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HikingGreat!

Parked at the little stony man parking lot. After the first 0.3 miles or so, we turned left (clockwise) on the white trail (Appalachian trail). The lookouts were wonderful on a clear day. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed on the trail spur leading to the stony man point lookout. We continued on the white and blue trail past this junction and turned right on the yellow trail to complete the loop. Moderately busy on a Sunday afternoon with most people without masks but practicing social distancing.

Sierra Kennedy reviewed White Oak Canyon Trail
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Hiking

This is probably the hardest hike I’ve done since moving here. It’s quite literally 2300ft straight up and then 2300ft straight down. Surprisingly, going down to as the hardest part. At times the trail was hard to follow. Definitely went off trail a bunch both purposefully and unintentionally. All in all I loved this hike. It pushed me. Make sure to pack extra water, as this was the first time I ran out in a long time. Also, start early.

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HikingGreat!

Great trail but the route we took was not exactly the same. This is what we recommend. Start at conference center parking lot and do not take nature trail. Jump on AT at far end of parking lot and go left. Just before you get to street there is a trail marker and you should take a right there. Follow that around until you get back to AT and make a right onto trail. Follow AT until the Stony Mountain short loop hike and make right following blue markers. When done with overlook, take the yellow trail which will meander into the AT and hang a right. Parking lot is about 200 yards on your left.

Ian Voll reviewed Rose River Trail
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great hike with great views of the falls. we also added dark hallow falls which was amazing worth the .2 mile detour.

Ryan Heemann reviewed Rose River Trail
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Hiking

Highly recommended! Completed this hike on a cool June day. We began to the right, which serves as a wide rocky road, down the hill. The highlights are the two waterfalls- the Dark Hallows Falls and Rose River Falls, and an extended period where the trails runs parallel to the river, with dozens of small waterfalls and beautiful views. It is longer than listed- around 4.5 miles.

Traci Davis reviewed Rose River Trail
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Great Easy wide trail for about a mile then narrow decline with lots of rock, beautiful trail beside the creek . Would hike again

Alex Tromp reviewed White Oak Canyon Trail
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Hiking

Trail is sneaky... it’s deceiving if you start from the top and work your way down as it’s much harder to get back up afterwards.... great waterfalls and scenery though.

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Eric Fiero reviewed Rose River Trail
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HikingGreat!

Longer than listed. 4.3 miles total.

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BackpackingGreat!

what an amazing hike this was. I took my 8 year old son. we started left and went down the passaquamody trail, to little stoney man and finished with stoney man. this was perfect and highly recommend that route as you are rewarded with a great finish. we had thunderstorms all around but we stayed dry. saw a few deer and timber rattlesnake. we had lunch on stoney man and watched the lightening. truely a special day we won't soon forget.

Christopher Reed reviewed Rose River Trail
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HikingGreat!
Danielle Paquette reviewed Rose River Trail
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HikingRocky

This trail is charming. We went on a weekday and arrived around 11:30. The lot was mostly full and was overflowing into the scenic view next to it. We started the full loop by turning left and going clockwise. You descend quickly over a rocky trail. We saw a bear just a few minutes in. About 1.25 miles in you hit the first of the waterfalls. Its a beautiful place to stop in the middle of the falls with two nice wading pools. After that you continue around and spend several miles climbing next to the creek bed. There are many places to explore, including a rock stacking garden, and a few places to swim. It was nice to have so many distractions and places to stop on the way back up the mountain. In this direction, you finish the last mile or so ascending on the gravel fire road. Its an easy way to finish the hike.

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Jonathan Elam reviewed Rose River Trail
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Hiking

Great trail, very easy hike for kids and adults, not strenuous, beautiful views and overlooks!

Chantelle Glymph-Gregory reviewed White Oak Canyon Trail
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This one was tough. We started from the lower trailhead, towards Skyline Drive, so after a mile and a half we reached the lower main waterfall. There are pretty much four sections to this waterfall: the section closest to the waterfall seemed to cater to the college kids. There was a lot of beer, weed, and "other" activities. The next section was the home of fish and water snakes. Third, is a smaller section (big enough for two families) but the natural waterslide is a BLAST! And lastly, is your typical swimming hole! I tried to hike it all the way to the top but between the heat, and the uphill battle with the rocky terrain I just couldn't do it. I made it 2 more miles uphill then headed back down to reward myself in the waterfalls! :)

Tony Massa reviewed Rose River Trail
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Hiking

My son and did this hike this afternoon. It rained on us for about a half hour, but with some rain gear it was fine. Nice hike with lots of views of falls. Hiking along flowing water is always enjoyable. Dark Hollow Falls is really impressive, but the large crowd there is quite concerning given the COVID crisis. I recommend the entire loop hike. The Rose River Falls at the bottom were also impressive.

