mountain biking
1 day ago

I like a challenge, and this was. Definitely not easy as listed, if biking, over the handlebars once. Lost Valley is 10.5 miles and this trail wore me out in 4-5, combined with Oxen Mill trail.

Great trail but it's not 2.84 as listed on several sites. Matson is 3.28 miles per GPS. O would also rate as moderate due to the rocks, roots and rapid inclines/declines. The trail is used for bikes and hiking. If you're biking be ready for a challenge. Hikers...be ready for some calm beauty if you're coming mid-week during the day, especially mornings. Beautiful place! I highly recommend it!

mountain biking
7 days ago

Awesome trail!

hiking
1 month ago

felt very redundant like they were trying to make it longer by looping back and forth on itself

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail that connects to the Oxen Mill trail and the Matson Hill trail - I hiked all three for about 9 miles total - this trail would be very popular with mountain bikers as there are lots of switchbacks on this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Did all three trails - Matson Hill, Oxen Mill, and Hayes. Totaled around 9 miles. These trails are all connected so you can do just the first one, or the first two, or all three. They are probably rated in my opinion as easy to moderate. You won't find any overlooks here but a lot of diverse nature to see on all three trails

great trail, several stream crossings,

nice Trail did both the Matson Trail and The Oxen Trail took approximately 5 miles well-marked

mountain biking
4 months ago

I would consider this to be "Moderate" difficulty, at the least, for MTB! I'm pretty sure I stayed on the Matson Hill Loop and there were a lot of "technical" parts (layered rocks, multiple sized roots, ect.) Definitely a place I need more practice at! The natural formations were beautiful!!