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16 hours ago

This trail is a vigorous workout for dogs and their owners (I’ve only hiked it clockwise). It’s pretty easy to navigate; I get lost everywhere, and I had no problem completing this loop. You’re hiking up and down on narrow trails. If you have a medium to large dog, it’s impossible to walk past other hikers. Someone has to step to the side to let the others pass. Watch your footing. The trail alternates between soft dirt and clear, to very rocky/rooty (lots of protruding tree roots). If it has rained even a little just before your hike, those rocks and roots will be slippery. Definitely invest in a pair of hiking shoes/boots. This trail is described as child friendly, which it could be for children who are at least 10 or 11. It’s not a trail for toddlers. It’s also supposed to be a bike trail, but due to the terrain in some spots and the narrowness of the trail, I’ve seen bikers struggle. So that you can hear other hikers, runners, and bikers coming up behind you, don’t wear both of your Airpods, if any. Lake Placid is beautiful though and worth the work.

Went on a beautiful, breezy Saturday afternoon- never saw another soul. Wide mown grass road/path, views of river and flood plains, tons of birds including ducks, redwing blackbirds, hawks and an eagle. Saw several juvenile gators and heard large wildlife - assume gators - splashing into water as I walked by. Many “rice trunks” along path to control water levels - had to look up the history when I got home. Easy path long enough for a good workout walk.

Hiked with our 7 and 10 year old kids today. We all enjoyed it, but we are avid hikers. It’s definitely a strong moderate with lots of narrow paths, rocks, roots to navigate and periods of fairly steep inclines. We did it in a little over 2 hours.

23 hours ago

Moderate difficulty in my book but the waterfall was worth it. Drive into the forest to the trailhead. Go past the first sign suggesting you have reached Riley Moore Falls Trail because the actual trailhead is well into the forest. There’s a parking area there and you will have a relatively easier hike. Pay attention to the other reviews advice to have 4-wheel drive if you decide to do that.

1 day ago

This trail is not recommended. If you are not a YMCA member, there is a staffed check-in booth requiring $5 per person to hike the trail. 3/4 of the trail is so-so / generally unmaintained — your $5 obviously doesn’t go very far. Parts that cut in with the mountain biking trails are in better shape. The former “tunnel trail” which starts around mile 3.2, which is shown as being part of this trail, was closed (but no trail closure signs were posted). We had to backtrack over half a mile to eventually get back on the paradise loop that took us back to the trail head. Very frustrating to come to a dead end / a point at which the trail has naturally reclaimed itself to nature and there’s no obvious path forward — at which point you are aimlessly walking in the woods. Again: not a recommended trail.

Trail would actually be 20 miles there and back if completed. The 5 miles we did was all beach, we never made it to the boardwalk.

1 day ago

Trail is easy to moderate in some sections. Dry conditions made the creek and falls almost dry up. Weather was perfect!

NOT CLOSED!! Really nice, low key hike with partial views of the lake. Picnic tables and benches in the first half mile of the trail starting right of the boat house. Shaded mostly. Combo of sand, dirt, concrete and asphalt trail. This trail is not closed

Single track mountain bike type trail Mostly shaded, very well maintained

Atalaya to Brook Green gardens. Damn gate at Hwy 17 stopped us from crossing.

This was a great trail to take my dogs. I also used the Dam road on the way back.

1 day ago

Went through a yellow jacket nest. Got stung over 100 times. Will never hike this agin!

Love this walk!

over grown
1 day ago

Easy hike until you get to the boulder scramble at the end. Turn down the dirt/gravel road and the trail head is about a mile down maybe just a bit less. Go past the cattle gate in the parking area to find the trail head. Trail goes through a series of beautiful meadows and crosses several small streams as well. It can be a bit muddy in spots so come prepared to get dirty. The boulder scramble at the end can be challenging but offers the best view of the falls so it well worth it. Just be cautious because the rocks are very slick.

1 day ago

Great trail! Well maintained, fairly well marked, a decent view of Lake Marion a few miles in. For the spider enthusiasts, there are plenty of golden silk, orchard, and jeweled orb weavers, and I’m sure plenty more I didn’t see. They’re easy to avoid as long as you keep an eye out.

1 day ago

Great moderate trail. We saw several Pele in saddles and flip flops. Due to rocks, tree roots and terrain, definitely recommend real shoes for this trail.

Wow!!!! Jones Gap trail is easy compared to the rest of this hike. Cold Spring Branch is definitely harder, with Bill Kimball being hard as heck!! Food and water is a MUST. Got turned around twice, and used the app to get back on-trail. Ran into 4 people out on the hard sections, two didn't know about Alltrails, and two had no gear at all! Do not attempt this, on this hike! Coldspring to Bill Kimball is definitely the right direction to do this hike

We hiked this for the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge. AMAZING hike. Tired, sore but SO worth it!

1 day ago

One question: do we have to pay to get in the park (or do this walk)?

Fun! Interesting trail! You can even swim in the summer

Great raised boardwalk Marshwalk, not sure I'd call it a trail. Looking out over Goat Island is a bonus!

Easy well marked trail around the pond. Be sure to wear bug spray and watch for spider webs on the trail. Use the road to cross back to the parking area.

Nice short hike, slight elevation change, mostly shaded, interesting history. Lowest falls has a sand bottom, about knee high, great wading. Right next to highway, usually busy. Rhododendron tunnels in places, pretty place!

Amazing view and rock squeeze. Lower viewing area was closed.

Nice, wooded trail. Upper falls was a trickle with the lack of rain recently.

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