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This trail was supposed to be a loop. It ended up being a trail that had a ton of poison ivy and was poorly marked. The 5.6 mile trek turned into a 10 mile trek. The other 4.4 miles were spent being LOST! I got so off the trail that I ended up treking deep into the woods. As it turned out, I was following an animal trail for a while until the trail completely disappeared. I had to turn back around because I couldn't find where the trail led off too. Near the midpoint of my trip, I journeyed into a section of the woods that had recently just burned down. Of course the fire burned though some of the trail and couldn't find where the trail started up again. I was lost yet again. I also came upon a tree that was still burning from the fire. I couldn't do anything about it because I needed the rest of my water for my trek back. A day trip that was supposed to take 5 or 6 hrs turned into a 10hr trip. I was finally able to make my way back to my car by 10pm, in the dark, without a flashlight. I don't recommend this trail unless you want to get lost!
This trail is very deceptive. The first 3/4 of a mile is pretty ordinary and all up hill. Do not I repeat DO NOT give up. Amazing scenery awaits. There is a couple beautiful waterfalls and an amazing look out just off trail. From the look out you can see the river and forest. As you wind down the hill the trail disappeared into a huge cave. Falling from the ceiling was an amazing waterfall INSIDE THE CAVE!!! This trail does not disappoint. And was easy enough for my 5 year old to make it. Take water and snacks make this shirt 2.5 mile hike an all day or at least take your time and soak it all in.
If you start at the camp grounds the cave water fall is about 3/4 of a mile up the trail which is much easier. Also no cell reception.
We went to Bee Rock to hike this trail, but lost service so we didn't have GPS directions to find this particular trail. We did however find Trail 529, it was a 2 mile Hike, there and back and led up the mountain on the Pulaski Co side to an amazing overlook. We highly recommend this hike, although it was a little strenuous uphill to get there, but an easy hike downhill on the way back. The view is well worth the uphill hike.