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hiking
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hiking
6 days ago

Great trail with a great view of Hinkson Creek.

hiking
6 days ago

Good Trail. A little hard to follow. I came in June, and the wildflowers were amazing.

road biking
6 days ago

Great trail for walking, biking, and hiking. Connects Albert-Oakland Park with Cosmo Park. The only major obstacle is a short section on sidewalks.

hiking
7 days ago

trail running
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

backpacking
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backpacking
8 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Very easy hike with well-groomed trail. Some pretty wooded sections, but altogether underwhelming scenery. Good for a very short little jaunt and for walking with dogs.

Beautiful views, great trail to take with older children (my son is in sixth grade) and dogs (we have two labs). Several spots with water where my dogs enjoyed a quick swim. Easy trail but not boring by any means!

Moderate level was accurate. Saw a lot of different plants and trees. Different terrain though out the hike.

Grindstone nature area trail is not a loop, I got to Maguire Blvd and either it's not clearly marked how to continue or you just better turn back. This is about 1.5 miles into the trail. This is after you have crossed under the old 63 and interstate 63, not my idea of quiet morning nature walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike (about .5 mile). All boardwalk with a lot of stairs. Conners Cave was interesting and refreshingly cool (temperature wise). We went on Eclipse Day so there were a fair number of people there. Luckily one of us had a flashlight but more light in the cave would have been better.