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Wide, well-maintained trails. Lots of changing conditions to keep it interesting. Good uphill climb.

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3 months ago

Everyone remeber if it says its best later in the season. The reason is because it's overgrown and all that dies later in the year. I have noticed those comments on alot of the later season trails.

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off trail
over grown
3 months ago

the first part of the trail up wasn't bad as far as the trail. at 1.2 miles in you definitely are trekking up hill for a while. the second portion however was completely overgrown. we ended up turning around a mile in. the tree/trail makings became sparce in some areas and I just didn't feel it was safe to continue.

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4 months ago

This trail was not well marked and quite overgrown. It did not live up to expectations.

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blowdown
over grown
6 months ago

The trail starts out nice, but once you cross a small creek and start up a hill, the trail nearly disappears. There are no blazes. There is barely a discernible trail to see. Eventually you top the hill and head down. Though it’s obvious the trail heads down, once you get there, there’s no direct or obvious way to go. Had I not seen the post for the Wasson Spring and the side trail that was next to it, I would have backtracked to Blakey Road. Once I found the spring, finding ten connector to Sweet Root was easy. This trail needs work. Bad. Taking a machete is a great idea.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

this trail is part of the mid state trail. it follows along a riverbank with lots of amazing moss and different kinds of spiders. It was like a magical fairy land. My favorite hike the season by far! I followed this on to other sections of the mid state trail for a nice full day hike.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

In August 2017 I found the trail to be grown over with mountain laurel and small trees.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

On 8/23/17 the trail was overgrown and not well marked. Take a machete.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

This trail can be completed as a loop which totals 3 miles. From the parking lot, pass through the gate at the northeast end of the lot and turn right onto the Mid-State Trail. Follow this decent and cross over Rt 326 to the beginning of the Garlic Trail. At the top of this trail, turn right to follow an old logging road to Blankely Rd (gravel) and turn right. Hike a short distance to scenic vista then turn left and then right to join ATV trail. This section follows the ridge and ends up back at the parking lot. We loved this trail and would hike it again. We saw much wildlife including a wood turtle, an orange salamander, and a wild turkey hen with her six chicks.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A beautiful trail that follows a shallow stream with many rock step crossings.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Gorgeous trail that my sisters and I hike regularly. Never get tired of it. If you make the right at the top of the garlic trail, then follow the gravel road from the top it will take you to the lookouts that ive pictured!

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