It was quite a nice day out and there were many people on the trails. With the Grist Mill trail still being Closed I have mainly been HIKING the Howard County side of the park. The only problem for me is that there is only a few entry points on this side. I either go up and start by the Swinging Bridge or I start at the New Ridge trail extension. The old Ridge ( Waterbars ) trail-head is in ruff condition and is very hard to read with all the leaves on the trail. It's always wet and very rocky. The Valley View trail is super nice this time of year because you can now see the Valley as you go up. The Ridge trail is straight over the top but the Valley View raps around the outer edge of the hills.