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Pretty trail, easy and well marked up until the second bridge. Trail markers fell off around this point and we spent a decent amount of time trekking through marshy woods looking for it. Funny enough, met up with another couple who also got lost/couldn’t find the trail markers. Save your shoes, and just turn around after the last bridge. Overall nice for fall colors though!

Beautiful trail in the fall. It is a bit difficult to find but worth it. You have to go around a gate and the sign says something different.

great scenes along the river, the bridge the boy scouts built is awesome!!

walking
3 months ago

In the spring it is crisscrossed with little ephemeral streams, the river view is almost constant, the budding trees are spectacular, and there’s very little noise pollution from the river.
However come summer, most of that is negated and it basically becomes a walk in the woods with a loud aquatic highway running next to it.
Not bad overall though

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk with a buddy! It dead ends at the ‘turn around’. It’s nothing but mushy marshland, but you get a different perspective on the hike back to the beginning.

took my son for a Day hike. We saw three Pileated woodpeckers, a kingfisher, a group of ducks, a handful of chickadees and nuthatches. We also saw a pair of red tailed hawks and heard some red-breasted woodpeckers. very nice Trail for down and back, like the previous comment we lost the trail in the mud at the turn around so we made our own.

hiking
11 months ago

Trail is named something different at trailhead. Lost the trail in the mud somewhere around the turnaround. Otherwise great hike secluded from human activity.

walking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great dog walk!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great short hike. Trail is well marked until the turn around.

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

Great hike! The trail is well marked and the river is beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was well marked until the 2 mile mark and then it was hard to see the trail.

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015