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This is quite the popular lake, busy with partiers and boaters/fisherman. I started the trail in the primary parking lot going clockwise around the lake. I saw maybe like 20 people during my hike. The trail itself is very nice. But then I got around almost to the end and you come across the campgrounds. Where to go then? I didn't really like trudging through a busy campground very much. If I were to do this again, I'd do an almost full loop, turn around and retrace the other direction.

Nicely maintained trail with light traffic. I had a great time hiking here!

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Hiked whole loop with wife and two dogs. It was very nice and the puppies loved it.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

walked the whole trail. I wish there were better views of the lake otherwise it's a nice walk.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

I hiked this trail nearly everyday last summer so it holds a special place on my heart! Especially great for a night hike, especially during a full moon.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The hike is easy and it's a well maintained trail. The scenery is okay. Light foot traffic and peaceful.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fun and easy trail around the lake. When I hiked this trail, the trail was pretty muddy and had several down trees that my friends and I had to climb over, but we still had a lot of fun. After our hike, we relaxed at the beach!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Beautiful trail around the lake. Amazing fields of wild flowers. Well maintained trail.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This was our warm up hike to get the muscles loose:) it was beautiful out at the lake.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

First trail of the year, fun and easy enough for the whole family.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

First trail of the year fun and easy enough for the whole family.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Relatively easy 6 mile trail. Slight elevations and gravel type trails mixed with grassy trail make this a fun 2.5 hour day hike. Follow up the hike with Stand Up Paddleboards around the lake for an hour and you're ready for rest.

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Very pretty, quiet, easy trail (aside from the noises of the boaters in the lake). Great experience for novice hikers looking to stretch their legs!

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fun place to hike with our daughter who was just 1.5 at the time. It was a warm March day, so we decided to hit the trails.

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Monday, August 10, 2015

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Saturday, June 30, 2012