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3/23/19 Low 60's mostly cloudy with peeks of sunlight.
The Woodbine trail. 2miles..
Nice trail. Clean trail. Low elivation. Sights: There's a walk bridge crossing a wet weather creek. An intresting line of Sweet Gum trees just after the bridge. Little spiky gumballs everywhere. Make sure you pay attention to the trail markers because it intersects with the equestrian in the bike trail. Keep on the blue trail. There's a cool old Rock Bridge you can walk under right where the hiking trail merges with the bike trail and just before the hiking trail splits off from the bike trail theres an abandoned restroom house. Otherwise its still early spring theres not much plant growth except a few. Grassy patches..

Supplemental: I'm new to this app. I love it already. But i got one complaint so far. This is the third time writing a review of this specific trail and it was only successful because I wrote it in my note pad first. The app kept resetting and everything I wrote was gone. Frustrating..

great trail my son and i hiked it. He is three and had no problems with the trail.

Nice short trail with kids and/or dogs. Pretty view of the valley at the turn around point of the loop.

Nothing wrong with it...just not memorable from all the ones we have done. Hard to find trailhead from parking area.

Nice trail man.

6 months ago

Great for kids

the trail was so overgrown I had to turn back halfway

Easy hike. Elevation gains were very short or very gradual. No rivers or bluffs. Nice trees. no flowers in July. Hike got confusing as it crossed many other paths. Having a map was very helpful.

Good beginner hikes. Some elevation change but not difficult. Light traffic for a Saturday morning. Clearly marked. Lots of shade on this wooded trail.

The parking for this trail is directly off of Olive. There are maybe 7 parking spots. Even though this trail was very short, I spent about half of the hike following dead-end trails which was frustrating. It is very peaceful and doesn't look like it gets a lot of foot traffic, but the trail follows right behind someone's backyard. It is very well-shaded and has decent elevation change for such a short hike.

9 months ago

Easy. Pretty. Not many views. Quick trail.

I love these two trails. Both are loops and allow you to go straight from one to the next if you want to keep hiking. Dogwood is much more difficult than woodbine. I recommend good foot wear as the trails can be quite rough. Trails are almost entirely wooded.

This trail needs some markers to stay on path. There were a few times we followed what looked like a path and took to a dead end. Some areas had overgrown weeds/plants etc. It was a decent hike for a beginner like me.

10 months ago

Knocked these two out today along with the equestrian trail. Saw a lot of wildlife on the trails with deer, lizards, chipmunks, turtles, and a skunk that wouldn’t let me pass for some time. Take away the skunk and the three dozen or so webs I ran in to and the hikes were a great way to start my summer vacation from teaching.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Would rate this 3.5. Well marked. Not too wet even though it had rained for 2 days. My dog enjoyed the walk. Will come back in dogwood season.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Definitely recommend you take a photo of the trail map as you enter the park. We had trouble finding where to find and start the trail even with this map, but we made it. It was a good hike, but it isn't one that we will definitely return to. We did both the green and blue loops.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nice short hike!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

nice trail for me and my dog. not very challenging. well groomed.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Quick and easy. Well established trail and well marked too. Perfect for my aging dog and the younger one too.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Short. Best in Fall.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Dogwood Trail is beautiful, my favorite of the two. We took the little path to the spring; will definitely return for hikes in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Nice collection of 3 or 4 different hikes here at Babler, each between 2 and 3 miles in length. Can string them together for longer hikes.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nice short trail.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

trail was in good condition. the bugs were bad though. kids had a good time.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Quiet, low traffic, beautiful trees. We thoroughly enjoyed!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thursday, June 01, 2017

short with some big hills. kid friendly

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trails are in great shape other than a few trees have been blown down across the trail, but you can climb over them.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Both trails are easily followed and easy to walk. You can take a break in between the separate trails. We followed the sign to a natural spring on the Dogwood trail. We saw families with toddlers and dogs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

great hike!! Car broken into mid day on a tuesday

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