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The trail starts off on the Brady Dam with a beautiful view of the lake. Once you get into the woods the trail starts off pretty easy with low cut grass and with patches of gravel/stone here and there. However, about a half a mile after you get into the forest you'll come across a large field with tall grass about waist high. From here the trail maintenance is pretty poor for quite some time. Similar to what others have mentioned about a little more than half way through the trail you'll come across logging activity that has either destroyed part of the trail or has made it very difficult to see when the trail turns back into the woods. If you follow a road to a gate you've gone too far. I ended up losing the trail for a bit at this point and traveled through the woods before finding the trail again. However after the detour the trail is well maintained again and travels though a few more beautiful spots before linking back up again.

Like others have mentioned the tick count was high. It is an unusually high hatching year for ticks but the final count was:

Me-8
Girlfriend-5
Dog-20

I wouldn't recommend bringing your dog without a tick shield first and even then you should do a few checks throughout the trail.

on Brady's Lake

hiking
Friday, September 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Beautiful area to explore but pay close attention to your trail map as trails are not well marked and intersect what I believe are old logging roads. Because of this my 3 mile hike turned into a 6 mile one and we ended up well south of the dam crossing Trout Creek on a hunting/logging road on our way back to the main road in then had to go a half mile north again to the parking area. Trails/roads were in great condition, though, and easy to walk on.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trail was ok. Not well marked. Came home with 3 ticks.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

3 miles out on a sketchy road. This is in hunting/game territory. Use to be a defense site. Warned about coming across live ammunition. Would not come back with my family again.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Good beginner to intermediate trail. Did it with my 8yr old son, he liked it a lot. Other reviewers mentioned tall grass, no problem with it in late March.

walking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

mountain biking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

hiking
Sunday, July 07, 2013

This trail is not well maintained and it is very easy to end up off trail due to poor markings. Scenery is pleasant around lake and there are beautiful wildflowers - however, there are large sections of felled trees and others marked or dead. Beware -We ended up with several ticks.

on Brady's Lake

hiking
Friday, June 28, 2013

Great hike along a beautiful creek. Too rocky for a good trail run, but several good spots for a cool down in the water!

on Brady's Lake

hiking
Friday, June 28, 2013

We went trail running at Brady's Lake yesterday and had a great adventure. The trail is not well maintained in the summer so there is grass over a foot tall on much of the trail. The loop trail is not well marked so be careful to not lose your way. The scenery is beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife...red spotted efts, wild turkeys, and a black bear.

hiking
Monday, July 16, 2012

Took the kids mountain biking on the trail. It was difficult for the smaller kids but they muscled through. The wildflowers were gorgeous! The fields sang with the sound of the bees pollinating. Truly beautiful and amazing. Also a great workout.

hiking
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012