Explore the most popular trails in Pine Log Wildlife Management Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off trail
over grown
private property
3 months ago

First off, this is not actually a trail. It is a collection of gravel road walks and meanderings. We began by following the gps directions listed here. We arrived a gated area large enough for 8-10 cars to park. From here we had a 1.3 gravel road walk to the “trailhead”. We began heading clockwise (left) on the loop. This part of the trail is largely overgrown with blackberries and grasses. The “trail” then departs into a forest area. The first 2 trail miles (after the 1.3 road walk) are moderately easy to follow. Beyond that, we lost the trail several times in the woods, and met several intersecting cross trails that are not on the map. We ended up making several wrong turns and at some points meandering through the woods. The trail ascends to what appears to be radio towers or something of the like on Bear Mountain. After summiting, we followed transmissions lines down and eventually intersected with another gravel road. I can’t imagine that this would be anyone’s intentional route. It’s steep, with high grasses, and very uneven and rutted. However, the gps indicated we were on course. After the summit of Pine Mountain, the “trail” diverged from the gravel road again. (Which we missed the first time) we followed what appeared to be an ATV path for awhile before getting completely off course. We found a gravel road and traversed that for a good distance, believing it to be the route. It, in fact, was not. We traveled back and could find no “trail” at all. We ended up bushwhacking through the woods to intersect another dead-end trail (no larger than a game trail) to return to the route. Upon which, we had about 4 miles of gravel roads walking in the sun to complete the loop. With all the wrong turns, bushwhacking, and 2.6 approach (1.3 each way), our hike ended up being almost 16 miles. There are no trail markers, signs, or blazes anywhere at all-the entire way. Many of the “trails” are vastly overgrown or can easily be mistaken for game trails. Further, I believe this route trespasses through multiple areas of private property, as indicated by signage. I would not recommend this route to anyone. I would also like to quality this review by stating I, and my hiking partner are experienced hikers and not new to field navigation.

Not much of a trail. Not marked. Got very lost multiple times. The pull off is about a mile from the trailhead. Trail is very overgrown in parts. The ridge walk was very nice at the top, but getting there and back was rough. Would not hike again.

this is a route connecting the major high points of the WMA. some of it is on lightly established hunting trails or logging roads, but most of this route is bushwacking. Don't use this route during hunting seasons, as you will be sure to cross the paths of hunters. don't risk getting hurt or ruining their hunts.

6 months ago

Take this trail for what it is: A road to many other great trails and bushwhacks. You can hike the logging trail if you wish or you can jump off at any point to go explore the woods. This is not a dirt trail, instead a mix or worn road and gravel/rock. It's not without merit, though.

off road driving
Thursday, October 05, 2017

this is not an off road trail. foot traffic and state vehicles only.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I've only been here once, so I will post another review later. As for my Sunday drive this looks to be a beautiful area and the creek is clean and beautiful. Lots of things to see and do here. Walking, Fishing,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Don't waste your time - there are many trails in this area that are much better. As the name implies, this is a logging road - the first 1/2 mile has very large (2-3 inch diameter) gravel rocks, which makes walking unpleasant. Staying on the edge isn't always possible, so be prepared for some knee pain. Once you are over 1 mile in, the gravel is much less of a problem, but the area is...well, ugly. There are short portions of Stamp creek that are a little more picturesque, but overall - hiking this was not fun or interesting.

5 months ago

horseback riding
7 months ago