hiking

mountain biking

mountain biking
6 days ago

Beautiful scenery through wooded and grassy clearings. Super easy hike accessed via a gravel road almost the entire way, until near the end. Can even be driven, except for the last 1/2 mile, which is blocked and forces you to walk from that point, but where's the fun in driving it. There is no directional signage until about a half mile in from the parking area, otherwise the way to Leatherwood Overlook is clearly marked, along with various other trails along the way.

horseback riding
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail provides so many possibilities. We backpacked in without really knowing what we'd find. A long downhill trek took us to Charit Creek Lodge. What a unique place! Traditional style cabins with no electricity. Of course, we planned to camp.. but a nice man named Greg let us know of a couple cool, secluded sites in the area. One was pretty close to the lodge, so we even went back to have a beer with him later. We camped by a creek and didn't see many people at all! Maybe 2 or 3 in the 2 days we took to do the whole loop. If you're not AS adventurous, you could stay at the lodge (fairly priced) and do a shorter loop that doesn't require the whole 10.5 miles. It was challenging as there's a lot of rockiness and mud, a lot of uphill. But definitely beautiful. We went in the summer so everything is extremely lush and green. Definitely bring bug repellent.. as my all natural lemon grass remedy did not phase these bugs. They're brutal and will eat you alive. There are several little swimming holes near the creek bed, wildlife, blackberry gardens, and maybe if you're lucky you'll get pouring down rain for your hike back up towards the end. Plus! The Twin Arches are beautiful and majestic!

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Great hike! Good for camping and getting away from everyone.

hiking
3 months ago

This was A good trail to hike little rocky was pretty easy . Would definetly do again

horseback riding
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Went this morning with a plan to do 2 miles to the bridge, cross it and eat. Trail was nice, wide enough not to be walking in poison ivy. Plans sometimes change. Wildflowers were finished early this year. Bridge is in need of repair. About 1/5 was damaged from flooding. Still passable we were told from fellow hikers. Forest service notified. Will plan to return next year earlier for wildflower viewing. Hiking boots recommended, muddy today. Enjoy!

5 months ago