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Great Lake view, but kind of a boring hike.
Good place for running hills. The strait trail has rolling hills and is about 3.5 miles from the parking area.

1 day ago

Had to leave the Appalachian Trail due to knee pain on the Downhills. I am Backpacking this area until things get better. 3 to 6 mile day hikes will keep me conditioned so you may see an Old Senior hiking with a Backpack. I carry 13 Lbs. of base weight in my pack and it also helps my back too. If you have a back problem wear a back brace and include a backpack. The pack helps hold your back in a upright position. Nice flat paved trails with a few natural earth cutoffs.

A great place to fish in hidden out of the way waters along the Billy Goat Trail. Some harder parts of the trail where you have to scramble up and down huge boulders so dragging fishing rods and packs can be difficult. Pack light and carry only the essentials. I brought my baitcastong rod one day and on another day I took my fly rod in the small tube it came in and i had an easier time hiking with the lighter load. The work you do carrying the load is rewarded by gorgeous views and clean waters where you most likely won't see another angler all day. Some bass and lots of huge carp if you know where to look. Make sure to bring plenty of water especially when it is hot since the rocks get even hotter while you hike as they absorb a lot of heat from the sun! Not a great place to be stuck without cool water. Also good hiking shoes are necessary as you will need them to balance on the boulders and protect your ankles!

Some steep bits on the AT the view is amazing

Wonderful hike! Look up at the views, especially if you start on section A where they come up fast and are super grand. It's a shame IMO that the final stretch of "trail" ends with a very very long tow path, but hey, at least it's historical and there are a ton of turtles to count.

My husband and I took our grandson here for a fun hike through the tunnel only to find that there was a sign partway there that restricted access to "Authorized Personnel" only. We could not even see the tunnel. We took the detour hike which took us over the tunnel and down the other side but we gained nothing more than a pretty view at the top. A very disappointing day for us all.
Apparently work is being done on the opposite end of the tunnel to prevent rock slides.
Let's hope it is opened on time and we can try again.

2 days ago

Loved it!

I live local,and this was my first time doing the whole loop. The beginning part of the trail is wide, well groomed and flatish. I think of it as an upper and a lower loop. The upper loop is a steeper, moderate hike, the trail is single track and fairly overgrown in some spots. We saw lots of local wildlife, including a turtle, and many birds, and a beaver dam. There was a also a house from the 1800's and a 300 yr old white oak tree to see. I enjoyed the hike!

mountain biking
2 days ago

very moderate trail

Fabulous hiking, biking and walking. Packed dirt ride, mostly flat or gentle elevations. Beautiful views along the river and plenty of wildlife to be seen.