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blowdown
over grown
1 day ago

I went with the intention of running the trail. Faded blazes and blow downs led me to give up on that idea about 2 miles into the Wolf Creek section. However, I did enjoy that side of the lake better than the east side where I found the trails to be boring because of the lack of views. It’s funny, both the best comments and the worst comments in the reviews I read about this trail turned out to be true. In spite of my criticisms, I’ll return to hike here again. However, my next visit is likely to just be an out and back on the Wolf Creek Trail.

hiking
blowdown
19 days ago

nice day hike.

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blowdown
over grown
2 months ago

Fairfield, Tempelton Creek, and Woodland trails ,all overgrown.

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blowdown
bridge out
over grown
2 months ago

Trail in much need of clearing. Poorly maintained.

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blowdown
over grown
2 months ago

good moderate trail overall, a lot of overgrown vegetation on the wooded side. needs maintenance

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blowdown
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

We will never do this again. Not maintained well.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail and beautiful views. Get after it!

Couldn't find the cutoff for the loop so we just walked to the boat launch and back. Not a lot of wildlife but tons of butterflies! Trail is a paved road that's becoming overgrown. About 8 miles total on the paved trail.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

doesn't appear to be well maintained. some trail signage on the road would certainly help find it

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was in great shape this morning! Started in the dark with a headlamp, but didn't need any artificial light because the trail is that blazed. Hands down my favorite trail to catch the sunrise over the reservoir. Oh and you get to hike an ancient earthwork...

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over grown
3 months ago

Great morning hike with plenty of wildlife. Came across several deer, turkeys, squirrels, and raccoons. The Eastern part of the loop is a nice, three mile paved road that gets the legs warmed up. The western part of the loop offers plenty of free hiking opportunities due to several downed trees and the overgrown veg. Definitely will be back in the fall when it starts to die back. Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, If you go on the long loop today or tomorrow, you can thank me for clearing the spider webs. I saw a deer and few squirrels. It has a nice view of the lake.

wolf Creek side not marked vary well. if it's your first time backpacking you may not want to attempt. has a few creeks for water but depends on the the time of year your going if you want to filter from the streams.

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muddy
6 months ago

Went on this trail since we were camping in the park. It rained the day before, and during the hike so very muddy conditions. Went on the short loop bc of the weather but it was still a nice hike. First part of the trail is through the woods and up the hill/mountain. The last 1/2 mile or so is along a service road that is grown over, but still a nice walk. Sun was not shining and it was chilly so being uncovered wasn’t a problem. Not too bad of a shorter hike.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great trail. For its length, the elevation change is moderate, not many marshes except for one long stretch, nothing overgrown yet, but parts of the woodland trail will be by late April. Water was also on at the blue hydrant near the road on the Templeton Creek trail area.

There were some marshy places. Some blazes have faded. Looks like an ATV has made some trails that can be confusing. It's a long hike but there are some places one can take a "nap". FYI.

hiking
7 months ago

It is early in the year but many parts of the trail are not marked well. Several parts I was GPS hiking with this app. There are two water crossings that appeared to have had bridges but they are gone. The water was knee deep at one and with temperatures in the 30 I had to add some road mileage to get around it. I called the park prior to ask about problems like this and was told the trail was “fine”. If you just want mileage this hike is fine. I think it is too long for no back country camping to be enjoyable.

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blowdown
over grown
8 months ago

Disclaimer: I did not complete the whole 8.3 mile loop due to time constraints. (Late February, 2019). The east side of this loop is a lovely walk down a paved 2-lane road that is now closed to traffic. Halfway north is an old parking loop, from which I bushwhacked down to the Adena Trace trail. It would have been nearly impossible to spot the trail, except that it is adequately blazed in white, with occasional aluminum trail markers. This is a pretty trail that could use more attention. It’s quite overgrown and involves some ducking and straddling of blowdowns, and also involves numerous crossings of small ravines/streams. I would classify this as a “moderate” trail and not “easy” due to these difficulties.

backpacking
Tue Nov 06 2018

Loved this trail... halfway through I got to catch a couple fish and make a meal... I headed back just before it got dark. There were some elevation changes that would make this a moderate trail but the last leg of it mellowed out and followed a ridge. Good times.

hiking
Fri May 18 2018

Western portion of trail is overgrown, making it difficult to follow trail in spots. Muddy portions of trail is due to rain runoff on hilly portion of trail. There are several small streams that cross trail. Have to wade across Templeton Creek. There are concrete pillars in place for crossing creek. Several of them have been washed away. Your feet will get wet. Spotted various type of wildlife, frogs, turtles, rabbits and of course squirrels. There is also a nice stand of pine trees that give the trail a kind of magical feeling.

hiking
Wed Oct 18 2017

My first impression was disappointing. The path began as a access road with ruts and rocks, or so I thought. Once I reached the point where the long loop & short loop separated, the path became an interesting one person width path that wound through the trees and very near the lake. I did not see another person on the trail which gave my Husky time to grab a drink about half way through the long loop. The trail was a blast and the changes in elevation kept it very interesting from a physically challenging point of view. This will definitely be a staple of my trail walking with the dog!!

Sun Sep 03 2017

My wife and I hiked the long loop today after a rain. Kicked up two deer. Saw a large school of fish jumping, which attracted birds. Picked a ripe paw paw. There's also an indian mound at the end of the ridge. We didn't see a single other person, except for those in power boats roaring across the lake. Not a bad day, although our legs were covered in burs. There weren't a lot of great views on the trail. For that, it might be better to go after some of the leaves fall.

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