hiking
19 days ago

Horribly overgrown, very difficult to navigate at some spots. Attempted to do the "long loop" but we left our machete at home so we turned around to complete the short loop, which was still pretty bad. Definitely needs some maintenance.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. There is a 2.5 mile loop that follows the lake for some great views and brings you right back to the trail head right across from Black Jack Marina. The trail is well marked and in great shape, there are portions that are harder to follow, especially when the leaves are down. Overall an amazing hike for some fitness or scenery. There is even a tent site about halfway through the loop. You can make this hike a lot longer and more difficult by skipping the loop going straight to the hunter fisherman access about 5 miles in. You can keep going past that to the final access point which ends up being about 8 miles. So you could really make this hike 16 miles if you wanted.

backpacking
4 months ago

Very rugged but well marked. Great workout and lots of wildlife. Says loop, but more in and out than loop.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

I enjoyed the trail, however, the trailhead says it is five miles to the hunter/fishermen access, but it is closer to 7.5 miles.