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Horn Coyle
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Hiking

6/14/2020. R. AMC. Awesome trails. No one but 2 bicyclists. Great exercise. The rocks, roots and skirting the mud puddles in the trail made it more of an obstacle course than a hike but we loved it. Forests and ferns abound.

Melissa Lindenmuth
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Janice Starsnic
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Hiking

We went clockwise from the parking lot. A lot of water on the track. When we got to the creek it was too high to cross so we did an in and out. Not sure of the creek conditions in dryer weather but I would want water shoes and hiking poles to cross unless the level drops dramatically in dryer conditions.

Scott Kramer
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BackpackingFloodedMuddy

Trail conditions were very moist.

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Hogan Devlin
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Hiking

Is is a relatively easy trail to hike. I hiked it clockwise And about 4.5 miles in I lost the trail which was supposed to break right so I stayed on the Homestead Trail and completed the hike. Beautiful forest near a very nice reservoir. It was after 2 1/2 inches of rain the day before so the trail was mostly marsh and water.

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Jeremy Smallwood
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Excellent trail, well marked. Family of 5 completed in 4 hours. Would love to know more of the history surrounding the homestead.

Scott Kramer
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BackpackingMuddy

Great trail for an early afternoon hike. Completed it in about 3 hours.

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Horn Coyle
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Hiking

3/21/2020 R. Nice hike. Not many views. We parked in the lot but there is no map listing trails and no trail marker for any named trail on the post. Standing facing the building we took the Faust trail to the right. At some point we were standing on the trail head. Confused but we continued walking. We came to the start of the red trail. We went straight. We finally cams to a marker that said dark woods trail. We took that. The we took the big mountain trail homestead trail. Ponds trail back to the parking lot. On the ponds trail there was a really cool green pond and a brown pond. We also found clumps of tadpole eggs in the creek we had to cross.

Bill F.
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Hiking

Love this trail! pass it twice a day on the way to and from work, and has become my gym for the last year. so many different variations depending on your mood or schedule. yesterday we parked in the Weiser Office paved lot, and went immediately south on Faust Trail, which gives you a neat rocky spine to walk with the Aristes / Centralia windmills visible on the next ridge to the south. exiting Faust, continue east until you get to the Big Mtn trail marker and then continue east along the ridge. it gets interesting and rockier until it meets up with State Game Lands Connector, where you can continue straight towards Ringtown, or take a left to the top of Ponds trail and back toward the parking lot. earlier in the week, I took the Big Mountain trail to the east, expecting to get a nice view into the Ringtown Valley, but surprisingly, it does a u-turn and heads back west. here you can go back via Pond Trail, easy and downhill, but the real payoff is to continue on Big Mountain to the west, where it drops down to the LiTTLE waterfall and bridge. from there its probably just a mile uphill back to the parking lot, but we like to meander along the little stream instead of the wide access road. for the very fit and adventurous,.stay on the rocky Big Mountain trail west of the Bridge and SMALL waterfall to get a longer and more difficult but rewarding hike, which dumps out in the Pines on the northern side of the parking lot you started in. you can make this loop anywhere from 2 to 5 miles, staying on the top of the mtn, it can be over 6 if you drop down into the eastern side of route 42 on Homestead. only rated it 4 of 5 stars since the trail names seem to repeat no matter if you are on top of the mountain or not and in either direction, probably named 100 years ago! enjoy!

Justin Ziegmont
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Mountain bikingClosedFeeMuddyRocky

Trail is closed at point where I turned around. They are doing construction. This trail is hard as it is straight uphill for about 1 mile. Wouldn’t recommend to the average hiker.

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Miles Cerra
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Jay Mihoch
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Tony Cartledge
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Hiking

A nice walk in the woods, though trail easy to lose where covered by leaves. Walked nervously, as we learned. Half mile in that it’s also a hunting area and we heard several gunshots. A warning at the entrance to wear orange would be helpful.

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Jimi Crispell
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Hiking

obviously I drove in my car 4 miles b4 I saved this lol but I like it little roaring creek is cool as heck .camped over night and was a fun 3 mile hike

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Melissa Whitesell
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HikingMuddyRocky

Loved this trail, had no idea it was here. Will definitely be back to explore more of the trails. Went off this trail a few times to explore boulders (my husband's a rock climber lol) but didn't have any issues getting back on track since the trails seem to lead back to where you need to go. It was pretty muddy in some spots but we did get rain yesterday so it wasn't unexpected. Definitely check this one out and have fun!

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Taryn Wilk
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Amanda Ballengee
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Hiking

Great trail for young ones! We took our 3 year old and dog and they both ran a good part of the way. We walked the Dark Woods Trail which starts at the back corner of the Resource Management facility to the Ponds Trail which we hiked for a short distance before heading back. Even in early spring this is a beautiful trail with the abundance of hemlock and pine trees. Our dog enjoyed a dip in the creek. Would have appreciated some simple maps of the trails to be available at the trailhead but the trails are well marked and it is fairly easy to find your way.

Jimi Crispell
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Hiking

real cool trail close to home . I'll be back

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Kathy L.
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Hiking

The trail is rated as easy but the 4-mile loop I did was quite rocky in sections and early in the season a section was icy. Nice variety. Ridgeline view, small pond, a couple of streams. All trails are blazed red and not all intersections are marked but they all connect in some manner. The trailhead for this loop is immediately behind the southwest corner of the parking area for the DCNR building. It begins with the Eagle Scout Faust Trail which connects quickly (.7) with the Watertank trail which runs along the ridgeline. This is the rocky section. This intersects with the Ponds Connector trail in approx a mile. At the bottom of the connector bear right onto Ponds trail and the small pond is about a quarter of a mile to the right. To loop back you hop onto the Homestead trail/Big Mountain trail. Two small creeks along the path. Stretch that is icy into early spring. Trail exits behind the DCNR maintenance building into the northeast side parking lot

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Melissa H.
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Wonderful walk thru the woods. Had a great time-

Jaclyn Kressler
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Hiking
Sean Grimm
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