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pleasant hike. trail turned into road and parking lots but all in all nice

do not try... unless they groom the trail. at one point it was probably a nice walk but went today and it is completely grow over and lost the trail less then 10 mins in. Definitely has poison ivy growing in it so we turned around and went somewhere else. cute playground and picnic area attached for activities, and lots of people were fishing but no trail to hike.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
16 days ago

Really enjoyed our first trip down this trail. A few fallen trees, but they just added to the fun.

Many controlled burn areas near Cave Run Lake. no good places to camp at this end of the trail.

Great Lake views, I would call it a moderate trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. I always use the trailhead beyond the volleyball nets. Not as exciting when it hasn't rained in awhile. Worth the mud to see the waterfalls.

Nice hike to have with a young family (6 & 9 y/o). Trail is not difficult but does have a lot of rocks, roots & downed trees on the trail. Having a walking stick makes your footing a little more sure but isn't necessary. Waterfall was really cool especially seeing as you can get behind it.

pretty odd. It is just a gravel road going by an open field. I do not do hikes with open fields, landfills, or junkyards so I turned back around lol. Would not go back by myself nope nope nope

trail running
1 month ago

15:05 mile coming back.

walk

My 8 year daughter and I absolutely loved it. Perfect trail and scenery to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of the outdoors in the area.

Muddy today because of rain last night, but all-in-all it’s a good hike. Easy to moderate hike with little elevation change. Its close to home which makes it a good option for a quick outing when time is short. Only possible downfall is some traffic noise within the park which is only as annoying as you allow it to be.

We loved this trail. Very nice. It was still cool’ish. The anacondas and grizzly bears were still hibernating. Thank God. I left my Iron Man suit at home. The creeks are a blast to look for rocks. The waterfall is very beautiful. We will definitely be back. Bring sandwiches!

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail to three very special scenic bridges and a lot of rock formations along the way.

We are SO glad we checked this trail out! Kids 7, 13 and 15. There were a couple trees down blocking the trail which made it more fun to climb over. Neat waterfall at the end where we hung hammocks and enjoyed the beautiful scenery!

Beautiful trail, dirt path was clear and had several other little trails you could go off on to get closer to the large rocks. There’s a shallow cave to look into. Waterfall is beautiful and a stream the whole walk. Kid friendly, dog friendly! Will definitely go back!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of downed trees but made for fun obstacles. Beautiful trail with variety of terrains and elevations. Able to view 2 series of waterfalls and hung out at the last one for quite a while. So tranquil. Highly recommend during this time of year.

Short and a good day trail, has some beautiful views that were worth the 2 hour hike

I really enjoyed this trail. On my Fitbit it was 1.8 miles round trip. I would rate it moderate because it gets rocky and there are some slopes the closer you get to end. A beautiful waterfall awaits you at the end. If you like to fish, I suggest taking your pole also. It is very isolated and not many people around if you like solitude.

snow
1 month ago

Fun trail to hike. The waterfall is small but the rock formation it falls out of is beautiful. Great for pictures. Easy quick hike. Only complaint is the trail isn’t marked very well. However, it’s still easy to follow because you can hear the waterfall.

Not bad for a urban trail. Nothing special to see, but fun to hike.

Pretty area with a nice waterfall and pretty rock formations. It can be a little busy at the parking area to the falls, but if you don't mind no trails, you can hike the whole lake and won't see people. Hard to do close to Bowling Green. Definitely go.

hiking
3 months ago

Short and easy. Nice view of waterfall after a good rain.

rough neighborhood, not a lot of traffic. today was kinda muddy, and didnt have much time, so didn't go too far. ill be back to check out the lake loop though. I imagine that the summer could be pretty gross down here.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
over grown
3 months ago

To be frank, there really is NOT a hiking trail here. I can’t imagine why this is even listed on All Trails. We walked around .4 mile along what the map listed as trail, alongside the river. The river is very pretty but the hiking is no good. The “trail” looks more like a deer path, very grown up and turns into nothing but heavy woods and brush to get through at about .4 in. I do not recommend this as a hiking trail because well....it isn’t one.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice hike to get the blood flowing! I imagine the views of the lake will be really nice when the leaves come in. The trails are a little scattered and not marked well, so there are some fits an starts, but it does get the mileage up!

Enjoyed the short stroll we took along part of trail. A very pregnant couple taking wedding pictures beside creek. Had a nice chat, told them we would be celebrating our 60th anniversary this year and wished them a long, happy life together.

We have trekked this trail multiple times and still question if we are going the right direction on occasion. It's a beautiful trail otherwise and in am sure we will hike again, being from the area.

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