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hiking
9 hours ago

hiking
10 hours ago

trail running
10 hours ago

It's steeeep but it's worth it.

2 days ago

Easy trail. Plenty of space near falls to get in the water. Completed with my 3 & 5 year old and no complaints from then.

Not to hard can see falls from parking lot

hiking
2 days ago

With the river flooded this trail was one of the only options. It offered an easy stroll along the boardwalk. Ideal for birdwatching and observing the swamp ecosystem. Not very challenging but peaceful all the same.

3 days ago

Was only 4 miles out and back when starting from the visitor center. Well maintained and marked trails, view from atop Brown Mountain was limited, but still, a nice hike through a pleasant forest. Good way to spend 2 or 3 hours, 30 minute drive from Lake Wylie / Steele Creek area.

trail running
5 days ago

nice, better to go first to TR and then do the ridge... so you can avoid all the people

Would of given a 5 star rating if the boardwalk was open.

walking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

This was my first real hike. I almost didn't go because some of the reviews talked about how difficult it was. I went with my mom and sister, who have also also never been hiking. We're all in very good shape, so I think that's what made this easier for us. I think if someone wasn't in shape and they've never been hiking, some parts would be extremely hard for them. The first mile and a half was pretty easy. After that, it gets very steep. The steep parts were difficult because I also brought my dog. It was hard to climb slippery rocks while she was pulling on the leash from excitement. The views at Governors Rock are amazing, and the summit is even more breathtaking. I heard someone say the summit is about 320 feet more of elevation once you hit summit rock, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. The description here says it's 2,300 ft but the sign at the summit says 3,100. We hiked about 20 more minutes or so before we hit the summit. We started our hike right at noon, and with a lunch break included, we were back in the car by 4:30. Incredible workout, we were all very tired at the end of the day.