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very challenging climb to start the trail (unless you go the other way) but worth it. peaceful forest trail with a mix of trees and undergrowth, a few views through the trees but nothing wide open.

Pretty easy up until the top, when it gets a little more challenging, steep, & narrow. Super quiet, especially up on the Charcoal Hearths section. Hiked it with my dog and we had a great time. Didn’t encounter any other hikers, but saw lots of awesome trees, fungi, and rocks.

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1 month ago

There is a lower spur off of Birch Run Road that is not depicted on this trail map. It is the best part of the trail. We started from the lower spur and hiked clockwise to the upper trailhead and back. If we were to hike this again, we would start at the lower spur and hike counterclockwise. There is a convenient access to the Knob Run creek where you can take a quick dip after the hike. Very refreshing.

Steep walk up both sides of the trail, flat and easy once to the top. Not much to look at except Pine trees, but nice and quiet.

Nice flat trail along the bottom and top, but the up and down on either side is deceptively hard and narrow.

on Rocky Knob Trail

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1 month ago

Some decent views of the other ridges and the reservoir. Hiked clockwise, a couple of short steep sections but not too bad. The trip back to the top proved to be a workout on this hot and humid day.

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1 month ago

Started hike at N. end of Reservoir at parking lot on Birch Run Rd. Recommend taking the shoreline trail (not dam access road ) to dam's end where Abigail starts. Climb is easy. At trail's end, we turned left onto EUB trail and followed it down to the dam access road. The EUB trail was quite pleasant, but I rate Abigail 3 stars as it has no vistas, no large outcrops, is a near dead zone for deciduous trees and most annoyingly, it meanders for no discernible reason. The meandering is not based on bypassing geographical obstructions as there are none. I'd recommend any number of fabulous trails in Michaux before this.

on Rocky Knob Trail

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2 months ago

It was ok. It has one view that overlooks the reservoir. Expect to go up and down in elevation. We did counterclockwise and the return part was grueling at times.

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2 months ago

Beautiful, but it should be noted that if you cut off to the right at the fork in the trail. And that it really should be reclassified as hard coming back up the loop from the water is actually very difficult. If you want an easier hike you must go clockwise as someone else recommended.

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3 months ago

The section from Long Pine Dam Crest is a gradual incline with some rocks but not very difficult. The ridge winds in and out of shaded regions and more open ones. The best time of year is probably late summer because almost the entire route from the bottom of the hill to where it crosses with the EUB trail is covered in blueberry bushes. Early July seemed about two weeks too early. Took the EUB trail back to the parking lot and 1) was glad I didn't hike up that way because of the steep incline and 2) the tall grass had grown up on that section which needed to be beaten back. There are small signs which say it is rated "most difficult" but I would not characterize this trail that way.

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4 months ago

Hiked the Abigail Trail near Long Pine Reservoir today. Started at the small parking area on Birch Run Rd and hiked down beside the reservoir until reaching the dam. Crossed the top and began the trail. Nice easy ascent then flattens out on the ridge. Nice mountain laurel everywhere. Path is easy walking with smaller occasional rocks. Several open areas. We missed the turn needed to complete the loop and instead continued North until ultimately cutting over to meet Birch Run Rd again. Will definitely repeat.

Nice steady up and down

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7 months ago

Very entertaining trail. The sights and views are amazing and exciting. Not too many steep inclines but definitely a bit of leg work necessary! Took us about 2 hours to complete.

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7 months ago

Nice easy hike. Dogs allowed on leash.

Beautiful trail for a quick hike. Interesting history in the area as well.

We do this hike in January and it’s always a nice first hike of the year. We do this hike clockwise so coming back is just a long gradual climb on a wide trail. Next year we’ll do it backwards.

Nice trail, 1 decent view if the leaves aren't too dense. This trail does have a few spots where rattlers lay right off the trail, keep am eye out but not something to discourage doing the trail.

Good hike, a little confusing around the maintenance building.
Really didn't care for walking along the highway though.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Great trail. Pretty rocky in parts (like the name applies) make sure you stop at each numbered marker and take in the view. The overlook and caves were awesome to see. It's well marked with orange blazes. If you continue through the loop onto the yellow blazed trail, you can get to the reservoir.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

I found this trail to be more easy than moderate, especially if approached from the south. The springs and rhododendron groves at the southern part of the trail were gorgeous. Most of the loop section is somewhat boring. While not listed on this site, there is a short trail that follows the shore of the reservoir which is beautiful and fairly easy.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nice little well marked Trail.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Pink flowers everywhere were gorgeous! The overlook shows a view of the lake, but you can't see much else. If you take a right at the starting fork, the climb is a monster.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Well kept trail, easily marked. Good views, nice hike.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

counter clock wise at the fork for a more "strenuous" hike, take the lower spur to beaver trail and wrap back to rocky knob.

I loved this trail. I did the charcoal hearth walk. It was challenging, but a lot of fun (I should mention that I'm 5'3" and weigh about 240, don't judge!). I would not recommend doing this trail after a re entry rain, it is slippery. This would have been a 5 star trail if there had been a view. But it is a really nice walk in the woods.

Day hiked this shit a few years back now. Great views and elevation

Monday, November 14, 2016

only did about 1.5 mile out - just wanted a nice walk in the woods. not much to see on that part, but pretty woods.

This was my first time. Was more then I expected. Will definitely be go back for more.

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