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I only go as far as the dam and back. 4 miles round trip. The first 1/4 mile is muddy in several places. It’s a quiet trail with not a whole lot to see. Several board walks. Some roots and rocks to trip on if you are not paying attention. Dogs allowed only on leash. You might get lucky and spot a few ducks or geese.

This was a great hike for late May. Myself and my twin boys ( 6 yrs ) started around 8a.m. They did great and we all enjoyed the stream bed at the end it was really quite tranquil. This trail is low on the effort scale even for two little fellas.

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muddy
2 days ago

This is such an easy trail! I went after a heavy rain and it was super muddy so if you go after a rain, be prepared for mud and slick rocks! But otherwise a gorgeous trail that links to several others.

I only deviated slightly, Started on White till Maggie’s Glen then picked up Yellow there. Trail was wide and in the woods, so not much grass and vegetation swiping the legs. (Good thing since tick season has arrived.) The name says Foot”Hills”.....and there are several. (Phone said 175 floors) Park signage called it 8 miles 1 way. (Generous). I had 14 round trip with my slight change.

Ended up on this trail somehow while trying to get to another trail. Pretty area but often trails would branch off and were not always marked.... which is likely how we ended up on this trail to begin with!

Nice trail, short and pretty. Trail was easy to follow. Lots of ticks in this whole area, seems to be really bad right now so really comb through your dogs if you bring them

Nice trail, beautiful woodlands. Several areas that did not have dense undergrowth so was able to get a good breeze. Elevation was not hard.

Looks like a great trail to bike. I’ll be back soon to do that. Only hiked the first part due to running up on a six foot timber rattler. He was crossing the trail and the ladies thought it was a good time to leave.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Trail starts to the right of the pavilion, near the dangerous cliffs sign. We had to walk across the top of the waterfall over to the trail. I would definitely call this part of the hike treacherous. It was very slick on a narrow path, with steep drop offs. I would not take small children on this part of the trail. At the bottom it was very muddy and we went through several streams. The trail markers can’t be correct on mileage, we clocked almost 5 miles. Also, I would definitely rate this trail hard/difficult as the park rates it, and not the moderate that all trails rates it.

I've done this one twice and it is my current favorite at Oak Mountain. With the steep climbs it is a good workout. The third mile or so of the trail is a bit overgrown but it's still very passable. The views are great from Indian Lookout, even with the full trees this time of year. Btw the only snake we saw was on the park road.

mountain biking
3 days ago

What an awesome trail...worth the visit. We biked 10 miles of it but will go back again to explore some more. Has an air station (for bikes), restrooms, rest benches. Great for all skill levels and ages as well as walkers, runners, etc.

This trail isn’t closed. It is open to the public to access either from the Point Rock observation overlook just or from the low-water bridge on the campground road (County Rd 173). To access from below, one will have to park outside the closed gate to the campground and walk the short distance to the low water bridge trail head. The new trail signs give the distance at 1.14 miles - our GPS average was 1.17 miles. After a recent rain, the steeper terrain is slippery so be aware. For those interested in the waterfall, it is just over a third of a mile from the Point Rock upper trailhead. Look for a Y and go left a short distance. If it has rained recently, you’ll hear it. The campground and trail system is undergoing major renovation with a target opening of the campground in mid June 2020.

Waterfalls are decent. No complaints. Completed easily with two small kids and a dog.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

We hiked it backward and it was intense. Some trails were not marked well and the app kept us on track. Went after a heavy rain, so the falls were active.

Almost straight up and straight down. Many people in Flipflops unprepared for the hike out.

I just don't like asphalt trails. Sure bikers love it.

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fee
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

Park is still open during covid and the entrance fee is $5 per person. We did Stone Cuts trail, also digressed to Logan Loop/Panther Knob trail, which is not as exciting as the caves on Stone Cuts trail. Caves were super amazing - best part! (Don’t do Bypass - you will miss them!). This trail also was on Sinks and North Plateau trails. I would recommend using hiking shoes since it’s very rocky and slippery/muddy after rain. Overall it’s pretty easy trail if you’re used to hiking.

great hike out and back. did the eagles nest overlook on the way back. Was a challenging hike around 14 miles. will do it again in a few weeks. little disappointed to see so much trash on the waterfall end of the hike

This particular trail doesn’t require you to pay for entry, the parking lot is off to the side before you get to the paid area. It’s definitely a moderate-hard trail! Keep careful tabs on the blue dots. We ended up on another trail for a part of the hike both ways. The views are SO WORTH IT! One of the best views I’ve seen down south.

hiking
4 days ago

Good hike up to the kings chair yesterday. Was not crowded at all and actually was surprised I was the only one at the top when I got there. Trail is a little eroded and slippery in spots. Made it a little tricky in the down hill sections. Was a challenging hike for me but look forward to doing it again.

Thanks Aaron!! We took your advice to see the cave just stop at the sign and go on the trail which leads NNE 50 ft down the road. It is about 100 ft slightly uphill. Looks like it is not 100% natural but saltpeter tryout dig. The actual cave is further downstream about 60 more feet. The sping entrance is not passable for human but it blows cold air which is a good indication for underground passage. I will try to post a picture. Like i said wr did not hike so i cannot tell about quality of trail. What we seen looked like a good trail but watch for poison ivy!

DON'T BE DECEIVED BY THE COVER PHOTO ON THIS TRAIL!! COVER PHOTO IS OF LITTLE RIVER CANYON!!! Great trail though just don't be expecting a huge waterfall :)

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rocky
6 days ago

Great little trail! Waterfalls weren't spectacular but after a rainy day they were pretty nice to see! The whole family really enjoyed these 2 falls. Trail is well traveled so there are a lot of roots and rocks to maneuver around. We did the yellow out then the blue back! Go on top of the second fall to see the blue markers.

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