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Aßh Hoang reviewed Blackwater River Loop Trail
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Hiking

For a short trail, I really enjoyed this! It was my first solo hike so I was a little nervous, but I couldn't have enjoyed it anymore. I was so excited to get started that I forgot to put on bug spray (rookie mistake) and I got eaten alive by mosquitoes. It also rained an hour before I did this trail so the beginning was a bit muddy. Will definitely do this one again. $4 parking at Deaton Bridge.

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Hiking

No tracks, tree breaks seen (potentially), saw a deer. Briefly got lost/turned on service road.

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Ray Mercer reviewed Clear Creek Nature Trail
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Hiking

Short but sweet. Makes for a good jogging trail .

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HikingGreat!

This trail was so much fun! The trailhead was hard to find at first- the post is not super visible but we did find it at last. You park on the side and the trail is on your left. The first .60 mile has no shade after that it’s pretty shaded. We hiked 5.12 miles, no bugs- lots of cobwebs so be on the lookout.

Aßh Hoang reviewed Clear Creek Nature Trail
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Hiking

I know it's been said, but the entrance to this trail is before you get to Whiting! Nice, easy hike. Well-shaded with a few trees down along the trail. There's a few loose boards on the boardwalk and stairs so be careful. There are signs stating no dogs allowed, but there's a water bowl at the bathrooms (not accessible at this time) so

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Just to get out and walk this is okay but it's not much to see... pines, grasses, a few flowers. The trail is wide enough for one person only. Some ticks. Exposed to sun but had good breeze.

Tommy Talley reviewed Sweetwater Trail
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Hiking

Great trail. Easy. Boardwalk is pretty slippery, so use caution.

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Mountain biking

I checked out the 6.3mi Blackwater River MTB Trail for a test run at trail riding. Although I was riding a lemon (didnt know just how sour it was until today) I still had a good time. There were a few fun curves, and downhills to speed through as well as a small creek to splash in. Aside from the one steep gravel hill most up hills were fairly gradual and easy to overtake even with my low gears missing. There are some scattered roots and random pockets of soft sand to really look out for but over-all this is a solid trail and intro to trail/MTB with benches you can rest at every mile or so. My one bad takeaway: at roughly mile 6 for the "loop" (I may have missed something so someone correct me if I'm wrong) the trail seemingly ends at a closed off gate and you must bike the side of hwy 4 to the start or turn around to backtrack. I don't LOVE being on high speed roads (been hit by a car while cycling) however i hate backtracking more and it's less than a mile down hwy 4 before you turn onto the road to the trailhead. The road was a smooth & easy finish to the ride as well. As my first trail I'd say that this trail is likely classified as easy, but if you have a lemon like myself it is moderate.

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Hiking

It was a very hot day, 96 F. Walking this trail was a pleasure: once you reach the woods, about 0.8 mi from the trail head, it is shady. The path is covered with leaves. The trail is very well marked - thank you, FTA volunteers! There is a camping site about 1.5 mi from the starting point with a picnic table and a bone fire place. Starting from that point, more or less, you can see the Grocery Creek, but it is not easily accessible. We did not walk the whole distance, but I think it is pretty much the same as the part we covered. Easy walk.

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Levi H reviewed Bear Lake Trail Loop
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Wasn't bothered by any bugs on this trail! Lots of picnic tables by the water. The trail had a tape across the beginning and end with a sign that said there was logging going on, but we were told that the logging is stopped for now, the trail is open, and the day use fees are not in effect right now. We saw another person on the trail as well.

Roy Delee reviewed Blackwater River Loop Trail
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Hiking

Great trail. Short but has a great view the entire way. Feels comfortable and safe bc it is cut often

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Diane Robinson reviewed Bear Lake Trail Loop
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Hiking

Took us 2hours including the loop & back. We started at 10:30, so it was a little hot on the way back. Bring a hat & water. Just discovered 4 ticks, so check yourself when you get back to your car!

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Vanessa Gonzalez reviewed Blackwater River Trail
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Hiking

Not a bad hike, less buggy than any other trail I've hiked in the area. Sunny throughout, mostly young pines that don't provide any shade and fairly dry. Personally not hiking this one again, just felt boring and long.

Debra McLaughlin reviewed Bear Lake Trail Loop
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Closed

I enjoy this hike. It's an easy hike that still gives you a great work out.

Vanessa Gonzalez reviewed Blackwater Park to Alligator Creek
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Laurel Fish reviewed Blackwater River Loop Trail
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Hiking

Great little trail! Did this several days ago, so the trail is definitely open now, even though the app says it is closed. A bit confusing at the start as it wound through a more wooded section, but then it opened into this stunning area with tall pines and beautiful green undergrowth. Highly recommend this as an introduction to this state park.

Chuck Mallett reviewed Sweetwater Trail
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Hiking

Nice, easy trail. About half is a boardwalk which can be rather slippery when it's wet. The swinging bridge is short but nice. Overall, good for a quick walk in the woods. The trail is open from the Bear Lake side but Krul Lake is still closed..

John Smith reviewed Garcon Point North Spur Trail
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Kathy Williamson reviewed Bear Lake Trail Loop
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Bear Lake trail closed due to logging.

Erilim Balula reviewed Bear Lake Trail Loop
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Everything is open. Restrooms are clean and camping is allowed again. Daily use fee has been waived but not sure until when. my 6yr old daughter, 8yr old dog, myself and a friend did this trail today and had a blast! Very well marked and the trail is very clean. Will be back

Brian Randolph reviewed Old River Trail
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Hiking

Well-maintained short clean trail along the river's edge, a couple of benches along the route with River vistas.

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Roy Delee reviewed Yellow River Ravines Trail
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Hiking

I like this trail a lot. Very wooded and the creek is great for the dog. A little campsite as well which is cool

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Monica Schleich reviewed Bear Lake Trail Loop
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Hiking

9 May 20 Great running trail. You have to keep mindful of the tree roots along the trail. Looked like the winter rye grass had been recently put down along the pea gravel with no mud along the trail. The bathrooms were open and clean. And there is no park fee at this time.

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Hiking

Great trail with decent changes in elevation, but nothing too difficult. As most have stated, the beginning starts off unshaded but the trail quickly takes you back into the woods where it’s shaded and serene. My dog enjoyed being able to run off-leash and loved cooling off in the creek. I did find a few ticks crawling on him when we got home so be sure to check your pups after hiking! We went about halfway and turned around hiking about and hour and a half total.

Elizabeth Lewandowski reviewed Clear Creek Nature Trail
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Hiking

Very nature-y! You know you're in the woods!

Brian Randolph reviewed Clear Creek Nature Trail
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Hiking

Good natural trail with an abundance of different trees and shrubs with markers to identify them. Elevated walk over for the marshlands and an actual Beaver dam with a lookout. Plenty of shade, just be careful with your footing the leaves can be slippery even when dry... really enjoyed this trail will come back.

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Bernadette Masker reviewed Blackwater River Trail
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HikingOver grown

Paths are made for only one person wide.

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Hiking

Really loved this trail!

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