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Excellent access. Great interaction with nature. I like the kayaking option at the lake.
Well kept and well marked. Nice trail!

walking
17 days ago

Super easy walk around the lake through the forest, nearby some private homes on one side, and along the lake by some marshy areas. Pretty shaded most of the way.

hiking
27 days ago

NOT CLOSED. One of the more interesting trails I have hiked. Flat the entire length until you get to either end. Lots of wildlife. Boardwalks over much of the wetter parts. Clean and well maintained. Combined with Lake Chapman, makes an easy day hike.

A nice, easy trail with some interesting scenery different from the usual waterfall hikes up in the mountains. East shore is nice and flat and wide as it piggybacks the horse trail. West shore is hilly and overgrown in some spots, and not as well maintained. Between this trail and Cook's trail you can get almost all the mileage for the Boy Scout Hiking Badge.

This trail is fun and easy to ride. Go for a cruise next to the river and under the trees. No worries about cars (although It crosses public streets in about 3 places). Only a short hop up the hill to downtown Athens.

This trail has reopened

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3 months ago

Trail is well marked and in good condition.

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hiking
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