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This is a lovely little hike. The view is actually on MDC land, so be aware of that. There is one small section that is very overgrown with prickers, but once you get past there it’s clear sailing. The trailhead is quite hidden - follow your GPS very slowly on Dunn’s Ave. There’s an apartment building with a faded sign. Go up the driveway and head left at the dumpster to the small parking area.

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rocky
2 months ago

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bugs
over grown
2 months ago

The view at the end is great. Bring bug spray and a hat/sunglasses as many gnats try to get into your eyes. Somewhat overgrown at parts- keep an eye on the All Trails map and the notes about blazes. There are no trespassing signs near the fence that it felt like we were passing to stay on the trail. Took about 1 hour out and back.

road biking
3 months ago

Beautiful stretch of rails trail winding along the Farmington River. Great biking for any ability and rarely gets crowded. Watch for bears!

road biking
3 months ago

Fantastic! Great shade nice paved trails!

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bugs
4 months ago

Some pretty steep sections and a bit overgrown in areas. We had to cross through some pricker bushes. There were a couple of small trees down and very overgrown around them. As another reviewer mentioned, I would have missed one of the views if I didn’t use the app. Overall ok, for a short trail workout.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of road noise especially before you get to the first road crossing. Even after this though it seems like you hear it for the whole Trail. Good workout though, lots of steep ups and downs. Not an “easy” trail for anyone expecting a leisurely jaunt, it is solidly in moderate territory. In the winter this trail would be hard and dangerous. Aside from the awesome view at the end the trail winds through mountain laurels and a mixed oak forest with some pine and hemlock interspersed. The final ascent towards the end is the most interesting part with exposed rock and interesting mosses. All Trails stops the trail before the main lookout over the McDonough Reservoir, make sure you continue to see it. The trail stops at the “summit” where there is a trail log to sign but no views to be found. Solid hike but I’d opt for the People’s Forest Loop instead, much more interesting.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
5 months ago

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muddy
5 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

Great hike

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rocky
7 months ago

Great trail for this time of year. Can see it being a little difficult during late spring and summer due to being over grown in some locations. Where we turned around was a great rest location over looking barkhamsted reservoir. Low key trail didn’t run into anyone out there. Little rocky in some areas as well. Overall nice trail.

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muddy
7 months ago

Nice trail, good for easy walking/very light hiking. Well marked. Great for kids.

Would not have found the view, which was beautiful, if not for this app since it was unmarked.

Quick 1.6 mile trail. Lots of cool stuff to see. Old ski slope equipment. Saw two huge turkey vultures.

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snow
8 months ago

Very snowy trail. Steep descents. Difficult to navigate. But I will definitely check it out in the spring.

hiking
8 months ago

I bring my dog all the times

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snow
8 months ago

Nice trail. I wouldn’t call it “easy” especially in these icy and snowy conditions. Couple of nice views. Will definitely do some trail running after the snow melts.

running
8 months ago

A little icy. Need micro spikes.

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snow
9 months ago

Nice Moderate Trail Cool Stuff to see along the way.

hiking
10 months ago

Liked the loop. We parked on Barbourtown road and added the green blazed (hard to see sometimes) spur trail to this loop. Had 8 year and 10 year old kids and active dog on the loop. Wet in several sections with all the rain we've had.

hiking
10 months ago

It's a nice walk. Quiet forest, quiet place. "Blue" marks sometimes become invisible :(, so you need to keep your eyes on trails closely. Try to visit Mt Ratlum. There are great outlooks from the top. Unfortunately, the observed tower is private and closed. But anyway it's great place to overview all place around it.

hiking
Tue Nov 13 2018

Very quiet & what looks like to be an underrated trail! Beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Only saw one other person out there on a. beautiful day. Parked with the intention of following the Indian Council Caves trail, but accidentally made my way here instead...and was happy about it!

road biking
Mon Oct 08 2018

nice!!!

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