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Went trail running on this route, I've run in the area before but this morning took this specific trail.

It starts on a decent uphill for maybe .3 mile, so you feel it and it'll warm you up in the winter. Then you have a nice up/down run through the woods near a beautiful stream as you run the loop.

Someone put Christmas ornaments on some of the trees and it was absolutely beautiful! A few pieces of frozen water on the trail making it slippery so be careful.

There is also one area where you cross a river without a bridge, so be careful as you walk on the rocks to avoid the water.

Overall, great run that I'll do again.

A moderate uphill climb with a fantastic photo-op at the valley overlook. My 3 elementary and preschool aged children (plus dog) have enjoyed this hike on several occasions. I personally enjoy taking time to hike and sit atop in the early spring or late fall for some solace and time of refreshing.

Bedling is a quiet,serene place to hike or run. There are many landmarks to see and exlore. It is a drier alternative to the Valley Falls loop during wet conditons.

The uphill climb from the parking lot is a lot more than this trail leads on. If you cross the rails to trails path it continues to go up-hill as well. Back down it's obviously all downhill, which is nice. But I believe the overall elevation gain to the "top" of this trail (halfway through) is off. Still a nice hike and great views of the fall foliage during the fall season!

One of my favorite hiking spots if you just wanna get outdoors. Lots of friendly dogs out there. There are a few spots that might be moderate, but overall pretty easy. Bring a simple bug net for your face in the warmer months, just in case. I’ve been swarmed real bad by gnats & mosquitoes on early a.m. hikes.

We got confused with the blue markings that are also used to mark the rails to trails area lol new hikers here, other than that... beautiful place to hike!

Very nice walk in the woods. I'm not sure if it should be posted as moderate.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

A pleasant 2.6 mile clockwise loop through the Belding Wildlife Management Area starting on the north side of Valley Falls Road on the blue blazed Shenipsit Trail, and parking in the Valley Falls Park lot. Trail heads north crossing Bolton Rd, then westerly to a small pond before turning northerly again and eventually looping back easterly joining the yellow blazed Belding Path trail then south to rejoin the blue blazed Shenipsit. Much of this hike parallels the Tankerhoosen River which meanders along in the most tranquil of fashions. An easy to moderate hike and a strong recommend.

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