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Great day-hike. Best done in overcast weather or after 5pm to avoid the heat and sun. Once on the rocks, there is no shade. The trail can be difficult to follow if you lose track of the spray-painted white dots on the rocks. On the way back (or there, depending on your route), you'll be walking along the old railroad track (no tracks anymore, but a wide gravel path). Benches are available along the lake, and ducks and geese are not far away if you have food to share.

Trails are not marked well. There are large portions of the trail that are blocked with over growth. There is no shade.

Although this trail might be scenic at some time, as of August 15, 2017, there is no way to know without what I would call extreme hiking. Apparently the significant amount of rain that has visited the area recently has almost completely obliterated the trail. After several hundred yards from the parking lot, the trail becomes nothing more than mud holes and a vague suggestion of a trail. The trail is unmarked, and not maintained. As a result, unless you want to slosh through a lot of mud and standing water alongside the actual river bed, I would wait at least a few weeks, if not a couple months, before trying this trail.

Although one star might be harsh for the trail as we did not get very far, and the scenery we did see was very nice, I did not know what else to rate it under the circumstances. Perhaps "incomplete" would be better at this time.

The white dots need to be redone and make sure you wear pants and a long sleeve due to the path being through bushes and very narrow paths.

hiking
8 days ago

Fun for a short walk. Great for families and lots of wildlife to see!

hiking
22 days ago

I loved this trail!

The only setback was the smell next to the dam. There were tons of rotting plants, and the smell was unimaginable

this was an awsome trail but beware the first time I did it I got confused even with the numerous trail markings and ended up on the 10 mile trail that connects to this one and 10 miles hurt haha, but if you stick to this one it's very versatile light boulder climbing combined with flat trail.

Arguably, the most versatile trail I have ever hiked. From pines and high grass to boulder climbing. This trail offers a little bit of everything if you do the whole loop. Be aware that there is little relief from the sun, so plan accordingly on warm or hot days. A must hike.

Very populated area, but pretty. Lots of trash, well, because there's a lot of people who use the area. Trails can be hard to find at times, but you can't go wrong if you make a wrong turn- you're still not out in the middle of nowhere. $3 to park.