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The Lacefields are some amazing folks and so is the land they’ve so fantastically preserved! Unfortunately they are now open only Friday-Sunday it seems. Water Coolers on the trail often so don’t sweat bringing gallons, relatively easy, great waterfalls (the first falls are the best but don’t stop there!) I’ve hiked it 4 times and don’t think I’ve seen everything.

mountain biking
15 hours ago

Great trail for some cardio!

Like the boulders and streams at MRP. Glad I had All Trails app though. Some parts aren’t marked well. Hiked part of this in rain. That was actually nice but rocks get slippery.

Nice walk through the woods on blue trail from campground over to the lodge and marina and back. 4 miles. This is a great stay.

Awesome spot. Lots of history, reading, fire tower view is amazing if you aren't afraid of heights. I would not recommend this as easy either. It's short but steep in parts as well as rocky. May be difficult for people that are not sure footed, kids would be fine...lots to climb on.

Good little workout on a nice trail, but it needs some general maintenance to prevent being overgrown.

Great little trail for kids and pets. There is a good small nature trail right off the cemetery that not many people realize is there. It will take you back to the main pavilion by old 98 or vice versa. Good walking trail.

A fun place to take your kids and dogs. Little Rock climbing and hiking with small water fall. Very nice place.

hiking
3 days ago

You don't really see the lake, but it's a pleasant and easy trail.

Pretty hike with a few short steep hills. It was harder than expected, with pine straw making some steep downhill stretches a bit treacherous, near the end when we were fatigued. We walked clockwise, and I wonder if we might have been safer going counterclockwise, doing the steeper part first, and uphill, before fatigue set in. It took us older hikers (56, 63, 65) about 2°40’ to close the loop.

Loved the hike. I carried my 5 yo twins and it was a little challenging. We decided to stay to the right of the trail and take the long way around. Took the other route on the way back. I was a little nervous walking up the side of the hill because the trail was so close to the edge. Just made sure I had a firm grip on the twins until we made it up. It’s a simple walk for the most part. The water fall was breathtaking. We will definitely hike this trail again.

3 days ago

This was my second time doing this hike. Little did I that I would become the unwilling chaperone to about six other hikers that were as green as they come. PLEASE, if you are an inexperienced hiker, get a few treks under your belt before tackling this one. Today very well could have turned into a rescue effort. Hard on this app means HARD.

The trail is nice and the waterfall is beautiful. The only reason I gave this trail three stars is because of its “caves.” My husband and I love exploring caves and were super excited to learn that there were some in the area. Unless we totally missed something, the only caves along the upper portion of this trail are rock overhangs. They are not really caves with passages. If you want an intense hike leading to a beautiful waterfall, go for it! If you’re visiting just for the “caves,” you might disappointed.

hiking
4 days ago

Short but very pretty trail. The view at the lookout was really spectacular!!! I’m glad me and my husband made this little pit stop on our cross country road trip.

hiking
4 days ago

It was a good hike. The scenery is beautiful. Downside is that the trail markers are not the greatest. It’s easy in a few spots to get lost. Our group ended up going an extra mile out of the way before we got back on the trail. Overall though was worth it.

Truly majestic! We went a mile up stream from the falls and found an old old man made dame and old Forrest signs grown into the trees. A great hike all around.

This was a great trail, but the hike out from the north trailhead is in the “moderate plus” range. That threw me off a little, as the first mile out was a lot more exercise than I was expecting from a “moderate” trail. After you get to the spot where the red connector meets, it is someplace in between easy and moderate. As a comparison, going out was similar in effort to the “ridge and valley” trail at Ruffner. However, the view at the top is the best in town.

Beautiful beach on Alabama's last free-flowing river - tons of space, the river is clean and safely fast. Great landing for canoes and awesome place to swim in the Summer.

Scenic trail with great views of the swamp/lakes. Numerous benches. Lots of mosquitoes so wear lots of bug spray. Overgrown in some parts but not too bad.

I enjoyed this hike. it had just enough hills to keep you breathing hard but very relaxing. quiet lil shelter at the end of the trail. not very long there and back.

Great Hike, lots of trail options to go as long and as far as you want. Hiking with group of Boy Scouts and Siblings, the trail was good for all ages.

scenic driving
7 days ago

Always one of my favorite places I can capture some great images up there.

Very easy trail, you do have to cross water at the end of the trail. Watch out for snakes.

Great place for a short backpacking trips. We were able to carry one liter of water each without running low due to the stream that the trail follows.

Nice well groomed fairly easy trail system. Trails are flat or with gradual grade changes for the most part because it travels along old mining trails. Park has a zip line, rope course, climbing tower, dog park and a few other attractions for kids if they’re open. Trails are well marked but the names and numbering are a bit confusing.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful trail! Had trouble actually finding kings chair but otherwise a great hike

Great park for exploring the battle of horseshoe bend. The trails are lovely and the entire park has good signage. You can walk or drive. We stopped in and talked to the ranger who recommended a hybrid walk that was a mix of trail and road it was great.

Only downside was a lack of trash cans. There are some at the visitor center but that was all. Otherwise no complaints. We found the trails very well kept for May. No ticks on us or the dog.

Great MTB trail system.

backpacking
11 days ago

This trail has it all! Planted pines where you can see for 100s of yards, beautiful waterfalls, and numerous overlooks and elevation changes. I started at the Turnip Seed side of the trail and hiked to Lake Chinnabee. The trail is very well maintained the only spot where it was a little dicey was when you get to Cheaha Falls just continue right over the flat rocks before the falls and follow the trail which works it’s way up the hill to the left to the Cheaha Falls Shelter, where I chose to camp. Devils Den Falls is also an amazing place, perfect for swimming. I would watch for snakes obviously I had one cross the trail in front of me along a stagnant part of the creek. Also there are a lot of bear postings so be aware of that and use a bear bag 200 ft minimum from your campsite if overnighting. I will definitely be back!

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