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steep, but pretty. avoid visiting right after rainfall or else you'll be sliding back down.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

The person who originally recorded this trail took a section of the orange trail, so I can’t speak to that bit. But I’d say the red trail is more moderate than easy, but not difficult.

So happy to find this trail! Absolutely beautiful

It’s got some nice sections and a good view at the lookout. Not easy for old knees on the steep parts. Lots of moss this time of year. There isn’t really a “cave” on it. I think the Leatherman just camped under the overhanging rocks.

on Campbell Falls

icy
3 days ago

short hike but the falls were beautiful!!

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 days ago

Nice easy trail, nice in February, no bugs. Trail is two loops white and yellow blazes. Lots of archeological sites, with signs explaining them.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 days ago

A bit muddy but a really nice hike! Easy most of the time with a few inclines.

Nathan Lester loop, plus additional hike into Atkinson-Dirlam preserve. Met a man doing trail maintenance out in A-D portion, he said he believes there may be a bear out that way. Just be aware!

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
3 days ago

I did the red trail starting from the pond. About quarter mile in there were no markers for the trail and there’s a big boulder. I had to figure out how to get around that Boulder. Once I did the trail picks up again and they were clearly marked from that point on. Very rocky. And muddy at times. Overall I found it challenging but not overwhelming.

Loop is very well marked and trailhead is right next to the parking lot. For my first time I began by climbing the peak, where there are switchbacks and a straight trail up two or three of the switchbacks if you want to make it a quicker run/hike. A couple of nice views from the peak, summited in about 10-15 minutes. The hike along the descending ridgeline offered a couple more lovely overlooks. The loop turns back at a junction near an idyllic, bubbling creek, but there is a trail that continues further into the woods if you want to extend the trip. The second half of the hike was mostly flat through lines of trees along the length of the lake. There is still quite a bit of mud throughout the loop and one steep area was icy. I will return to this trail regularly! Hiking it casually took just over an hour. Great place for trail runners, if you're into that.

A good trail for start of hiking season. A little muddy in a few stops, easy to get around.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

This is a great loop with the exception of the unpaved hillside - not the end of the works but it is very steep and has many loose rocks. Definitely not something to do by yourself or at an off time. However, the views are amazing and it’s a great workout. Absolutely worth checking out.

The trail to the outlook today was incredibly muddy. But, as always the view is well worth it =)

flooded
muddy
4 days ago

I'm so sad, I went here today and hiked about 20 minutes in and turned back. My phone died and there were too many intersecting trails. I was a bit nervous I would get lost. That first park of the trail though is quite the work out. I'm definitely going to try again!

Visited this trail on 2/24 for a beautiful hike on a gorgeous day. There does appear to need a little upkeep and one or two of the markers might need to be resprayed but otherwise a great hiking trail!

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