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Great park! The trails are kept you very nicely and have sand gravel for easy traction. No hills so even grandma can come. Make sure to check out the historic sight and come during spring when the canal is filled with blooming flowers.

Easy hike for a picnic or just a stroll and the trails are kept up nicely. Can be a bit rooty at times but otherwise is hazard free.

Super fun place to go check out! I recommend checking this place out while you're blazing the trails along the canal.

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

hiking
3 days 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Loved it. Was perfect for my 2 year old, dog, and myself. We had quiet a few companions that we ran into but everyone was friendly. The falls is absolutely beautiful. We took our shoes off and splashed in for a few before heading back.

hiking
9 days ago

The primary description and map recording for this trail is inaccurate as of 04/12/18. I don't know if it's just outdated and maybe the trail has changed, but it's longer than .6 miles for starters. There is not a map at the trailhead either. I wasn't able to finish it at the time and had to backtrack when I noticed I was way off of the map and wasn't sure where it was going and time constraints. Other than that, it's a decent trail.

hiking
10 days ago

This was a good hike for a family. We have three kids ages 5, 9 and 13. This trail was good all around. We aren’t in the best shape of our lives either. Nice moderate and beautiful location. Well kept trails with breathtaking falls.

Good loop! Kids love playing at end in waterfall.

Challenging hike, with great views.

I don’t see how everyone else reviewed this as easy? My sister and I did this one this weekend and it was a challenging trail, lots of climbing etc. unless we started somewhere differently LOL. Loved the trail and scenery though. Was a great hike!

Nice trail although the natural bridge doesn’t look that natural.
We camped at devils fork and hike this around mid day, there are some really nice overlooks of the lake.
Enjoy!

walking
15 days ago

Giving this one 5 stars because of the views and the lighthouse. It was a nice trail but a lot of my ventures are for photography.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice walk. Too bad for the burn off because it made for a dirty experience and we couldn’t hear and didn’t see any wildlife.

hiking
17 days ago

In the Botany Bay WMA. Beautiful area. Hike to the beach is flat and easy. The beach with the dead trees is incredible. Must do.

Beautiful, flat trail.

Beautiful waterfall. If you do the complete 6 mile trail, I would definitely rate this trail as moderate. My tracker put it equivalent to climbing 88 flights of stairs and that doesn’t include declines. Trail is very clean. There are bathrooms at the parking lot which is very convenient.

hiking
18 days ago

Have done this trail twice. It is amazing. The view at the top is gorgeous and worth the steep climb.

hiking
19 days ago

It was an amazing experience, many different hiking trials to choose from with varying difficulties. I also had the chance to enjoy kayaking right beside the trails! Definitely recommend to any and everyone.

Great hike...great falls. Perfect for a relaxing hike for the family!

The dam was really cool and the streams were nice but once you reached a point everything was pretty flat and absolutely no views of anything. I would definitely recommend other hikes in the area over this one.

hiking
21 days ago

6 year old, 3 year old and I hiked the trail and had an awesome time. Some good steep hills but my 3 year old did fine.

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