hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, took me an hour each way. my trail didn't match the AllTrails route. I started up the road from the foothills trail parking lot, at the metal gates. The trail is marked with yellow blazes. The hardest part is coming back up from the overlook, but even that wasn't terrible. The hike along the ridge had a nice view of the mountains since the trees are still bare. Only saw a handful of people, even on a Sunday. The Narrows itself is pretty. Too bad you can't get closer to it.

Lovely, not too challenging hike. Very nice 'narrows' waterfall at the end.

hiking
5 months ago

this hike was pretty easy to the narrows. coming back, I broke a bit of a sweat. we started the trail around 4:30 pm and ended up having the whole area to ourselves, although we walked back in the dark. the end viewpoint is definitely worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

So beautiful! Difficult at times but worth it

trail was marked well and had some nice spots down at the gorge such as The Narrows. steep toward the end but good hike.

Tougher than expected but had a great time. Lots of inclines and declines so pack light!

Monday, May 30, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Beautiful as always. As of today (5/15/16) camping is still prohibited. :(

Sunday, April 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

camping
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Easy hike to a lovely creekside campsite.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

We hiked from laurel valley to the top of Sassafras Mountain. It's 4.7 miles with a pretty consistent incline the whole way. It was very well maintained and a great hike! We definitely got a good workout!

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

This is a lovely hiking area with lots of camping spots and scenic views. You do need to watch for bears and bees, although the bees seem very tame.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This is where I decided to take my wife on her first overnight hike. It was the perfect trail for a good experience with primitive camping.

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Hiked on Saturday (5/24). The trail is relatively easy. However coming up from the gorge can be a bit of a workout. Camping is now prohibited near the creek due to the risk of dead trees falling. There are lots of places to sit and enjoy a lunch.