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on Centenial Trail

1 day ago

I walked the 7 mile Out and Back trail when very few people were in the park. This would be a fantastic trail to run. The first mile is a wide open trail cut through the tall grass and bushes. The next five miles are primarily walked in the forest with a wide trail. The trail is easy to follow with mile markers every .25 miles. Very flat. Few tree roots on the trail. Great trail.

Lengthy hike with unclear markings. Lost the trail a few times. Only a few high points. Definitely a trail I'll only hike once.

great trail

hiking
2 days ago

trail running
3 days ago

It's a very nice running path. I wouldn't consider it "moderate" though. Easy loop around complete 3.5 miles, you can shorten it if you like by not going around the extra loops. Beautiful scenery.

not too much to explore but was a nice walk!

3 days ago

Very nice peaceful walk/hike

3 days ago

Beautiful, well marked trail. Love the combination of ridge walking and waterfall climbing.

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looks good for biking and walking