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Veronica Olson reviewed Rose River Trail
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Hiking

Nice hike, lots of waterfalls. Pretty steep walk back but doable if you’re in decent shape.

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thomas lamoureux reviewed Buck Ridge Trail To Mary's Rock Loop
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HikingBugsRocky

Got the trailhead at 7:30am. There were already a few cars and not a lot of parking left. Get there early. You cross a couple of streams early on. Be careful, a buddy of mine fell on the wet rocks. The section before you hit the road is about 3 miles on continuous and strenuous climbing. Be prepared. Bring lots of water. There is a nice brook with falls that runs alongside the trail to briefly take your mind off of the endless climb. The section after the road, up to Mary's rock is easy and definitely family friendly. On your way back down, the descent will be gradual... until it isn't. The final 2 miles or so is a pretty consistently steep descent with lots of loose rock. I bit it a time or two. Then you encounter hundreds of stairs. If you are like me and have sore joints after hiking. Do this in reverse order, going clockwise, starting with the stairs. Otherwise your knees will be screaming at the end. Good workout, burned 2600 calories in the heat. Bring calorically dense snacks to munch on along the way. Also - we did come across a Black bear on the way down. Be safe, give them their space, and move along.

Warren Bishop reviewed Rose River Trail
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HikingRocky

Loved this loop for its challenge. It also takes you by Dark Hallow Falls so that you can avoid that steep decline but still enjoy your second set of falls. Very rocky for the middle portion but so many beautiful spots to take a break and relax. Take the trail clockwise if you want to avoid a rocky steep descent.

Jeanne Haws reviewed Rose River Trail
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Hiking

Well maintained trail. Did it clockwise so that the end was a nice gradual incline on the fire road back to the parking lot - which you will want after the 800 foot climb up from the base of the falls! Plenty of shade, sneakers work fine. Lots of beautiful waterfalls all along the hike. Busiest hike we had all week and sadly only about 1/3 of folks wear masks when they pass you.

Sarah Bergmann reviewed Buck Ridge Trail To Mary's Rock Loop
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HikingBugs

This was a great hike. Like others said, it's very steep at the beginning. You have to start early if you want a parking spot. I started at 0730 and there was only room for 1 more car. I wasn't able to reach the top of Mary's Rock as a black bear was blocking the trail (ain't nobody got time for that), but the hike was still amazing. Beautiful streams, foliage, and I didn't see anyone east of Skyline. Highly recommend!

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Jamie Hargis reviewed Cedar Run Falls Trail
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Hiking

We started down at the White Oak Boundary parking lot and went up past all the falls. We decided to try the 9.7 mile loop but somehow missed the fire road turn off and went up another 1 3/4 mile before realizing it, so had to backtrack to then take the fire road over to Cedar run trail. The kids hit up the rock slide on the way back and absolutely loved it but I have no idea how they had the energy to do it. The hike down from there was steep and very rocky. After 13 + miles we were so exhausted and thankful to get back to the car where our extra waters were. This hike was beautiful, very strenuous and I highly recommend sticking to the shorter route if you have kids with you. If they just want to hike to the water to play, you can hike up to the falls on White oak canyon trail, then hike back a bit to the link trail over to cedar run trail and hike up to the rock slide, then back down. This would still be very hard and I’m guessing around 6 miles total. Legs are sore today but now that we know the trails better, we hope to go back and spend more time in the water!! Oh and we did see 2 baby copperheads along the way, so keep your eyes open.

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Murthy Maddala reviewed Buck Ridge Trail To Mary's Rock Loop
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Excellent gain and at the end you get t see nature at its best. There are some bear findings on our way.

Katie Carr reviewed Rose River Trail
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HikingRocky

Whew! This was a great trail, but a tougher hike than expected. Pretty much entirely downhill first half, then entirely uphill the next which was tiring. But very scenic! Great views of the waterfalls and stream so plenty of places to rest and enjoy nature.

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