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24 degrees and 2 “ of snow on the ground. Weekend. Still had quite a bit of traffic. Good walk not very challenging that many sites, but still enjoyable

backpacking
4 days ago

Awesome one nighter on Dec 2 weekend. Beautiful views. Didn't see much wildlife, although we did see an eagle cruising over Lake Monroe. Last weekend of hunting season, we did hear numerous gun shots in the evening and morning. Encountered one hunter who was processing his deer on the trail. I'll do this trail again, but not during hunting season.

I have hiked this loop many times. If you have a park map, you have to patch the loop together; To acheive the outer loop, you hike 3,4, and 5. At the end of 5, in order to make it a loop, you have to do a water crossing and scramble up and bank to meet trail 6 (or you can do an additional 1 mile road walk to avoid the crossing). Continue on 6 to 7, then meet up with 8 at the north side of the park. Take 8 all the way along the west side then hook up with 2/3 at the southern end (water crossing). I have measure this to be a 7.5 mile loop. I like this hike because it is very scenic and I can do a quick 7 miles in 2.5 - 3 hours

Fun place to hike when you need a break from shopping or traffic. It does cost 5 bucks to walk the trails, but the have bird rescue there and have an Eagle, vulture,some hawks etc...you can check out before you start on the trail, easy walk, great for kids. wooden walk ways and mulched trails derived from deadfall. pretty cool for being the middle of town.

hiking
8 days ago

walked this two years ago in fall with my girlfriend....good memory because it literally "snowed leaves" on us. Crazy they just kept falling. It was quite neat and gave us something to remember. Trail was for most part easy with a few inclines. Saw a buck deer walk right up on us during a snack break. Forest has some dense areas some open, over all nice trek.

trail running
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Coming from California so my rating is probably reflective of that. Enjoyed the walk (don’t consider it hiking really) and it was relatively pretty. Too easy, didn’t find it that strenuous (I️’m kind of in-shape but don’t think this would be tough for any average person). My main complaint is, as others have said, regarding the narrow path- there are a lot of mountain bikers. Everyone is polite but it can be tough to get to the side in certain places. Not enough to view and not enough inclines for me. Also could be longer. Enjoyable though!

hiking
11 days ago

This trail was a nice walk through the woods nothing too strenuous and beautiful views at the overlook about halfway point. Good for beginners and medium seasoned hikers.

hiking
11 days ago