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Well maintained and clearly marked trail for the 2.5 miles out I traveled on the trail. Moderate amount of traffic last Sunday in the middle of the day. It's December so I didn't see any unwanted bugs (I sprayed on deet as a precaution before starting), only a cool stick big in the parking lot and a small snake on the trail. I think I walked by hunters at one point, there was a pick up truck in the middle of woods one second then gone the next. Trail was pretty flat, only a couple of slight inclines or steps made of logs, and several plank "bridges".

Wonderful trail around a beautiful lake. It was a bit wet; I suggest wearing water proof shoes. If you take canine kiddos, be sure to bring a towel for drying after finishing the trail.

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22 days ago

I was getting trail fever and this was the closest trail where I live. Knowing most of the terrain I wasn’t expecting to be wowed, but the distance is nice. If I ever get bored and want to build my hiker legs up it’s 10 minutes away. However, I went in May of 2019 and I had a yellow jacket or two annoy me the entire distance and back after I had got a few miles in. This would be better to hike in colder weather for such reasons. I wasn’t able to find the old bunkers. I wasn’t using a map either, so I might go again soon for that reason. Most of the other trails around the coastal regions here are really short in distance (probably more scenic). So this is moderate for people in the area who are trying to build stamina and train.

We enjoyed the trail and will be back again. Just wish the trails were clearly marked. Met a few people on horseback and some didn’t seem happy we were on “their” trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little trail. Spent about an hour just exploring down the river and relaxing. Would be nice to camp at. Took our 5 month old in his front carrier backpack. Cold, but beautiful fall colors made it a nice morning hike.

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bridge out
1 month ago

A group of 9 of us hiked 4 miles in and 4 miles out. We did 2 miles of it in the dark , this is a beautiful and well traveled trail. There is an area with a bridge out and you must cross on a downed tree .

hiking
1 month ago

Nice long walk through the forest. However, after 2 miles you have seen it and could turn around.

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bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

This trail is a beautiful walk through the woods, but there are parts that split off onto other trails without any signage. Without the app, we wouldn’t have been able to stay on trail. Lots of banana spiders along the way. Ended up turning around about 2 miles in as it was pretty overgrown and we had already pulled some ticks off our dog. Ended up pulling two ticks off myself later on the walk back. Some spots pretty muddy as well. Would love to go try again after some trail maintenance!

Nice walking trail for fall and or spring. We had to park at the primitive camping ground and walk around a gate. I called the office and okay’d it with them. Once you cross the dam there is another gate. Trail is sign posted.

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bridge out
over grown
1 month ago

I arrived at the trailhead about 8am this morning. It was about 65°. The trail is in good shape. One of the bridges was replaced with a log and ropes, and a couple others weren’t in great shape. Entirely passable with minimal adventure. Around mile 3 it got a little overgrown from reduced traffic. It was still passable, but I couldn’t stop thinking ticks and chiggers were going to get on me since I was wearing shorts. (No ticks found). I walked around the lake to add a little distance before the return trip. I’m glad I did, there was a nice pitcher plant bog on the backside. The campground had a couple “residents” that looked like they’d been there a while, but appeared harmless. On the return trip, I took one of the forestry roads for a change of scenery, which turned into some off trail time. Google maps shows the road as the trail, so the trail wasn’t where I expected it when I turned back to it (rookie move, I know). The forestry roads aren’t marked, but the trail is well blazed and simple to follow. I didn’t see another person on the trail until I was almost back to the trailhead (3/4 of a mile out, I passed about 10 people). Maybe because it was Sunday morning, maybe because it was Cruizin’ the Coast, but I loved having the trail to myself for 14 miles. Saw one (non-venomous) ribbon snake, a couple lizards, a sad turtle trekking to find a new body of water to inhabit, and a few pileated woodpeckers. No bugs today with it being so cool, and dry.

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rocky
2 months ago

Great trail, well marked. Large rock formations big enough to take shelter during rain. We hiked after receiving about 2 inches of rain overnight so the waterfall was flowing pretty nicely.

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rocky
2 months ago

This trail has some great scenery. I’d recommend it to people with dogs and anyone who likes short trails that aren’t totally flat.

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blowdown
bugs
2 months ago

So let me start by saying I really enjoyed my 2 hours on Richardson Creek Trail. I used to mountain bike these trails when I was a kid and they were in peak condition. It’s sad to see them in the condition they are. With that said the trail is still very rideable. There are still some fast sections that flow well there are still some tough climbs. I ride it on 10-5-2019. The temps were good. I ride slowly because there is a lot of over grown brush and quite a bit blow down. Honestly with a bit more use and a chain saw weekend the trail good be in good shape.

Well maintained, forested trail. Has several linked trails so you can customize the length of your hike.

This trail is not closed. The Tally’s trail is closed (yellow markings). We did cut the trail and walked the creek bed for a 1/2 mile.

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blowdown
over grown
2 months ago

Really nice trail. Just needs some TLC.

hiking
2 months ago

App useless - no links for camping nearby- deleted

hiking
2 months ago

Great weather, Nice hike. Patchy Oak canopy and full sun Pine. Easy comfortable walk definitely bring H2O. I will agree with an earlier post from another hiker. We did run into some interesting people most were very nice and were knowledgeable about the unmarked trails. However when we ( me my wife and my daughter)returned to the very small parking lot, some douche bag taped a cigarette but to my daughters driver side window and wrote liter bug on the window. I did have a cig before I started ( I know it's gross) but When I was don't like I always do I stomped it out and placed into an empty water bottle in the back of the vehicle. I'm just glad I didn't walk up on them in the act. This story would have a much different ending. I will say the drive to the park was nice and the park is beautiful just be wary of your neighbors in the parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Unfortunately we only went to the lake. A simple 5-6 miles. The lake is small, but we did catch bass from it. Camp ground is nice, however some interesting characters do show up. Fairly shaded, plenty of scenery. Watch for exposed roots. Planning on doing a full hike to POW Camp soon.

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bugs
2 months ago

Bring Deet 100%. Do full body check for ticks when you get home. Deer flies will make your life hell, so apply repellent liberally and often, especially on back of neck and ears. Trail is well defined and maintained. Boy Scouts do good work on it to trim back brush, etc. If you’re the morning hiker you’re going to eat a lot of spider webs, so bring hiking stick or trekking poles. Whatever you think you need for fluids, bring an extra liter! Seriously!

hiking
3 months ago

several other trails cross this one. not clearly marked. sections closed. many ticks. not miserable but a high maintenance hike.

Trail is stunning. The rock formations are beautiful and you definitely can definitely see how this may have been an ancient hunting ground for thousands of years. Trail is fairly easy and generally well marked. Really enjoyed this one!!

hiking
3 months ago

Open year round. Adult is $3.25. Tiny but nice/interesting enough.

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rocky
3 months ago

I would recommend checking this out! Nice clear cool water. The falls create a relaxing environment. You can wade and cool off in the creek. Plenty of space to set chairs and hang out for a while. We enjoyed our short visit; will be back with the dogs and spend a little more time. Park closes at 5:00. I wish they would stay open longer since it doesn’t Get dark for a few hours.

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