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sometimes can be high in traffic with bikers and hikers. very respectful. takes about 2-3 hours to hike.

Good trail for a casual weekday walk. No bikes to worry about. Trails clearly marked.

backpacking
3 days ago

great trail gorgeous view the campsites are directly by the lake! lovely weather. Bring a swim suit cause you are probably going to want to swim in the lake!

walking
3 days ago

backpacking
4 days ago

Parking: Park in the Grubb Parking lot. It's not really a parking lot. It's a giant clearing with gravel on the ground. Everyone crambs their cars into it like a giant puzzel. I arrived at 8am on a Sunday morning. Almost every spot was taken. That's because people were back packing from Friday, Saturday. I was able to get a spot.

Trail. If you take the Grubb Trail to the Peninsula Trail it's about 5 miles in one direction. It took me about an hour and 50 minutes. The terrian on the Penninsula Trail is slightly down hill heading to Monroe Lake. That means it's up hill on the way back. You don't notice the slope of the terrain until you head back.

Camp sites: Absolutely beautiful view of the lake. Breathtaking sunsets.

Swimming: Bring water shoes if you plan on swimming. The beach is all sharp, slippery rocks. No flip flops or sandles. WATER SHOES!

hiking
4 days ago

horseback riding
4 days ago

This is a very nice black top trail. Fishing or canoeing the length of the trail. There are some very nice out cove lookouts that are framed and railed. There are several spots to stop or start on trail. This trail is in town but most of the trail you would not know it.

If you start at the green dot there is minimal parking. If you start at Shady Side Park " black dot" there is lots of free parking and plumbed bath rooms. There is also a very nice playground for the kids and a couple of short paths around the park to walk.

Trails are wide and well-kept. Very easy and scenic. Lots of bird life.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago