backpacking
1 month ago

Pleasantly surprised with this trail. Moderately challenging with many ascents, descents and creek crossings through a beautiful section of deciduous forest. The trail is about 11 Miles with many offshoots if you want you explore more. The backpacking trail is marked with red arrows, paint on trees and red banners around trees. It is fairly well marked but I did have to stop and reference my map and compass one time. There are two areas to camp. I hiked 8 Miles to east camp and finished the final 3 Miles in the morning; it worked out very well.

There is a $10 fee and registration is due 1 week prior to hiking. Make sure to visit the website and plan ahead. I went during mid April so there was barely any traffic and it was still cold at night. I assume traffic picks up in May and June and may not be as enjoyable (I prefer solitude in the outdoors). You could hike the trail in one day but it makes for a nice little overnight trip.

Whitetail and wild turkey were plentiful.