nature trips
12 days ago

Beautiful creek with lots of crawfish, turtles & tadpoles.

1 month 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.

4 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.

5 months ago

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

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

trail running
7 months ago

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.

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!

8 months ago

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

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.

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

9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

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

11 months ago

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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This place is absolutely beautiful, but you have to get off-trail to see the good stuff. Explore all the creeks and waterfalls for a good time. You can literally spend all day here.

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