hiking

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Croft state park is a really nice place for last minute hiking trips. Foster Mill Loop is good for trail runners it's rated as moderate but I think it should be dragged down to easy. No good views at all until you get to the side of the lake early in the morning at sunrise or late afternoon at sunset.

Be mindful the map at the park says the trail is around 9.6 miles. A little longer, but still a nice hike. Lots of shade and mostly flat ground.

trail running
18 days ago

It was a very difficult trail for running. There are roots, Stones and horse apples :-) on the trail. I´ve seen some roe and deers. This trail is nothing for People without Training/ practise. It was very funny to run this trail.

It says 1.5 miles, however we do 1.5 a good bit and this felt longer our Fitbit agreed and said it was over 2 miles. Very shady though. Some parts really worked my dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was a good hike. It had some hills in it, and some spots were worn (would be muddy after rain) from horses. The trail was well-marked; however, make sure that if you want to do this loop via Whitestone Spring, that you take UPPER Rocky Ridge rather than LOWER where they split! The spring was cool (in both ways ;) and right near it, the creek runs through a sluice between rocks, making wonderful sounds. There's not an "official" state park entrance on Whitestone Road; look for the PVC-covered chain gate just north of Cowford Bridge Rd.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago