Beautiful view from the top of Mount Hoy or Trashmore

The grandkids and I hiked 3/4 of the Egret trail @ Blackwell today as well as the campground loop. Today was the last day of camping till May. Trail on cut grass surrounded by lot of tall prairie plants & birds. Very good hike for preschoolers. Saw just a few poison ivy plants. Goldenrod, Jewell weed in flower, Joe pie weed, big blue stem, sunflower, Astor, and very tall cottonwood, birch, hickory, walnut & some oaks. There's a bathroom up on the hill near the start if trail. Next time we'll do the whole thing!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice crushed limestone paths in beautiful prairie, woods and marshland. Mostly flat.

hiking
3 months ago

While the trails themselves are very clear, the trail names are no where to be found aside from the regional trail. You'll end up walking farther than intended if you aren't paying attn or don't have a sense of direction. Beautiful marshland and woodlands. Wasn't anything much to see in terms of wildlife, birds, or flowers, but to be fair it is February. We turned off too early on our way back to the car and ended up having to go through the maintenance station and Mack Rd. Trailheads aren't marked either except at the start. Wasn't a great way to end a beautiful walk. We will definitely go back in spring or summer as I bet it is teeming with flora and fauna.

nice and super relaxing with no altitude change. However, still pretty long make sure to bring water and snacks.

walking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Many different avenues to explore this preserve. You leave feeling like you really accomplished something.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016