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Beautiful scenery. Saw tons of wildlife.

Well maintained path with minimal elevation. Lots of shade as you wind thru the forest. Not too strenuous. Great for the dog and even smaller kids. We added a loop and did 7 miles in less than 3 hours. You do have to share the quite narrow path with cyclists which there were quite a few today since the bike park was closed but all were courteous. Saw one pretty green snake.

Great little trail for Mother’s Day. Wife, kids (14 and 12 yo boys), and I went for a leisurely jaunt, followed by a Boone’s Bottom sojourn for an afternoon of wading in Floyd’s Fork. Wx was clear, light winds, and 90 degrees. Trail was much cooler under the forest canopy; it’s covered except for two places totaling ~100 yds. This trail was perfect for some family bonding. Between the two trails, we consumed nearly a gallon of water, but we were not thirsty when we got back to our truck.

Paw paw was nice, but chinkapin meandered with no purpose, no views, and no places to drop your pack and have lunch. I followed paw paw’s lavender blazes 1.2 miles to chickapin after two days of rain- wish I had worn gaiters- trail was very muddy. Took chinkapin’sorange blazes the 2.2 mile loop back to paw paw at 1.5 miles, which was best place for a picnic. Saw two deer, wild turkey, a cool tree frog, a wood pecker, and maybe 10 orange/black caterpillars. This trail has probably 10 stream crossings, so wear waterproof boots. Although it’s rated moderate, I never had to breathe hard nor did my heart elevate into fat burn zone, much less cardio, despite carrying a 10lb daypack. I brought 52oz water but only needed 32- temps were near 80 but trail completely shaded from the clear-sky sun. I do not recommend this trail except for a solo stroll just to get out- kids will probablynot like the lack of vistas and couples will not be able to stop and rest.

mountain biking
18 days ago

Fun trail. Wish it was a loop, but there are other trails to pick up along the way. Does not drain well, so avoid if it has rained recently.

mountain biking
18 days ago

Uh ... so this Trail was marked as easy, but it was straight uphill and then straight downhill. Not many rocks or roots along the trail so it was fairly smooth, just HILLY. I would describe it as moderate.

A easy flat trail. Nice access to Floyd’s fork stream. Very pretty. We went off trail over a tributary and up a steep hill ~200 yds to power line right-of-way and trekked there for a 1/3 mile. Then made for creek bottom again near main road and followed that down to trail head. We didn’t see any snakes nor poison oak/ivy.

Nice trail for walking. Steep in places. Rather long and winding. Map is hard to follow.

1 month ago

Nice trail with a few smaller waterfalls.

Loved it

Nice day for a hike :)

It’s is a very easy beginner trail with wonderful views and sounds.

Even though it’s a paved path it has lots of hills, and in the woods, if you climb the silo at the end it’s 109 steps to the top wonderful views! Turkey Run is my favorite part of the parklands

Had an awesome time on this trail.

One of my favorites!

hiking
3 months ago

Great area, and there are other trails that connect if you want to do a longer distance. Excellent scenery and low traffic.

one of my Favorite sections of the Parklands ! Took my nephew who is 8 we stopped a lot but he loved it

Great for kiddos!

This trail is NOT easy!! 216 ft elevation straight up! Granted we probably took the trail in reverse order but I’m sure downhill was no better. We are very very novice hikers. Certainly understand how to use this app better now!

Easy hike that has little in ways of elevation changes or obstacles to cross. Great for the whole family! This is my go to after dinner hike spot. Have fun.

We took our dogs on a walk. It wasn't difficult terrain and if it were cooler outside we probably would have hiked longer. The dogs enjoyed it. We enjoyed it. Will be going back.

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