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Jacob Sund reviewed Thrift Cove Loop Trail
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Mountain biking

Killer downhill, not that bad of an uphill

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Marina G. reviewed Kitsuma Peak (Short Route)
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Hiking

Actually 2 miles long

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Kyle Maiorana reviewed Twin Falls Trail
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Hiking

Muddy. Big bear ran across the trail about 10ft in front of me and gave me a solid scare.

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Adam Crittenden reviewed Black Mountain Trail
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Hunter Tharp reviewed Black Mountain Trail
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Hiking

Great exercise, however seems more applicable to biking as there is not much a view to hike to on this particular route

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Barbara Hoski reviewed Daniel Ridge Loop
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HikingMuddyRocky

Wooded trails that follows the river. I would recommend going to the left when you first get to the trailhead, that way you will see the waterfall at the end of the hike. Great spot if you want to camp, lots of places available. Make sure to get there early because it definitely gets busy.

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Sarah Cox reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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HikingGreat!

The trail is good, a lot of muddy areas due to recent rain. We just hugged to the left or right of the trail and avoided the mud. The lower falls offers better views than the upper falls. Blueberry bushes along the trail loaded with beautiful fruit. Natural flora offers great photos. Friendly hikers along the way.

Michael Mascari reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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HikingBugsMuddy

I always enjoy hiking and I thought they were some nice aspects to this trail but it was rather disappointing. I wouldn’t recommend going in the middle of the summer because the trail tends to get very muddy, and it’s not very scenic. There are plenty of planks to help you cross some of the deeper areas but be prepared to hit lots of slick muddy spots. The upper Falls is quite a trek for as short as it is and the payoff isn’t reate a tthat great. The falls themselves are a little bit underwhelming. It is pretty and fun to look at but you can get a lot better pay off on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a lot less effort. I took the loop back down an ended up at the lower Falls which is the best part. The trail is poorly marked in spots and there are multiple places to go that are actually dead ends so it’s best to download a map or to at least get a close look when you’re at lower elevation and actually have a signal. This place gets extremely crowded even during the weekdays so arrive early or get there late. All in all, it’s about 4 miles to do the loop and both falls and I would rate it is easy to moderate. The only reason that it’s moderate when I took it is because it was so muddy and hard to find the trails. This is best done in the fall and it is rather easy if the trail is dry.

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Brent Detwiler reviewed Wash Creek
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James Polka reviewed Pink Beds Trail
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Hiking

No scenic views but nice easy hike.

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Dylan Lennon reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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Hiking

We had a fabulous time. Brought the dog along. We showed up at 8:30 and there were only a few cars. By the time we finished, parking lot was full and folks were waiting for spots (get there early). We started at the trail head furthest from the bathrooms. It was our first time and we made a couple wrong turns, but the trees, trails, river was awesome. There are a couple of off shoot trails that are enjoyable but not specifically part of the blue blaze trails, so pay close attention. Definitely recommend downloading the offline map and using GPS if you’re new to the trails. Ended at lower falls and enjoying getting in the water. Will definitely be back again.

Wendi Croft Para reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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Amazing hike with family. we only did the lower falls but we were able to swim a bit. note that the water was ice cold and barely tolerable. esp. for little ones. - however the hike was so much fun - variety of trees, walking paths, creeks, etc. it was crowded at the falls and on the bridges/ stairs but most people stepped aside or were wearing masks. I highly recommend starting at the trail head on the other side of the parking lot from the bathrooms. this way you will end up at the lower falls as the end of the hike for a refreshing spritz.

Christi L. reviewed Pink Beds Trail
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Hiking

Super muddy but beautiful trail.

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Jacqueline Selph reviewed Daniel Ridge Loop
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Hiking

This is a really beautiful trail that follows a creek most of the way with beautiful wooded paths and multiple little waterfalls. At the end (or beginning depending on which direction you take) there is a really nice waterfall. 4 stars instead of 5 because you don’t actually have to hike the full 5 miles to see the waterfall so the rest of the trail is just walking in the woods, but beautiful woods.

Joann Menzer reviewed Pink Beds Trail
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Hiking

Loved the first 1/3. Because of all the rain the middle 1/3 was a miserable muddy bog. Last 1/3 was really cool. Sandy then dirt path. Beautiful flora.

Edward Harper reviewed Pink Beds Trail
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I enjoyed the hike you do need good shoes it is muddy in places

Tom Matty reviewed Twin Falls Trail
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Hiking

Few people on the trail. Like someone else said, drive up closer to the trailhead (past the stables). The road is narrow and parking is limited but you can cut off walking up the gravel road. I also walked down to the Avery Creek trail and took a left and then completed the loop as indicated in the map. The waterfalls have some steep climbs up to get to them but are worth it.

Justin Baumer reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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HikingMuddy

Rainy day hiking made the wooden stairs/ramps portion of the falls less than spectacular, but hey, that’s nature. Just had to watch footing on the wet boards. The trail to the upper section was beautiful, yet demanding near the top. The amount of elevation you work up in the very last section to the falls is a great payoff however. Upper section to the falls had several small water crossings and was fairly muddy... but it also rained all day. As others have said, there aren’t a lot of trail markings on that section, however we had no problems staying along the trail and working our way through.

Susann Ulrich reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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Hiking

A little muddy at times but not too bad. Got there early and had the falls to myself. Make sure to continue up to the top of the waterfall

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Cynthia Metsker reviewed Daniel Ridge Loop
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I loved this hike. The river has lots of beautiful pools and waterfalls, a long, gradual ascent, and then the big, impressive falls at the end. We tracked about 5 miles by the end but it wasn't possible to have a GPS signal thru the entire hike

Nate Cox reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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HikingGreat!

What a great trail! We arrived around 11am on a Saturday and the lot was full (it was almost around 8:30am when we drove by) so get there early or you’ll be road parking. We did the full loop and Upper Falls. It was good exercise, relatively easy to keep on trail, and not too muddy. As some have mentioned and as indicated on the map, if you are doing Upper Falls, there is a fork near a creek about 1/2 into the hike. Take a left and go over the creek. Secondly, make sure to climb all the way to Upper Falls. There is a false ridge that many people stopped at Nessie’s climbing all the way up.

Brittney Thomson reviewed Coontree Loop Trail
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Hiking

Very muddy and steep. Be prepared to get your feet wet. No actual waterfall. It began to pour down rain when we got 2 miles in and it was like tons of rivers going down. We slipped and fell a lot in the heavy rain. There were no good places for shelter. Bring a rain poncho in case it rains!

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Alan Lam reviewed Graveyard Fields Trail
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Nice peaceful trail with a good payoff at the end. I do agree with other hikers though that it was confusing at times when the trail split. We found ourselves going the wrong way at two different occasions, and that was even with me taking a picture of the map. I would suggest updating the trail markers for future trail-goers!

Russ LeDonne reviewed Pink Beds Trail
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Hiking

8/3/20 - Monday: started with clouds. Went counterclockwise, and walked into pouring rain and thunder at the halfway point. Lots of mud and big puddles. Boardwalks were very slippery in the rain. Shaded and varied terrain. Some beautiful fern areas and numerous creeks. Beautiful, easy walk.

Russ LeDonne reviewed Thrift Cove Loop Trail
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Hiking

8/4/20 - Tuesday: afternoon hike after doing Looking Glass in the morning. A really pleasant walk with varied terrain. Gentle, easy grade. The driest trail I’ve been on this week. Watch for mountain bikers!

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