Maintained by volunteers coordinated by Base Camp Cullowhee Outdoor Program under the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness and Nantahala Area SORBA. To report trail maintenance needs, email basecamp@wcu.edu or call 828.227.7069.

Took our dogs on a 3.7 mile section of the system. I, too, would rate it as more moderate than easy because there were some fairly steep parts and the trail had a good amount of both loose and embedded rocks. Not many views except for power line clearcuts, but it was a nice hike and we enjoyed it. It will be beautiful as the leaves change colors.

Decent trail but it’s definitely not easy unless you’re a regular hiker.

We hiked this trail on a beautiful sunny Sunday with our three kids (5-9) and my parents. The blue trail is probably more moderate than easy (lots of inclines), but my kids are fairly regular hikers and handled it well. Great parking right next to the trailhead.

This is a beautiful trail! I started at the Health and Human Services building, and took purple to blue to yellow. It's easy to find, well marked, and good parking. Although close to campus, you feel like you are in the deep woods pretty soon in. I would definitely not describe this trail as "easy" though - it has some pretty intense inclines! Also, watch out for mountain bikers! I liked the route and plan on adding this option into my rotation!

Although not very technical, this trail system is not "easy", as the rating states. There are some very steep grades, especially on the spur trails from the parking areas. It's well built, well maintained and fun! Though not a lot of total miles (it's more than 4.5), the main and secondary loops are great for doing multiple laps.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013