just a steep cliff. I climbed down to refill a water bottle for my dog. other than that no water. pine tree forest. birds. didn't see anything else. some wild flowers. the trail isn't the best design. but it's a loop trail . benches along the way far spaced apart. information plaques about the native animals with description. good for young kids. no cool rocks to climb across or any spectacular views. nice secluded peaceful forest tho.

This trail was closed due to foot bridge needing repair and a Southern Pine Beetle outbreak.

Second time on this trail. We went at 8am, heard and saw a lot of birds, spooked a huge bird at the creek (couldn't ID it unfortunately). Horseflies kept buzzing us. The trail was beautiful, plenty of shade and several different types of wildflowers in bloom.

Loved this trail! There were so many dogwoods and wildflowers in bloom. We heard some woodpeckers and song birds as well but didn't see any other wildlife. I wouldn't say it's an easy trail, some steep and slippery hills, the pine straw made it slick in some spots. Very quiet hike, we didn't see anyone else and there was only one other car parked in the lot. Didn't see any trash, the trail is walked just enough to know where it goes. Overall, a beautiful trail and I plan on coming back more!

This is a gorgeous place. Saw a bunch of white tale deer. easy trail to follow but still get the feeling of being isolated .

bird watching
Mon Nov 28 2016

Hiking was good. Birding....

scenic driving
Wed Dec 05 2012

Drove down one of the nature roads. Saw some horse back campers and lots of horses. Very scenic area and the road can be driven even in rain. Would make a good walking area also. Lots of trees and wild life to see. Saw wood peckers, red birds, sparrows, hawks, crows, blue birds, and robins. The road has lot of gravel so is safe to drive in the rain. Visited this area twice.

bird watching
Thu Nov 15 2012

Great trails. Very, very clean. We saw 2 other groups (5 other people total) on the trail. There is an old cemetery and remnants of the old roadway toward the beginning of the trail. Keep an eye out for the red-cockaded woodpecker. Hint: it's black and white and flies sort of loopy-like.