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hiking
9 days ago

Challenging hills, pretty overlooks and lake views couple spots with picnic tables for lunch. Great hike 5 mile, will be back soon!

trail running
1 month ago

The rolling never stops! Surprising amount of elevation, with the majority in the middle 2.5 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Up and down and up and down...great training hike. Some of the ups were as steep as a staircase. Most were short on this glaciated terrain. Muddy at the bottom of the hills, but it was a rainy snowy week.

I liked this park and would come back. I didn't do the whole trail - just the northern loop. The hiking surface was mostly sandy soil and mostly went through forest, sometimes abutting wetlands. This portion of the trail requires crossing a road twice.

The trail was fully submerged at one point (probably not a big deal if you're on a horse), but I found a way around by balancing on a log and walking on what may have been a beaver dam. (This part was actually really fun.) There were also a few downed trees that required climbing over.

There are no facilities here. And no maps of any kind, anywhere. There are trail markings at some intersections, but without a map I didn't know what the markings meant.

Dogs are not allowed here.
Also, this network of trails is for horses, so there will be manure.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Best dedicated biking trail in the area. Supporting a range of skills and difficulty. Enjoyed the technical elements. It's not a smooth trail as there's lots of exposed roots/rocks so fixed suspension riders take note.

mountain biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice hiking trails , great hike with your dog :-)

Too much horse poop and too wide open vs wooded

The best place to go for walking in solitude among giant oak trees. A beautiful, idyllic lake and prairie. They have biking, cross country skiing and horseback riding trails - all which hikers can use. There are dog walking paths too. Warblers fly through in the Spring. It is a hidden gem.

Friday, October 14, 2016