hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A rare gem that is completely private and rarely used. That's one of the most appealing aspects because Im not a fan of congested parks. I've hiked various JW trails (I prefer the trail with the overlook) roughly 30 times in the past two years and not once did I encounter another hiker.

Secondly, certain trails need a facelift desperately but for the most part, they're in decent shape. A few authentic trail signs have faded or pealed away so someone marked on arrows with a ink pen. Which is appreciated but seriously how difficult is to find a replacement marker? The trails are very clean - Little to no garbage, however, occasionally I see a Mcdonalds bag tossed on the trail or a beer can. The overlook has been "renovated" and seems to be the most maintained spot on the entire trail.

Speaking of maintenance, It would be nice if someone went around there with a chainsaw removing a few massive trees that block paths. I had to literally get on all fours just to crawl under a tree blocking a path on my last hike. Kinda aggravating and it would definitely be an issue for older folks.

Overall despite a few minor annoyances this is one of my favorite local trails to hike.

* I've also encountered various snakes and white tail deers while hiking.

hiking
10 months ago

grate trail good views

Nice quiet trail. I enjoyed it

Nice hike. Took our 3 kids this evening. They were disappointed that we couldn't get closer to the water but it was a very nice trail.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

great short trail. went in early spring. dogs loved it.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Short, little hike that's great for kids. Just as they started to ask, "how much longer?", it was over.

hiking
Friday, January 03, 2014

Nice, quick hike...add an extra .5 mile for a cool Amphitheater.

hiking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Good tough short trail run. Good climbs and rocky!

trail running
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Good trail. Leading to the lake shore trail!