I was thoroughly impressed at what this unexpected gem of a natural area and trails had to offer. Something for just about everyone and within a short drive for a short getaway for the everyday worker. Long hike, short hike, 1-18 mile run, bike paved, bike unpaved, mostly disabled accessible areas, fishing, bird watching, camp, group event pavilions, shade. Hidden among miles of farmland and along the river. Amazing variety of massive ancient trees along the river trails. You can park at the Natural Preserve Area or the Old Applewhite Rd, which cuts the long trail in half.

Loved the scenery very enjoyable

hiking
2 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Very nice trail! Well maintained, with lots of spots to stop and rest. Defiantly pay attention when walking around some of the curves/bends on the trails, walked right up on a snake!

hiking
5 months ago

I hiked the full trail and it's actually over 14 miles. There's a lot of sunny areas so bring lots of water. Don't try the full trail unless you're ready.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail along stream but it's definitely not 13 miles out and back.

trail is pretty awesome! Watch out for hogs, ran the trail twice and ran into an adult hog on the trail on mile 8. wasn't ready to climb a tree