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I hiked this trial on the 19th of April. Very steep path, certainly between start and first 1.5 miles. Certainly after 2 miles it gets less demanding. At Governors Rock faced a lot of wind but enjoyed a lot the view. The overlook on top of Table Rock is magnificent. Fantastic view over the massive forests this region has. Definitely worthwhile! All in all this can be a tough hike for non trained persons. I started the hike at 11h30 and got back at the entrance around 14h30. One can do it in half a day. Great to have this hike checked of off my to-do-list. Greetings

Steep on way back up so use energy wisely.

Decent outing with the kids with minimal difficulty.

Well kept, easy access to the "greenway trail". lots of wildlife including alligators, ducks, birds, & turtles! Kids love it!! Nice picnic areas. some places to fish

walk the greenway daily. well kept. dog & kid friendly. friendly people on trail most of the time! Lots of deer & other wildlife!! Different places that you can park & access!

on Swamp Rabbit Trail

trail running
1 day ago

Was busy but beautiful scenery and nice people! Did a nice run and can’t wait to come again.

hiking
1 day ago

This hike, in my opinion, is an ideal day hike. It has it all: a timeline totally doable in a half day, interesting trail that is well maintained, and amazing views from the top. I hiked this on a Wednesday in April, starting at 7:40 am, and reaching the summit in a little under 1 hr 40 min. I hiked with my favorite hiking companion (my dog), and we had a great time. We didn't see a single person on the way up, or during our 50- minute stay at the top! We had GREAT views from many lookouts on the huge summit. We started our descent a little after 10, and got back to the car at 11:30. We were taking our time on the way down, as I had to negotiate my dog down the steep rock sections at the top, and he had to sniff and pee on a lot of things. So overall trip time was 3 hr 50 min, but only 3 hr of that being actual hiking, with 50 min at the summit. For planning purposes, this hike was not particularly difficult if you are a semi-regular hiker and in decent shape. However, if your idea of a "hike" is something like Yellow Branch Falls (3 miles on flat terrain through the woods), then this may not be the hike for you. Would not recommend for inexperienced hikers, individuals who are out of shape, or those with joint issues, due to the steeper sections of the trail. If you are in good shape, you should get a nice little workout doing this. Overall, a great view and experience payout for relatively low time investment. I will certainly be going back!

As Everyone says... Very difficult, but worth it! It had been on our to do list for years. Don't care what anyone says, it's definitely harder coming back down. Great feeling of accomplishment for casual hikers.

Beautiful trail with water view. One steep hill at the halfway point that can be avoided by retracing your previous steps (steep hill at middle of loop/ water overlook).

hiking
3 days ago

I love walking here so much diversity and its the nicest flat hike in the state. Great way to get someone started hiking to bring them here.

great bicycle ride

Great easy hike to a pretty waterfall. The the connection spur to the waterfall is unmarked but well established. It ascends rapidly at the very end. Take your time and the view will be well worth your hard work.

Pretty little hike, kid friendly. We started at trailhead off Nicholson Ford Road. The gravel road goes on for a while, but it eventually dead ends at the trailhead. Follow chatooga River trail until it branches off left to Liklog Falls, and Pigpen falls. From what I understand, Pigpen falls is off a side trail.

Absolutely stunning waterfall to look forward to at the end! Very strenuous hike, however. Completely uphill, with tons of rocks and roots to watch for. Entirely worth the work to see the falls, though! :)

hiking
4 days ago

Took my baby out on this trail today in his child carrier pack, we had a blast! It took me about 2 hours to go the loop. There are a few rocky parts and one area where you have to step over a small wet weather stream on rocks. The beginning of the hike is nice and closed with trees and undergrowth all around, but the East part of the trail really opens up nicely.

We parked @ Sloan Bridge and hiked to Burrell’s Ford and back. Consider doing the reverse if you want the more moderate hike the first half and don’t mind driving down the gravel road to Burrell’s Ford to start. Spectacular Spring day. Chattooga River was rushing. Fresh, new green growth and wildflowers abounded. Sections with lots of roots but others covered with easier pine straw. Great views along the way. Trail well maintained.

Great hike! Tough trek but the view atop make it totally worth the torture. The app underestimates the actual elevation gain and loss. The app’s elevation map stars the trailhead starts around 1200’ and the summit is around 3000’ which would put total elevation in the 3400’- 3600’ range and not the 2600’ listed. In other words it’s more difficult than you might think.

Absolutely loved the view of the river. It’s a well shaded walk/ hike. It’s an easy to follow with beautiful views.

It's tough. ... ps. Don't fall over the chain. it's a long long way down.

It's very fun for beginner.

Great trail. At 3 mile area you get a good view of creek.

walking
6 days ago

First time visiting today. Lots of wildlife which, as a photographer, I really like. Lots of places to sit and wait for that next shot. Will definitely be back.

Beautiful day for a hike yesterday. gorgeous trail, well marked and mostly clear. The is up and down a little but not too strenuous. Watch for

So great!

Just hiked to the highest point and back. Great afternoon hike.

hiking
6 days ago

First time hiking this trail. I did get lost on Natureland Trust. It looked as if there had been a lot of rain previously where trees and rocks were washed down on the trail in some spots; however, I did find an amazing view of the waterfall. Be careful on Natureland Trust Trail-easy to loose markers in spots. Fantastic group of trails-especially Natureland Trust. Definitely NOT for children. You will need hiking boots. From advice here, I took the strenuous paths first and do recommend that! I did #11 to #12, #14, #13, back to #11 and parking. With my off the trail excursion, around 9 miles and it took me around 4 hours. Will do this hike again!

So close to home! Always enjoy the trail and the beautiful falls!

Great quick morning hike. Trail down to the waterfall is narrow, so be careful.

trail running
7 days ago

Nice little trail along a small river. good for running, hiking, or walking. Connected to several more trails in a nature preserve on one end and some on the other end as well. Good for an afternoon running or exploring.

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