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great place.

Amazing trail:) was perfect weather:) a few spots were difficult to detect the trail due to leaf cover, but definitely a favorite. Awesome rock formations and lots of creek crossings too:) great time of year if your into mushrooms. Took my 11 year old dog on a leash and with about 3 breaks to soak in the creek she was good to go:) a few pretty steep sections but still a nice easy mild trail:)
We parked at Glady Trail Head and made the loop starting on the trail at that camp spot, it hooks up to the FS road to Leatherwood, came out just a few camping spots down towards the lake from Glady:)

I don't know if it was just really wet right now or a lot of the time but we only made it in about a mile before winching out the 2nd time and turning around. IF it were dry it might have been pretty fun but this special blend of mud all but immobilized me. 3" Lift, 33" mud tires, Rear diff. locked usually gets me around very well.

The trail did not run beside the creak, about 10” from the trail there was a rusty old barb wired fence, and the waterfall at best was 2’! We would not do this trail again!

5-star view at the end of the trail, but I’d give the rest of the trail a 3.5. Very easy, perhaps a little boring. But we’ll go again for that view!

22 days ago

i absolutely loved this trail! the veiw is breathtaking & i love how it gives you options on where you would like to go, you could easily go at least 4 different ways. very relaxing, also i did not see another hiker!

Great trail other than the road walk from the Marina back to the lodge after already walking 8 miles. One of the better marked trails of been on in Kentucky.

I have been riding this trail for over 20 years. It is a fast trail with some good jumps and bigger hills to the south and quick rolling hills to the north. We love it!

Wish I had my water shoes only complaint, water was high crossing streams. Fun trail perfect tranquil time in woods!!!

trails are in awful shape

Easy trail, actually a road used to access fields around the lake , well maintained. No markers and no gps or phone signal. Very secluded and a great place to swim or fish. Many places to get in the water if you search off the beaten path a little

hiked this for the first time today with my daughter. the trail is a little grown over in some places and very open in others. starts out pretty flat for a while then came the long uphill climb. very well marked. we had a great time hiking this trail. very muddy in some spots due to horse traffic. would hike it again.

could be a really neat trail but hilljacks on horses have brutalized it.

on Collie Ridge Trail

2 months ago

Hiked this trail for an overnight camping trip with co-workers from work. Trail is well maintained, with road and gravel sections. Camp ground was very nice and the hike was ok. Once we got set up in camp we spent the afternoon exploring the area and nearby creek. Lots of horse traffic on the trail - causing a few muddy patches but most of the horse riders were considerate to us as we always stepped off the trail for the approaching horses. The campground has horse tie outs, one tent pad and an installed fire ring. There was plenty of nearby downed wood for the night's fire and the nearby creek had good filtered water. All in all it was an enjoyable weekend but there are better trails with better scenery nearby.

The directions through All Trails (free) took me to a trail used primarily for horseback riding. I only hiked a portion of it. I’m sure it is a great trail on a horse, but not so much for hiking. Dodged a lot of horse s#!+. I believe there are other hiking trails at this Wildlife management area, but didn’t have time to search for them.

Nice trail. I do most of my hiking in the west so nice change of scenery for me.

This isn't a trail. The majority of the route around the city occurres on major roads with no tree cover, where there is a constant stream of cars flying by. Breathing car exhaust by busy highways is not my idea of a trail. To make matters worse, Concord street has numerous houses with loose territorial dogs, so this "trail" is extremely dog-unfriendly...

2 months ago

between trail marker 3 and 4 there is supposed to be a look out somewhere. I didn't find if. nor did I fine trail marker 4 or 5. I was at 6 before I knew it. didnt set out to hike the whole loop but I don't regret it. hot day, good hike.

Went today and absolutely loved this trail!!! By far one of the easiest trails I've been on. The waterfall was gorgeous!!! Did see one snake, but that is to be expected. There was a couple gorgeous horses where we parked and they let the kids pet them. Beautiful scenery!

Beautiful scenery! Trail markings were a little confusing and be prepared to see evidence of the horses that are allowed on the trail.

off road driving
3 months ago

Makes for a great day of riding!

I'm a dog lover. Every time I take my dogs out for a walk, I see signs telling me to clean up after my dog. Whenever I go out for a hike or backpacking, I see signs that say leave no trace. Why is it when horses and riders use a hiking trail they have the privilege of leaving their droppings throughout the trail. The horses walk through a muddy area and obliterate the trail. This was a beautiful walk. The weather was great. Beautiful little falls about 1.5 miles in. It rained earlier in the day, but I spent more time stepping over piles over horse manure than dodging mud puddles.

Nice trail but not clearly marked as “yost Trail” along the way so you have to figure out which trail to take that is included in the 10.6 miles. We ended up doing 11-12 miles. Not much elevation. Some downed trees that were a bit difficult to climb over. But my biggest dislike was so much horse feces on the trail, unable to avoid and all over our boots.

There were lots of muddy spots to traverse. We were hoping for a trail that looped. Sadly, this was not one of them.

Good trail. My mileage was closer to 10.9.

The trail is over grown in the summer and I was only a mile in and I had already found 21 ticks on me. It’s pretty but not worth it for the ticks. I have been in the fall when they mowed down the trail and still had the same issue of ticks.

I agree with other hikers that this is definitely a horse trail. Very difficult to walk on the path due to hoof imprints in the ground. There was a nice small strip above the lake, however, where horseback riders aren’t allowed. We didn’t go down all of the way due to storms, so I’m not sure how the rest of it looks, though. Probably won’t go back, but it was a quick getaway hike within short driving distance.

Follow the creek past the falls and it is beautiful, I walked the creek all the way down,and took the trail back. The trail does no justice to how beautiful this place is.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Horse trails, very muddy, starts flat with some hills... very run down park.

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