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Love this trail! We like climbing over all the rocks but it’s nice to have the option of walking the flat trail to the left. A great trail for all levels!

Beautiful rugged trail with sprawling winter views. The parking area gate to the summit of Big Frog Mountain is 4.4 miles with 2,500 ft of elevation gain. If you do this hike on a cold-ish winter day, do not underestimate how cold and windy it will be on the ridgeline. There's a lot of downed trees and overgrowth but it's worth it.

My daughter and I had a good hike but getting to the trail was a little tricky but a fun challenge crossing the creek several times. It was cold, the creek was partially frozen so it was beautiful to see the waterfalls half frozen but still flowing. We noticed a lot of random old fire pits like some people have been living there. There was a old tent and sleeping bag rolled up and we could not tell if someone was bundled up under it or if it had been abandoned. That made me a little uneasy on the trail with just me and my daughter. Then about a mile up the trail I am pretty sure we heard a bear growl across the creek up the mountain, far enough away but close enough to where we turned around and hightailed it back to the car.

The trail is much longer then 2.2 miles, it was a logging road, very easy at first and gets a little more difficult further back. There are multiple roads/trails past the clearing on both sides of Goforth creek. Made it back a good ways (didn’t start tracking till well past the cleaning) on the main trail on left side of the creek before the undergrowth became too thick to continue any further on a day hike. Could be hiked all the way to Lost Creek if there were better maps available.

Went hiking during the week. Well maintained, lots of tracks from bikes narrow could be dangerous during the weekend. Nice sparkling views of the lake.

nice, easy family hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for 2 hour hike, very pretty views and good path!

great family hike

An easy walk. The day we hiked it was a nice, quiet walk in the woods which is just what we were lookiing for—no spectacular scenery, no astounding aspects. The attraction is the river and the rocks.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Excellent trail. Well maintained. You can get a great flow going.

hiking
3 months ago

Overall this is a pretty bland trail with little scenic value past the first 200 yards or so. The trail does go quite a bit further than is listed here though. I turned around at mile 1.6 due to a thick section of blow down that just wasn't worth all of the climbing over and ducking under trees. The trail clearly went on though. That said, if you're looking for some solitude and are willing to put in the effort, this hike will give it to you.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad hike overall. We went in September so there was still much greenery and not a lot of views. The rhododendron tunnel was the highlight of our trip. We backpacked overnight and found a nice little campsite tucked away at about the halfway point. Probably wouldn’t go again for lack of scenery, but we enjoyed the time that we did have there.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Steep climbs but fun.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Going clockwise the climb was strenuous but the downhill made it all worthwhile.

Followed the tip and parked at the campground. Started at the power plant on BMT. Shortly after making the turn onto the rock creek trail, the trail became pretty overgrown and hard to follow. it got better ~4 Miles in but not as well traveled as the BMT. We pushed through with our two kids 7 & 13 and made the full loop (10.5 Miles). Nice walk in the woods!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained.

I have great love for this little trail! Many years ago I hiked this trail, which triggered my passion for hiking. I eventually went on to thru-hike the AT and the TRT. Many more thru-hikes planned in my future.
Jackaroo GA to ME '08

FUN!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike. Several places to stop along the trail to watch the rafters and kayakers.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Started trial at brush creek and ended at Boyd gap parking lot then easy down hill on road back to parking. Overall good ride fairly easy with the exception on the last couple of miles.

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