Single track switchbacks up the mountain. Good views even in the spring/summer when there is greenery. Fairly tough hike up. There is an actual gravel parking area now too that has 10 spots. As others have said the trail head is just a few feet up the paved driveway across from the parking area.

Very pretty nature preserve, lots to see. The trails are all relatively easy; some grassy farm road and some single track off road. As a preserve there is a lot of vegetation, tall grass, insects, and wildlife. There are several access points to the river and creek and some nice views. It is a lowland so don’t expect overlooks. That said there are still some beautiful views and lots of nature to see. There are several “shortcut” trails you can take to make the main loop shorter. The historic farmhouse adds some interesting history to the area.

Beautiful trail with perfect terrain and elevation for a great workout and magnificent water falls.

Great for strollers, bikes and scooters. Beautiful walk. Well maintained.

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7 days ago

We hiked this in the early morning cool rain today and were all alone. I gasped aloud upon seeing the waterfall. As we approached, it was hard to tell where the rain ended and the waterfall began. It felt like a dream. If you aren’t hiking at sunrise in the mist, you are missing out. But then again, don’t bother cause we like to be alone out there. Happy hiking everybody.

Quiet trail in the morning but picked up some as the day wore on. Went with my mom who hasn't hiked or anything in a year or two. She did fine but will be sore. Well maintained trail.

Well managed and shaded the entire way. Steady incline all the way to Williams pulpit where we saw a family of rattle snakes under a rock.. they didn’t stop us from enjoying the mountain view though. Only passed 5 people total.

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rocky
10 days ago

This was a great trail, we took our 1 year old pup for her first hike and she did great. It was 80 degrees but perfectly shaded and along a couple creeks so it wasn’t too hot at all. About half a mile (steep-ish) uphill is Albert Mountain with the fire tower and I definitely recommend going up there to check out the views. The only thing we had trouble with was finding the route back to Rock Gap once we got to Big Springs and finished with Albert Mountain. We had a decent amount of cell phone service so we were following our GPS on this app and still couldn’t figure it out so we just went back the way we came.

This is definitely a great starter backpacking hike. We did it over three days - started at 1 pm on Friday and ended Sunday at 10 am. My mileage at the end says 24.5 (including a jaunt to the spring at the top of Standing Indian Mountain). The mileage is definitely most off in the first section to Mount Albert going clockwise. I logged 6.9 miles instead of 5.3 where our campsite was located on the map (a bit past the summit). Second day was 12.4 miles from the campsite to the summit of Standing Indian. And then 4.5 back to the parking lot on the third day. Surprising amount of campsites at the top of Standing Indian. Very few at the top of Albert. There was a beautiful site about 0.25 mi past the fire tower that would be a way better place to stop (it had its own outcropping with benches and a gorgeous view, was secluded from the trail, and is about 0.4 mi before a water source.) The view at the top of Albert was obscured by dense fog due to storms. The Long Branch trail could use a lot of maintenance and much better markings, but was overall manageable. Wish there had been more views, but the elevation was pretty gentle overall, and there were generous amounts of campsites and water sources. Would do this hike again once my blisters heal.

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muddy
rocky
12 days ago

Walked part of Bartram Trail (~1.5 miles) up and back with Mokey. Had it all to ourselves and got out before the storm hit.

I am a functional quadriplegic, having to use a rollator. My rollator has 20 inch pneumatic tires. This was my first “hike “ since my injury. For me the trail was pleasantly difficult. Using my trail app, navigation was easy. I will be on this trail again sooner than later. I would rate this trail easy for people with fully functional legs.

Nice short easy hike! The little one loved the water waterfall and creeks!

It's a nice stretch of the AT to hike, but as an out and back there isn't much to see at either trailhead, so you just turn around at the end. The walk along the ridge has some good viewpoints, but hiking in the spring the trees obstructed some of the views.

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rocky
19 days ago

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muddy
rocky
27 days ago

Trail was good but there are rocks and roots but you can avoid walking on them for the most part. The last steep part before the end is challenging but so worth the view when you get there!

Me and my boyfriend did this this weekend. Started Friday afternoon around 2 and didn’t get back to the car until Sunday afternoon around 3...For the most part we really enjoyed it. We just aren’t exactly sure what trails everyone else took for it to be only 20.4 miles... for us it was 26.7 miles..

Trail conditions we’re great. Whoever maintains this section of the BT does a great job. The hike to the view is kinda steep. About 34% grade. the view at Williams Pulpit is worth it however.

Open trail! Happy to be out during this social distance season. Hiked on Sunday afternoon, April 26th. Trail in great condition!

It’s a ridge trail. Some really nice trillium patches. Green vegetation sparse at the top; a little preseason. Steeper inclines from both ends. Couple small River tributary crossings on strategic rocks no problem. Water hole for dogs. Apparent previous fire damage; coming back alive.

Mostly shaded and a steep incline to Williams pulpit. Stopped for a breather a few times with my pups. Such beautiful views! Careful for all the roots...

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Watch out for bikes!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great surprise! Didn’t see this on All Trails, just found it. Very nice falls. Recommend for a good easy hike.

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