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sadie McGuire
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Hiking

It’s in a well marked park, but there’s so many trails that it’s a bit confusing. However, there’s enough people around It’s not hard to find where to go. Still not absolutely sure we did the right one, but we got the beautiful views of the dam and waterfall. Overall very beautiful and a good, easy hike

Katie Wiesehan
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Hiking

Mirror Lake was gorgeous and the spring and waterfall was great. On All Trails it wasn’t clear where to cross the creek so maybe do that part last if you don’t have water shoes. The full loop is nice but you could also continue driving to the next parking lot to see the spring.

Lauren Baker
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Hiking

This trail is gorgeous. You can start either at the spring which is basically a natural waterfall or you can begin at the man made waterfall. There is a creek crossing if you make this a loop. It can be a bit of tough footing at times as well. The lake is absolutely gorgeous.

Hayden Gooch
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Hiking

Very easy trail. Has a pathway all the way to the waterfall. Very crowded after 10am, so I would try to go earlier in the morning. You can hike up rocks beside the waterfall to the top of the springs.

Laura Wright
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Hiking

Beautiful waterfall! Easy access to the trail. Very short walk to great photographic views! We went with 6 adults, 3 kids, and a dog.

Curtis Elmore
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FeeOver grown

not very well marked toward the backside of the loop

Daniel Thomason
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HikingOver grown

The view of the River was pretty. My wife and I hiked it in mid June. The last half was pretty grown up. No problems with the trail markings till the very end.

Sharadwi Totapally
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Hiking

We drove straight to the view . We couldn’t find the trail but the view is beautiful.

Amy Darragh
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Hiking

We enjoyed this trail. It rained 2 nights prior so there was some mud but not bad. We had our lab with us & she did fine. Don’t miss the natural falls on the opposite side of the trail from the big manmade one. Lots of ferns, wildflowers and butterflies to be seen in the late spring. The abandoned mill ruins are cool. We went on a Thursday late morning and it was not crowded.

Nicole Murray
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Hiking

One of my favorite places to visit when seeing family. Blanchard Springs is beautiful! it offers so much to see and is just an amazing place. What I love most about it, our elderly grandfather and our disabled (mostly wheelchair bound when our at about) aunt and father-in-law are both able to come and enjoy the sites and scenes with us. A definite "Mus See"!

Ethan Williams
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HikingBugsOver grown

Pros: beautiful forest throughout, and cool rock formations and streams Very low traffic (I did go in the middle of the week, but there was no one) Cons: not well maintained in some parts, pulled dozens of ticks out of my body afterwards, soak your shirt in 10 minutes heat and humidity Also, not really a con, but I ran into a bear. It scared the hell out of me. I turned around and walked away quickly while it made scary noises. It also might have been a boar. I don’t really know what large growly animals live in that neck of the woods. I recommend doing the trail in a group. Overall I enjoyed the trail, but I imagine it’s much better in the spring or fall.

katryna townley
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Hiking

The rating is based only on the trail and not on the dam/falls, lake and old mill. The sights were nice, but there were several other areas we could have gone to see those without hiking the trail. We started from where alltrails has the trailhead listed. we found the trail to be narrow, sometimes muddy and, at times, more difficult than we expected. There is also some poison ivy along the trail in places. Twice we saw signs that said "trail" with an arrow pointing, but it didn't specify what trail was that way. the trail does follow along the lake through the woods and, as it nears the dam, it joins the wooden walkway. I think the trail crosses through the lake by the old mill and loops back, but we had a 5 and 3 year old and a baby with us, so we opted to walk along the road back to the circular parking lot.

Jackie Menke
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Very beautiful sights to see here and plenty to do. There is a couple places to swim, fish and hike. Beautiful lake and waterfalls. Some paved trails and some not. We did the loop around the lake and loved it.

Jessi Koenig
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Hiking

Very easy trail. You can either park right at the falls or do the hike from blanchard spring falls. It’s is gorgeous though with the trout sticker lake and the falls. Very pretty.

Jessi Koenig
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Hiking

Very easy. Wheelchair accessible. Pretty view. Wouldn’t call it a hike but it’s beautiful

Gloria Thompson
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Hiking

Beautiful! Loved the old mill walls still standing

Gloria Thompson
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Hiking

Easy walk to waterfall coming out of cavern!

Eric Varner
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Hiking

Short, easy hike in a great setting. Perfect for young kids.

Mike Roberts
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grate hike nice and easy grate fill top to bottom

Christa Guidry
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HikingFee

Got incredibly lost. Markings were not good and there were so many splits and places to go that had no markings! Ended up at the other end of town and had to hitch bike back at dark. By the time we got back to our vehicle we met another couple who had also become lost and spent hours walking back on the roads. Probably would have been a nice time if I knew where I was going.

Anastasia Huggins
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Hiking

Nice forest hike with a variety of settings. Not many great vistas out, but a pretty walk throughout.

Anastasia Huggins
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Good short hike with a decent viewpoint. Would recommend going clockwise to hit the bluffs first. Note you need 3$ to put in an envelope as a USFS fee.

Roy Stovall
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Hiking

Pristine ridges and hollows, grand vista above Sylamore Creek at mile 3.2 (CCW), several interesting rock gardens and geologic formations.

Shelly Hendrix
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Hiking

Great day trail! Good for a family day and enjoying the outdoors.

Sissy Wlliott
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Hiking

Easy peasy! We went on past the end of the boardwalk and scrambled up some rocks to find a bonus waterfall and on up to find an old service road and bluff top trail. Nice hike and kids loved it

Sissy Wlliott
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Hiking

Great trail. Easy to hike and my kids loved it. Will be back!

Zak Mcbride
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Hiking

Great quick trail with the option to continue on north of the spring you can continue up the creek bed which was an added bonus.

Darrick Spears
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Hiking

Good hike if you want to get some miles in. Better for Mountain Biking. Not very scenic but beautiful woods surround you the entire time.

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