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Hiked this trail at the beginning of April. The trail was very well maintained overall with the first mile or two a quick, yet manageable incline before becoming steady and quite peaceful. After maybe mile 2 or so it becomes a steady, challenging ascent to the summit. There was an area that I could see becoming slightly overgrown in the summer but would still be manageable. I enjoyed the view towards the summit, though there were plenty of trees around that steal any good chance for a 360 view. Definitely a hike worth doing. Saw no bear or really any wildlife. I had no trouble getting to the trailhead once on the dirt road, but be aware the dirt road is located behind some utility facility, which could be somewhat hard to find at first since you actually have to pull into the lot of the facility and find the dirt road behind it.
Used this trail as part of a loop with Big Frog and Rough Creek trail. We did the descent on this trail. I enjoyed some of the overlook opportunities and listening to the falls in ten distant. We did see turkey and other large wildlife signs.
Used this trail as a connector between Big Frog and. Licklog Ridge. The section of the trail we used had a lot of blow down on the descent from Licklog. I hope a crew can get on there and clean it out. It was a challenging trail with a few water crossings.
For a couple of guys from South MIssissippi, we found this trail very enjoyable. We did it as part of a loop between Big Frog Trail and Licklog Trail. There were some blown down trees, but that's hiking. Very nice campsites throughout the trail. We decided to camp at the top of Big Frog Mountain. It's a tough trail with a backpack on but well worth the time. There is a potential water source east of the campsite. On the hike out, we came across a spring about 1/4 mile out. You can't miss the field of moss covered rocks. There were some signs of bear and other animals but we had no problems with any critters.
This was a fun trail to hike. I went with a group of guys and we all go to Lee University. We hiked this trail for about 2 hours in the day light and then hiked the rest by flashlights. It was a pretty hard hike up the mountain but the views were awesome.