Great all around trail. A few pretty long hills that were a challenge to run up. I would definitely run this trail again.

hiking
1 month ago

Actually measures around 3.5 miles but is a wonderful hike. Lots of hills and a very narrow path but a wonderful workout. Lots of ticks right now, pulled off 12 during the hike. We will definitely be back.

Great trail.

Love this hike after a rain. It’s muddy but there’s water dripping in the most beautiful ways.

on LaBarque Creek Trail

3 months ago

Beautiful trail, especially after a few days of rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little hike with some elevation, but not much in the way of views. Trail was marked with signs and easy to follow. It was a bit muddy, but nothing you can't easily maneuver around. The trail has you go clockwise, which puts the creek views near the end of the hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great workout. Beautiful scenery.
Really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. On the strenuous side of moderate. So worth it for great features. No traffic noise. Seriously quiet, except for occasional gunfire from what I hope are firing ranges (heads up for those with PTSD). Water may be a challenge in the spring. Looking forward to it.

Most of the trail is moderate but does become a bit steeper and rocky as you climb up the ridge then it levels out. The terrain changes when you get to the west section of the trail and very pretty. I advise hiking boots and if you're not in moderate condition you might find this trail a bit challenging. It's one of my favorite trails because of light traffic.

I only did a mile and turned back because I have bad ankles. The trail was pretty but not out of the ordinary from what I saw. Luckily the ground was frozen because had it been wet or damp I would have been slipping and sliding all over due to the slopes and slants.

Looks like it will be a cool trail, however far too muddy today to hike it.

nature trips
6 months ago

Beautiful creek with lots of crawfish, turtles & tadpoles.

hiking
7 months ago

This 3 mile or so hiking trail is steep in some areas, the trail is also poorly marked and I could see it being easy to get lost with more vegetation. There is a creek crossing that's slightly difficult if you do not want to get wet in cold weather, but thankfully the water was low and we walked across next to a log and crawled up a mossy area. The sandstone is pretty in the one part.

Nice little trail.

This trail is beautiful and peaceful. it seemed to be lightly traveled. The big problem is that it desperately needs more markers. We got lost at the point where the trail crosses the creek. It wasn't marked at all. Thank God for the All Trails map and GPS, otherwise, I would've backtracked all the way to the beginning.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent hike for being under three miles. Beautiful terrain, ranging from heavily wooded, to glades, to creek beds, to rocky bluffs. Moderate rating due to the hilly path with lots of exposed roots and loose rocks. Highly recommend pants and even long sleeve shirt due to narrow trails with overhanging foliage, to help repel ticks, chiggers, and poison ivy.

walking
11 months ago

It was nice and clean however the trial was over grown and not very well marked. Very hilly and pretty.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This was our first State Park hiking trip... it was a joy and fairly challenging hike... very clean area .

trail running
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Love this trail in every season except summer. Went running there last night and it's getting very overgrown. Think I'll wait until fall before I hit it again. If you plan to visit soon you'd better brush up on what poison ivy looks like. Lots of it encroaching on the trail.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

I'm surprised we didn't get lost with all the "off the beaten path" exploring we did! What a beautiful park! And the water movement after the rain sounded and looked so heavenly! Can't wait to go back!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Overall a nice hike. good elevation gains and feels isolated. Not much for photo vistas but does have some rock formations on the lower segment. I was trail running it, felt longer than 3 miles :P

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Beautiful scenery once you make it past a little further. Lots of exploring to do off trail; only picked off 3-4 ticks throughout the entire hike, not as bad as other trails.

There were about 5-6 cars in the parking lot, but we only interacted with one person and their dog. Lots of privacy and overall serene experience.
Hike took about 2 hours, but we ventured off trail a lot, and stopped for lunch. Ended up spending roughing 4 hours here. Well worth it.

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

all hills at the beginning of the hike. the water features aren't til the last of the hike. still a cool little hike.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great trail, went on a muddy and moderately rainy day so my dog and I had the loop to ourselves. Really cool natural formations especially the little waterfalls and streams.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Good hike, although muddy/slippery in some areas despite being the driest part of winter. I did need to find a walking stick to keep from sliding everywhere. Pretty, even in winter. Good elevation changes.

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Nice trails with a fair amount of elevation. Some cool rock beds where the creek runs through near the 2 mile mark. Outside of that, a pretty standard hike.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pretty good hike but it was rather muddy especially near the beginning where the new area is - even though the signs are set up to hike the trail in a clockwise fashion - you may want to go counterclockwise at the fork in the trail, as you will see the more scenic areas first and it will be less hilly. Also if you don't want to do the entire hike you will see the good areas going in this direction

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

I enjoyed this trail as did my dog. Barely any road noise. I would have given it a higher score. There were two cars in the lot but we didn't see anyone. We had a great time for a short 2 hour hike.

I thought the trail was marked great so maybe something changed. I saw some photos which included a little water fall and I didn't see it...maybe that is off the trail a bit. I got a late start so we didn't have much time to investigate and since I can get lost easily I stick to the trails.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

the first two miles were not that great. but might have been because we went October 1st so not much water. the last mile was really cool with fun creeks and rocks. Definitely good idea to wear pants. trail is not marked so great but still did fine. we were the only ones on the trail

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I really enjoyed this trail. I went on September 18, a few days after a lot of rain. So that meant that the trails were kind of muddy (but tolerable) but it also meant that there were a lot of great little streams and mini-waterfalls that we crossed. It was absolutely gorgeous.

The area is remote. You're kind of in the middle of nowhere. Which is great! The trail isn't the best-maintained, and there are a lot of steep sections where you have to climb your way up or down by finding little footholds. Make sure your shoes have traction, because mine didn't, and it was tricky!

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