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Nice trail for a light walk. Pretty short, and good for young kids and those just looking to get out for a non challenging walk for fresh air.

Very nice trail, one of the better ones I've been on. Great views and a couple nice water features. Trail maintainers have done a great job, you can tell they are actively to working to repair the few washed out bridges and blow downs from the flooding this winter/spring. I started at the trail head at the Visitors Center and went south. Next time I will go north 1st and get the hilly section done with fresh legs. The road walking was a little unnerving, but only lasts a short while. Trail was very well blazed, would be tough to get lost.

walking
1 day ago

This is a MUST SEE spot, especially for the sunset on the Solstice Steps! Cool view of downtown as well! Playground, pool, picnic tables, sand volleyball, baseball diamond, etc.!

trail running
1 day ago

This paved trail would be great for a leisurely walk or bike ride. I made a two hour trip to run this path and it's side trails. The Quarry Rim Trail has some great views of a limestone quarry. The Chestnut Trail has some serious elevation gain with a decent view as payoff. You can access both trails from the main paved path. The wet bridge area has suffered from flooding, so it was extremely muddy when I went through. The Main Parking Lot is paved with quite a few spaces and a bathroom. The West Parking Lot is a small gravel lot off the side of the road. The area is well maintained and I would recommend if you live somewhat close. There is nothing spectacular here, but it's a nice little area to explore.

Great hike around the lake!!

Nice short hike with lots to see! A boardwalk covers most of the trail and leads you to the water or to an observation deck. Great place to hike at sunset.

Nice trail and boardwalks. Several opportunities to walk and see the water. Trails were severely flooded.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice loop trail that has access point to the water. Saw some deer and a creepy abandoned building as well.

it was cool: lots of trail options, but you can still tell your in a city.

backpacking
2 days ago

I purchased the guide for this trail at least 8 years ago, if not longer. Never got to go before a left the country for a few years. Finally, went last weekend. Really enjoyed the trail. It's much longer than the 9 miles on the old guide, but the topo map on this site seems accurate. The hiking app on my phone came up with just shy of 14 miles.

We arrived at the trailhead by the cemetery just before noon (after missing the turn on Shay Ridge Road because Waze didn't load enough maps prior to losing cell signal, so we had an unplanned visit to New Matamoras). There were already 6 or 7 cars parked there, but there was still space for at least one more after we parked.

We took the counterclockwise direction toward the cave and natural bridge. The vast majority of the trail was in good condition with few muddy spots. The trail had been improved since my guide was made with switchbacks replacing what had previously been straight up the hill ascents or descents. This added about 1 1/2 to 2 miles to the trail on either side of the campsites in the middle. It seems like we saw a couple of campsites within the first couple of miles. There were several near the midpoint. There were also several on the second half of our trip, so while we hiked about 7 miles before stopping, it appears that there are options for that distance +/- 2 miles regardless of which direction you travel.

We had decided that we didn't want to mess with pumping or purifying water, so we had driven down and around to TWP 427, which is shown on the AllTrails map, and dropped off a 2 1/2 gallon jug of water there. When we hiked back around to that point, we passed one small campsite and stayed at another that was near where we left the jug. TWP 427 was passable with a Highlander to the point where the creek and the trail cross the road. We may have been able to cross the creek, but I was just caching water and didn't need to risk getting stuck. While were we camping there, a group of two Gators came down the road after dark. We also heard at least one go up the road in the morning.

While we encountered 4 groups on Saturday, we didn't see any when we hiked out on Sunday. There are a lot of sites with past or current oil wells. While it isn't shown on the AllTrails map, there is a section of trail that we encountered on the second day, that starts at the summit above TWP 427 and follows an dirt road. It was sort of boring.

It was a good hike. Would do it again.

good trail cliffs, water falls, little bit of road walking, greats views of the lake. trail is more like 12.7 miles. 4-21-18

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is very flat and could easily be done in an hour. Some places are muddy, but overall a pretty and easy to follow trail

hiking
2 days ago

good hike only hard part about it is the somewhat uneven terrain and some log/stream hopping but a beautiful waterfall. I'd like to see it when it's going full volume!

trail running
2 days ago

Muddy, obstacles, and awesome!

Pretty boring trail. more of a horse trail (mowed grass path through a field) then anything else. it was fine, but nothing exciting.

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail in a small nook in Chillicothe!

The river was so pretty
Falls were somewhat underwhelming
The hike back was hard ! Good workout to climb up

a little confusion with signage. we took "short loop" instead of "Boston trail". trail l is named "Boston run trail". this caused a double back and we didn't complete the "Boston run trail" for this reason.

Took our grandson who is 22 months old today. We had a blast. would recommend this trail.

walking
3 days ago

It’s nice, lots of wildlife, would recommend

A great hike that has some hills but beautiful scenery and views too!

Make sure you go past the "End of Blue Hen Trail" and out another mile to the even better falls. Even today with all of the rain and snow lately the path was fine, but the water level was a bit higher than normal so we had to find alternate path.

A bit difficult (in comparison to other paths around) and muddy but an awesome trail!

hiking
3 days ago

Solid trails with great scenery. Minimal wildlife but good otherwise.

Awesome hike! FYI - A potion of the trail takes you behind the ski resort.

great for a run, boring for scenery.

Great hike with our 6 year olds. Good variety of trail surfaces. But what are those brick structures in the second loop? Trying to find the answer online.

Some elevation change and nice views.

Great trail

3 days ago

Beautiful hike, but some parts smell of the sewer and be prepared to encounter a lot of people, sometimes smoking along the way.

on Dogwood Trail

3 days ago

Awesome views, but a bit more involved than just a simple trek. A variety of trail settings (beach by the lake, uphill, trail through dogwood trees, next to the river, rocks, streams), and a great workout!

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