mountain biking
2 days ago

A fun trail to ride, some sections are a bit dicey with an incredibly thin trail and margin of error. Horse traffic can be a bit tough to navigate. Overall, though, this is a nice trail for novice riders.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked five miles there today always have fun here...some downed trees that need to be cut up but other then that its a great place to hike and bike

hiking
12 days ago

Very nice hike. It was easy for everything but the one ascent, which I would rate moderate. I am looking forward to hiking it in the Fall when the colors change and then again in the Spring when the river has some flow to it. It is shaded almost the entire way other than when you have to traverse along the road and parking lots (1/4 to 1/2 mile). The one negative is that the park doesn't open until 9:00 AM and there is only one spot outside the park that I could find to park. I am an early morning hiker, so 9:00 AM doesn't cut it. About 1/2 mile south of the park entrance, there is a pull-off that will hold 6 - 7 vehicles, depending on how everyone else parks. Directly across from the pull-off is a trail head you can't miss. Fifty feet in and you will be on the Switchback Trail. Go left (clockwise) if you want to get the 1/2 mile ascent out of the way; go right (counter-clockwise) if you want your ascent later in the hike.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

trail running
25 days ago

on Switchback Trail

27 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Nice trail system and well marked. There are 3 restrooms with water but you do have a section for 2 miles without any. The Plantation trail is all up or down pending your direction and runs for 1 1/2 miles. Anyway you look at it, you are parking on top of the Mountain. The easy trails are the ones that run along the river but getting to them is a bit of a workout. (Hikers Beware) I found 3 ticks crawling on me and the trails are not even overgrown. Maybe they are falling from the trees. I saw 2 Big Bucks down by the river near the horse trail then I saw 2 Doe with their fawns near the main parking lot as I was leaving. The sun was just going down when I left the Park.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, scenic and not crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

maybe the most invasive species I've seen in one place. lots of mountain bikers and horseback riders.

if you go hiking here please wash your boots before you go anywhere else to hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, very crowded on weekends.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I'd say it's a light moderate trail. We took our 4 kids, small dog and my mother in law. I do think it must be further than 3.8 miles. Make sure you play in the river a bit!