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Great for a day hike.

Nice and easy

Fun trail. Make sure to start at the trailhead on the left of the parking lot. makes the stairs not so bad. Knights Ferry trail is almost completely grown up so we didn't get to see a lot of the river.

Nice easy looped hike, the trail was well maintained, and clean. It would be a little too easy/short for an experienced hiker.

Really easy loop-trail, you can’t get lost. There were a ton of spider webs crossing the trail when I went. The ‘scenic lookout’ view was completely covered by trees. The view from the gravel parking lot was pretty cool

Wear long pants. Pretty trail, a little confusing at times with side trails. No spectacular views. Dog friendly; they loved it.

Nice hike, but couldn’t get close to the river because of thick sticky fresh mud. Trail was a bit muddy in spots. Beautiful views though!

This is a great trail for a quick hike that most people should be able to enjoy. It has some great views of the Palisades/Cliffs with an overlook. From the overlook, you can hear a waterfall to the West if the creek is running. There is good signage and the trail is very easy to follow.

hiking
Thursday, October 26, 2017

love this hike,right behind where I live

backpacking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the scenery. Could be more navigation signs posted. Easy to follow trail until you get close to the end. There are a couple large decline on the trail. Over all good trail!

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It's a good hike but sometimes the trail can be really overgrown so keep that in mind before you go. I've actually lost the trail before when going closer to the river. But it's a pretty area and doesn't get that crowded.

not a bad trail, I didn't see anyone on it until I was back at the parking lot. I wish I would've also gone on knight's ferry I think it's called because that goes to river. I got to see a couple deer also!

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

A very pleasant yet engaging trail. Not too crowded, and plenty of deer and birds to spot.

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Easy trail and nice views but you can hear a lot of road traffic.

hiking
Friday, February 10, 2017

Nice easy trail. offers good water views. Dogs aren't allowed.

hiking
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

slippery when wet! info failed to mention "no dogs allowed"

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Wonderful trail I've hiked many times. Beautiful scenery!

nice walk.. beautiful scenery..

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Beautiful hike today! Just a few slippery spots, but overall perfect.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Great hike!

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nice little hike...

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Quiet, fun little hike. Truly slippery when wet and muddy however!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

very slippery when damp

perfect length.

trail running
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

great trail. 1.94 miles around then 2.10 miles back as I added in the Knights ferry section. shade the whole way. rained heavy night before so lots of mud. saw one person the whole time. very lightly used. easy to follow with the orange tree markers.

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This trail was great from my 4 & 5 year old daughters! They had a lot of fun and made it through the whole trail with a minimum number of breaks which was great for their very first trail!

hiking
Friday, March 25, 2016

Lovely

Nice walk on a good trail.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Just finished hiking on the trails. The view of the river and the palisades was breath taking and was enhanced due to the fallen leaves. I would definitely recommend this trail to everyone. There are two things to note as they apply to me: (1. This is not stroller friendly, so leave it at the car. (2. If you have little ones keep a good eye on them some of the parts of the trail are very steep and some of the footing can be difficult. Over all I am extremely satisfied with this experience.

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Just ran the trail last night and enjoyed it. For trail running, it's pretty technical with some really good climbs. For hiking, my family and I love it!

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