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Very nice,clean and clear paths some hills but then some levels

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful and fun!

mountain biking
21 days ago

Great trail but a few trees down and had to get off bike to manuver. Wear bug spray!

1 month ago

Great views and mostly clearly marked. Found a few washed out areas I had to navigate around. Couple stream crossing. getting wet and muddy is unavoidable but that's half the fun. Mosquito's were really bad at one point. Small tip, when you reach the clearing with the power lines just go down the hill through the field to pickup the trail again. Don't try to go across into the other side and look for a trail only to fight your way through dense picker bushes. Had fun, I'd go again.

great trail, a bit rocky but me and the Roscoe had a ball !!!!

I traveled this Aug 4th, 2018. Bring bug spray, Mosquito's were moderately bad. Trail was outlined with an obviously cleared foot/bike path and the only confusing part was a fork for blue and red. The red had a big tree across it but seemed to be in the direction I wanted so I took that route, it ended up being correct. Lots of little side trails to go down to the water. Only a couple other hikers, mostly secluded, ends at a peninsula on the river. Decent hills at about 45 degrees but nothing crazy. By crazy I mean climbing with your hands to reach the top. Small gravel parking with plenty of room away from the road and the trail begins right there at a small path at the southern corner and is about 2 or 3 people wide. You have to go around a small cable locked entrance.

I had great time hiking this trail, but, lots of mud and bugs. I slipped twice on the trail. Also, great views of the lake and few stream crossing. I saw turtle hiking the trail. Part of the trail was washed away forming crack across the trail. I jumped across the crack.

on Coot Peninsula Loop

1 month ago

Beautiful drive to the hike. Very serene by the lake. Lots of bugs—wear bug spray!

trail out about a mile in due to the rains, blew out a culvert

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, didn’t see a single other person on the trail.

Revisited.

Completed 07/11/18

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. And good views of the lake. So, some people fishing.

trail running
2 months ago

Was running great in the beginning until I went off course. I would rather rely on blazes when running but the course is not marked, so I GPS'd it. The problem is that sometimes GPS deviates and sways away from the way you are actually going. When I was going the right way, I thought I was off course because my GPS was swaying. Secondly, because the course is not marked, I missed two turns that I should have taken, as I was rightfully focusing my attention on running and foot strike.

Another thing about this trail is that the elevation profile may be a bit off. The course description has it listed at 1,210 feet but I ventured about a mile over distance using the posted recording, and I logged only 1,053 feet -- 157 feet less!

This course needs blazes due to the elevation profile and rocky terrain -- one has to focus on that, especially while running. The last reviewer is right. I finished but also found the course a little confusing. Nonetheless, this is my kind of course.

Completed: 07/08/2018

As good as it gets on a calm, clear sunny day (87F).

This was an after work 4-mile out-n-back, where I posted a 2-mile waypoint turnaround. Great 50-60 minute workout.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for running! A little rocky at first, so kind of sketchy but then turns into a nice path. I only remember one real steep incline, most of the trail is moderate elevation changes. Very easy to follow and to find. Plenty of room to park. I did not see a soul the whole time I was out there. Beautiful view at the end of the peninsula, would be perfect spot for a picnic too. Clocked exactly 4.2 miles. Will probably go back regularly, my favorite so far!

trail running
2 months ago

This course features far less miles than I put in the other day, but what a challenge it is for trail running! Let’s just say, “Coot’s got cut”.

The geography of this course is cut rugged and has some rough spots. In a few more words, it is cumbersome, rocky, climby, branchy, and a twiggy piece of work for trail runners — especially at 97+ degrees in summer. Bring bug spray and a GPS, no markings at all. The course makes all the difference (still 5 stars!).

Runners, prepare for a great 600-700 calorie workout, you’re gonna love it! You’ll get your thrills on this one.

Really great challenging training run. The hills are real and the out-and-back provides a rewarding view in a nice setting. Some technical terrain on the up and downs but packed dirt and smooth sailing enough of the time to provide some relief from hills. I did this route and logged 7.6m.

Nice trail. Lots of good views at the water!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a nice trail. My Fitbit put it closer to 5 miles. There is a steep hill that will get your heart rate up. Beautiful views of the water throughout. A little muddy is some areas after the rain but nothing some good sneakers or trail shoes can’t handle. I would definitely do this hike again. Curious how it looks in autumn.

on Coot Peninsula Loop

hiking
5 months ago

This was very easy, not moderate. Not well marked. Use GPS!

Really nice trail that isn't too crowded. Shade is in short supply in Spring, but had a nice summer canopy.

Great hike with beautiful scenery and nice trails

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was really pretty after the last snowfall. Follows along the reservoir for constant good views. Lots of wildlife. Trail is on the easier side of "moderate", but still enough to get the heart rate up. Would absolutely do again.

Has some great hills for running.

trail running
7 months ago

The trail is a little confusing for running. We got lost and ended up turning around some how.

at the end the trail markings were really hard to follow as there werent enough of them. we ended up looping instead of leaving. bring a compass to help with this, my phone couldnt get gps. But the rest is great!

The end has a great view of the reservoir.

Lots of mosquitoes due to some sitting rain water but there was a little breeze so it wasn't intolerable.

Nice hike and nice views of the lake.

While the footing is good, it is a vigorous, rolling hilly trail. You will either be climbing or descending with little to no flat areas. The first 1/3 out is right along the reservoir offering great views as you go up Miners Hill. Once past Miners hill you move away from the Reservoir into the forest. The last one third of the way out has the best views as you trace the top of the ridgeline out to the peninsula point. I did this during the summer, so I believe that once all the foliage falls off in late fall you will be rewarded more for your efforts.

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