DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

The bridge IS closed just before Minden. It’d be nice if they would just add a trail to skip the bridge. It’s a super cool hike though.
From the trailhead about .2 Miles in, look for the remains of the coal town Newlyn. The big rectangle by the river was the company store (with post office) and you can see a slab that was part of a bridge next to it. My family ran the coal town in the early 1900’s until a fire destroyed the coal loading rig.