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Typical expectations riding in November. Looks like they made a few fun changes since I last rode here a few months ago.

Nice hike out to a bluff overlook of the river

Good hike! Loved the cave and overlook

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rocky
1 month ago

It was awesome. When you are looking off the cliff go down one of the trail heading to river and you will see the trail with all the caves. Just follow the bottom of the cliff

Absolutely beautiful, and the cave was even better! I’ll definitely be back here again this year.

This is a great trail to hike. I've been a couple dozen times. My kids love it too. Great views. When the water is flowing there is a pretty cool little water fall. WATCH OUT FOR TIMBER RATTLERS! I've seen a bunch out there. They will leave you alone as long as you leave them alone. Be careful on the bluffs if you have small kids. A young girl fell off and died a few weeks ago.

Awesome trail. For those who are looking for the caves, they’re about .2 miles before the loop on the left, you hike down alongside the rock wall. Well worth it and the caves are great for cooldowns. The first cave goes straight down, so only go far down it if you have climbing gear. There are a few lookout spots as well. Excellent hike, pretty short with amazing experiences.

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rocky
5 months ago

Excellent short hike. I couldn’t find the caves. That was frustrating. The trails it shoot off from the main trail are overgrown so I was afraid to try some of them because I didn’t have on the right clothing. But it was a good workout

mountain biking
5 months ago

very good trail and well marked.. moderately difficult.. will visit again

Nice easy trail. A few elevations but nothing too steep. There’s an unarmed cave at the split of the loop. It’s worth checking out. The cave seems dark but once you enter the cave, a few short meters later, you are through the cave. There’s a steep path that lead to the river. I plan to go back and canoe down the river.

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rocky
6 months ago

Breathtaking scenery! Really glad I got to experience it. The caves were very easy to explore had a wonderful time it was better than I expected.

easy, very kid friendly and right in the middle of town

Trail was in good condition. Porta potty was clean. lots of trails to choose from for a short walk or a long one. Our family of 7 has all different athletic ability types and we enjoyed it.

Went last Saturday with my daughter and hiked this for the first time. Thought the trails were in good shape especially after there was flooding in the area recently. Only wished you could set up an over night camp area.

off trail
private property
8 months ago

Great park, lots to see if you’re paying attention. Always see deer, hawks, groundhogs, & sometimes owls and bats.

very nice park the only bad thing is that it's poorly marked. Other than that it is a great trail

mountain biking
10 months ago

Well maintained, marking needs upgrade. If you lost a red bontrager glove yesterday out there call me, I have it. 6152022557

Definitely missed the cave but like another review said it’s right before the loop starts closer to the river. Wasn’t too thrilled with the trail being so muddy but just make sure you bring proper shoes. Two river crossings and a whole lot of fun rocks to jump on :)

Had such a blast! Beautiful scenery, river views, found the caves. Quiet and breathtaking! Enjoy!

I agree with what others have said about the drive in and the trailhead itself. There’s not really a parking lot area so I’m glad that the trail signs were visible and clear from the road. I hiked this trail with my dog early on Saturday morning in December, and though we had the trail to ourselves, we had a rough go of it due to heavy rains a few days before. The trail had not dried out as much as I’d hoped so it definitely made the footing a bit uneasy. I slipped many times and fell once, and my dog even had a little trouble keeping her footing in spots. There was a lot of running water flowing along the trail from the recent rains, too. We used the waypoints overlay on the trail map in the AllTrails app to locate the cave entrances while on our hike. We easily found the cave in the woods but had to muster up some courage and get creative to reach the two cave entrances below the bluffs due to the slick mud and steep gorges. Once there though, the caves were simply amazing and completely worth the extra effort needed to get to them. The fence is still at the entrance to the larger cave, but it has an opening that’s easy to go through. We didn’t encounter any critters in the caves on this hike. The trails were well marked throughout and easy to follow. I’ll definitely be back when the ground is a bit drier to explore some more. This place is beautiful and so serene.

We had a great time. Didn’t know about the caves until after, guess we will look for them next time. But it’s a fun trail to hike!

Really good easy/moderate trail with large rock formations, a beautiful view of the river and lots of small paths to explore. Will definitely be back. My husband, four year old and I did 2.5 miles exploring it today. Parts of the trail were muddy but overall it was in great shape.

Very pretty and good for running if that’s your thing. There’s a couple of places you can cut through and end up back on the paved track. Awesome views of Columbia along the way.

Great views!!

hiking
Sun Nov 11 2018

Muddy and overgrown. But some pretty views if the lake and river. Probably a better spot to fish then hike.

SUCH a pretty terrain. I’d never take a small child to this one because of all of the bluffs but I’d definitely go back

Moderately easy hiking with beautiful scenery. Make sure to give right of way to the bikes.

Driving up to this trail, I must say, I was a bit worried. Some of the roadsigns on the way out are graffitied with the word "SKIN" over it and/or shot through with bullet holes, and the dogs from the canoe place chased my car a good way before I got to the gravel road. By the time I reached the trailhead, I felt so isolated that I was sure no one had been out here in forever and it was going to be Vesta Glade all over again. Forthunately, all my fears were relieved by this wonderful trail. The first half mile of the trail is over mostly loose rocks, so hikiing shoes or boots are highly recommended. This trail may also be the best marked that I have ever been on with bright blue blazes to follow frequently. There had been rain recently, so parts of the trail were like a shallow, trickling stream, and there are two points that will require you to cross over the stream. The bluffs and their views of the Duck River are simply awesome to behold. Another reviewer mentioned there was a fence on the cave entrance, but this was not present on the day I visited. Be careful as you descend into the cave as the entrance is steep, and I slipped on the mud going in, busting my wrist up a little in the process. My courage was rewarded with great cave views as well as the overlook at the end, about 30 feet above the river banks. I can't wait to visit again and bring friends.

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