hiking
over grown
1 day ago

We tried to do this trail on 5/28 but it was pretty overgrown and we ended up turning around half-way. Would recommend pants and closed-toed shoes.

Overall a great little nature hike! And true to its name we saw at least 8 deer. Trail seems to be maintained but we did get a little confused at about the 1-mile mark because you run into a creek with some fallen trees and it’s hard to tell where the trail picks up again. If you just go straight across the creek it, you’ll see the trail again.

We clocked 9.3 miles on this trail - was a fantastic hike. Took us about 6 hours BUT we were a family of 4 with a dog, stopping at creek crossings, picture taking opps, to play in the waterfall and take a lunch! Is not for beginners or people with knee problems - the downs were rough on the knees but over all a great hike if your in shape and used to hiking! We loved the Creeks & waterfalls - we did take Keens and strapped them to our packs - at Bees Creek you need to cross the creek 3 times and you will get your hiking shoes wet so take off and go barefoot or bring some water shoes! Trail was marked really well but I’m going to promote paying for the pro version again so you can see yourself moving on the trail, clock your mileage and keep on track! We even saw a tortoise. Take plenty of water - we have about 70-80 oz each!

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

Great view... decent little hike

me and my wife went on trail yesterday got lost raining g and hailing, went on trying to find our way back ended up bottom of the mountain a mile and a half away from car. we were lost for two hours,lol but we will always laugh about it. all in all a moment to remember. note to self I'll never drive by a pedestrian walking especially on the rain without asking if they need help. nobody helped us. we would have rode in the trunk of a car or truck bed.

Great hike! Highly recommend. There are several water crossings. Consider this when picking footwear. I did this counterclockwise, the opposite of what the app suggests. I'm not sure that way was better, but I did get the most strenuous inclines over with first... but there were plenty more later as well. The trail has several good waterfalls and cascades. If you have two cars, I would suggest parking them a different spots along Beaver Bend Road. One by the new bridge, the other by the place with the kayak rentals. It will save you the roughly mile-and-a-half you have to walk along the road--which is the dullest part of the hike.

hiking
bugs
7 days ago

Went after a night of heavy rains but wasn’t that muddy. Good easy hike to start the day. 6-7 large puddles to jump over- easy enough. You can see the lake from afar most of the way but nothing else too scenic. No wildlife spotted and only saw one other person on a bike.

Nature in it's simplest form.

hiking
8 days ago

The trail has trees.

It has everything a trail needs. Including a thunderstorm of epic proportions. I liked it.

Great little hike in Beaver's Bend State Park. This is a shorter trail but the view is really nice! In my opinion best view in the park so this one is a must do for all!

hiking
blowdown
rocky
10 days ago

hiking
over grown
11 days ago

hiking
muddy
11 days ago

Whew! What an awesome hike! We started from the new bridge by the river, so did it in reverse. It started out with several inclines, but leveled off when your calves were screaming. Most of the trail is along the creek, which you cross back and forth several times. Very pretty trail visually and audibly with little rapids and water falls. We parked in the new parking lot by the river. Some areas were overgrown, but not bad. Our 2 little badass terrier/yorkie/chihuahua mixes did awesome! Only had to carry them the last stretch due to the black pavement being too hot. The worst part was walking along the road back to the car, in the sun after hiking over 8 miles. ****If you start it the way we did, the starting point is to the left of the bridge, if you’re looking at the rapids in the river. *** Looking forward to hiking it again!

hiking
blowdown
rocky
washed out
12 days ago

hiking
rocky
13 days ago

Great trail. Some steep inclines, but a good hike! We brought our 2 small dogs and they handled it like champs! Lots of pretty wildflowers along the trail too.

In all my years of hiking I’ve never had such an eventful hike. Let me start by saying do not park where all trails map shows. Park a quarter mile further down at the new bridge where the big parking lot is. This trail has many steep inclines and declines. If it is slippery it is especially dangerous. The trail is very narrow and on the very edge of the cliff in many areas. I would not recommend for a beginner or for small children that are not experienced hikers. The trail is very well marked in all areas. The entire way. Follow the red hiker til you get to the cedar bluff trail then it turns to blue markers. Now the powerlines: about 2 minutes before we got to the powerlines we met a family that was hiking with a saw and a weed eater. They were tired of the brush so they mowed it completely down to the ground. Now is the best time to hike this trail with the brush gone. Without them mowing that down minutes before I don’t know that I would have gone on through the brush. The trail is very beautiful and scenic all the way around. It has just rained and rained on us during the hike so the creeks were all flowing prettily. That also caused many water crossings. Wear waterproof boots and they still may get wet if you step in too deep. Be very careful if it has recently rained the steep slopes are very slippery. This is by far the most amazing, beautiful, and challenging hike in Beavers Bend. I highly recommend it to adventurous and in shape hikers, but still go slow, watch your step, and be careful.

We did the trail the day after a rain, several little creeks running down the steep side of the hill the trail is on. Some areas you had to go around fallen trees but it wasn’t too difficult. We turned around at the second loop but it was still a good hike, nice scenery and saw several squirrels, at least 8 deer, frogs, and woodpeckers. There is a lot of little wildlife. We ran into two groups of people while hiking.

hiking
17 days ago

The path was rocky and uneven, so keep that in mind. Very quick hike. Loved the scenery!!

hiking
19 days ago

It was a fun trail. I was a little confused because I passed the trail head following driving directions, which took me to a souvenir shop. I drove back to the trail head and started there. Then I had no service and couldn’t pull up the map so I winged it. I followed the trail most traveled. I missed the lookout completely because it was not marked. I ended up at a creek and didn’t know if I should follow the creek along what seemed like a Jeep road. I decided to turn around and head back the way I came. I did find the lookout on the way back, which wasn’t the greatest in the world. Ended up with nearly 1000’ elevation gain, so I’d say it should be marked moderately-hard. Very rocky in some places too. Overall, I had a great time exploring and taking pictures on this trail.

hiking
rocky
20 days ago

Active Family of 4 with dog LOVED this trail. Steep spots so have good hiking shoes! Worth all the time and effort, easy to wind around and explore and find way out to road.

running
rocky
20 days ago

Great trial with beautiful lake views... tough running at times given the rocky terrain but durable if you go slow.

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail and fantastic for a quick uphill jog with appropriate mountain jogging shoes. Also moderately trafficked.

hiking
22 days ago

Very peaceful walk through the woods. Nice stretch along a stream. A few steeper climbs.

on Deer Crossing Trail

hiking
23 days ago

We really liked this trail. Agree with another reviewer that it’s more moderate than easy. A few steep climbs, but doable. Not heavily trafficked, very pleasant.

mountain biking
rocky
27 days ago

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