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Part of the hike was along a road and around a lake. The walk along the lake was pretty. The wooded part of the trail was nice too.

Great trail for a short walk

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muddy
1 day ago

took this trail from great george trail just to add miles and see views from other side of river and not to do the full out and back on george trail..made a nice loop from meadow to george to ferncliff..lil muddy from snow melt but nothing major

hiking
1 day ago

nice trail to hike! pretty clear to follow and there was some decent uphills. ties nice into great george trail

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rocky
snow
1 day ago

We only saw 2 mountain bikers over this hike. No other people! Creek crossings are a little precarious, but a walking stick will help. Snow made everything beautiful. Dog had a great time running through the creek.

beautiful views, great workout. win-win!

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hike. Close by. Good workout. Not too rocky.

The trail was actually 2.5 miles. More like a walk in the woods next to a river. Plenty of small waterfalls. I'd recommend.

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

I was looking for a loop with some elevation change in the area, and this fit that description nicely. I went up the Mount Joy side first, with a little side trip up a spur to visit the peak, and then crossed over Valley Creek and headed over Mount Misery. Mount Joy definitely seemed like the flatter of the two overall, but both trails were well maintained and marked I stopped in the Park Visitor Center as I drove in to grab a map. They have a nice full park map, and smaller, easier to manage trail map with loops and distances, which was really nice. I always like to have a paper backup with me. No real scenic overlook views to speak of, but it's still a beautiful area to spend a couple of hours.

Easy hike with sparse elevation change. Just a walk in the woods, nothing too special.

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bridge out
icy
snow
1 day ago

Icy conditions 12-8-19

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blowdown
icy
rocky
snow
2 days ago

CRIME ALERT FOX GAP PARKING LOT! I completed this hike on 12/7/19 and I left my vehicle around 10:20 AM, returning by 4 PM to find my rear car window (behind the driver’s side) smashed to smithereens. Another woman returned to the lot and said the same thing happened to her car (I’m assuming she and her partner returned with a different car) and said her purse was stolen. As far as the hike, the hunters made me nervous and although I didn’t have orange, I made sure to wear red and pink to stand out. Some nearby shots closer to the fire road. I saw blood and guts along the fire road which was super unnerving. Just didn’t have the best feeling about this trail. Some nice views towards the latter half, but I’m afraid that the unfortunate incidents marred the experience. Lots of overgrowth, down trees on the trail which made the going slow and a little annoying. Took about 3 hours out and 2.5 back. Total distance according to signage is 14 miles RT, so 7 out from fox gap headed north. The trail was interestingly not as snowy/icy as the rest of the ground. I’m assuming enough people walked on it over the week.

The portion between Rt 322 and Furnace Hill Pk is nice, but there isn't too much to the small loop to the west of Rt 322 (Rannels-Kettle Run). That segment doesn't even really go near the actual stream. Had done the small loop clockwise...the ascent back up to Horse-Shoe trail is a good steep climb. Also, that area seems to be popular hunting spot so would avoid during hunting season.

Had only done up to the 0.5 mile trail that leads up to the radio towers...didn't go any further given the reviews that most are just wide ATV trails (which they are). Wouldn't bother really with any of these trails again to the west of Rt 322 (other side is better). Also, is game lands of course so be sure to where your orange if hunting season...but better yet, just stay away until it's over as it seems to be a very popular hunting area. Blazing on Horse-Shoe trail part is good and there is blue blazing for the small Kettle Run loop part. The rest are unblazed or wide enough trail you wouldn't need it anyway. The unblazed portions were still easy enough to follow even with the leaves off, but are probably pretty overgrown/unkempt during the spring/summer.

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rocky
2 days ago

Most of the Horse-Shoe trail is moderately rocky, but this is still an easy ascent up to the rocks. Eagle rock itself is pretty big and can see a little over the trees for a view on highest point of the one rock. For additional large rocky structures, suggest checking out the brief ascent up the opposite trail right after crossing the stream toward the beginning.

Nice variety in the trail with some cool large rocks along the way. Most of these large rocks are isolated to Eagle Rock and area on other side right where it ascends/descends from the opposite hill. Horse Shoe trail has good amount of rockiness, but the trails on the northern part of the loop were pretty easy (though more narrow and potential to be overgrown in summer). There are many mixed-blazed interconnecting trails in this forest so best to load a route into the recorder in AllTrails app (had to verify several times at different turns)

hiking
2 days ago

While the very end part of this highlighted route is not any kind of discernible trail, I believe the intent is that the further back you go, the more scenic the stream. The 1st 3/4 mile is very easy level trail with only 1 tiny hill and stays mostly close to the stream, but unfortunately the busy traffic from Rt 322 cancels out the nice sound of the stream. Once you get to where the visible trail ends, the rocks get larger, there are some nice tiny waterfalls and you start to actually hear the stream more instead of the cars since is further away from the road. At this point it's walking slightly above the stream on sloped hill to go further up. Not bad in late fall/winter, but could be overgrown during summer.

Had done this after doing the Horse Shoe trail on the other side of Rt 322 and liked this part better. The trail is a little more rocky, narrow with several turns on the hill down to Furnace Hill Pk. I knew there was some kind of food place there, but was not expecting all the goats staring at me as I was approaching the end which was pretty funny. Also, there didn't seem to be any way through the trail to the other side other than the gates at the Pretzel Hut which were closed now. There is also fencing on either side so luckily was not planning to go further anyway. The blaze for the trail is painted right on the gate from the inside.

The trail segment between Rt 322 and Furnace Hill Pike is a bit more interesting than the other side. That part has more variation, passes by Eagle Rock and you might even get some goats staring at you at the very end by the Pretzel Hut (a lot of them). Both sides are well-blazed, there just isn't much to see on the west side unless you are going for the ascent/fitness.

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bridge out
muddy
off trail
rocky
2 days ago

Just finished this hike and it was good but nothing really worth writing home about. You end up on the road for a couple parts of it to connect back to the nature trails. So if the scenic seclusion is what you’re looking for than this trail is not it: it’s well marked. Follow the yellow blazers and it’ll take you trough the whole loop.

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