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Ran this for the first time yesterday, headed clockwise. The trails themselves weren't too strenuous, but are quite technical with various rocks and roots along a majority of this section. I wore minimalist shoes and made it through, but thicker soles are almost obligatory.

I downloaded the map after reading some reviews, but it wasn't really necessary. Cave creek was very easy to follow. The trail does disappear for a bit in a gnarly boulder garden where it meets up with Pinhoti, but there are blue blazes to find if you keep your head on a swivel.

Overall, very nice, technical trail with some decent climbs.

Beautiful hike with the cooler weather. Really nice when not overgrown. The creek is beautiful, and the kids really liked climbing around the boulders and rock gardens.

It has some very beautiful overlooks.
The only complaint is the trail needs to be a little more well managed

The trail has several overlooks that make this hike worth the effort. We went to McDill overlook and saw the plane wreckage along the way. We did have a couple of places along the trail that was not marked that well. When the trail went from being easily identified to crossing rocks it was rather difficult to follow. If it was marked closer at a couple of places I would have given it 5 but it is a great hike.

Really nice spot. Took 11, 9, and 3 yr olds and they all had a good time. Difficulty is what you make it. Somewhat steep track down a hill to the falls, the rocks on the stream can be tricky if you decide to play around on them, but nothing has to be too crazy if you don’t want it to be and you can still enjoy a great view and environment.

An easy trail that offers a journey through some of the popular areas of the park. Goes behind the lodge, through the picnic area, and by the observatory. Well marked with a couple beautiful overlooks.

Trail is exactly as advertised - flat, easy, well marked, and well maintained. Perfect easy hike or warm up. A few overlooks and covered benches along the trail. Views will be best after the leaves fall.

hiking
15 days ago

Easy hike with only a few inclines. Easily connects to white and rec.

hiking
15 days ago

Peaceful. Only on elevation change. You can continue in white or yellow trails if you want to go farther.

tricky for me but the waterfall is worth it

Great for hiking and biking. Beautiful trails and scenery!

Nice hike. Steep rocky downhill at first, then gradual the rest of the way. Beautiful forest especially down at the bottom.

Great day hike for any age that can do 7 miles. great views, good camping options.

Real fun trail with a fun mixture of paths.

hiking
1 month ago

well we started out trying to hike the Land Trust Loop but we ended up making our own loop. the old railroad bed is extremely rocky but also pretty cool. we met a man on the trail who gave us some nice information regarding the old railroad and made us appreciate the history more. all in all it was our first time on the land trust and we really enjoyed it! thankful for an organization committed to conserving, preserving, and protecting!

hiking
1 month ago

This was our second trail of the day. The views were just as rewarding as the first. It's only a short distance off the road but it's a little steep at the beginning.

hiking
1 month ago

Tackled this one with Venture Crew 749 because it was adjacent to our campsite. The views at the top are well worth the climb. We particularly liked the overlook near the top where we could look down at the lake far below.

Thanks for the Memories

This was fun. A reviewer had posted that you could see views of the lake. I didn't see them but this was a beautiful trail anyway. I would rate this as Easy. It was perfect for a morning hike. I'm definitely going to go back and hike some of the other trails in the park.

This trail is nice. There are good views and at the end there is a cave loop! Three caves loop. A little strenuous but not too much. Alms House trail is about 2 miles to the the caves and 2 miles back of course. There are other trails around but I have been hiking before this trail so the other trails I did not take. Beautiful views as always promised when hiking in Alabama.

Lake Lurleen is a special treat for residents of the area. Great scenery, and several fun trails. It doesn’t get much better than this.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep rocky slope starting out, narrow trail in places. Beautiful view at the end! My husband brought his trekking poles and glad he did, he’s not fit enough for trails like this, he didn’t think it was “easy” at all. Thanks to the past reviews we were prepared for the steep slope.

hiking
1 month ago

Would hike in the fall when the leaves are changing. I took North Plateau to McKay Hollow to Fire Tower route and it was a more gradual elevation change coming back up.

hiking
1 month ago

The stone cuts you get to walk through are as cool as you'd imagine!

Pretty easy, most of the time. Nice scenic overlook!

We made a loop out of this trail so it would be easier on our knees for the way back up. We parked in the lot and took north platuea to the trail head. It starts out with steep boulders but the trail is very well marked. At the bottom there is a nice flat area to catch your breath before the gentle trek up. The end of the trail meets with the South plateau loop which we took to the fire trail to get back to the car. Overall an amazing hike.

Did a partial of this today.
Started at NTH
Took red road to red/white connector.
White to Orange connector.
Orange to Blue
Back to NTH.
(Aprox. 7.5 miles)
Great scenery and variety.

Great time with my wife this morning up the Blue across the Red and down the White. Not too hot today but still crazy humid. Was in the shade the entire time.

walking
1 month ago

Great that connect to one another so calm and peaceful

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