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Excellent hike. I did a little bit of running too, where it was flat. Nice and relaxing. Especially when your the only one out here. Walked it down and back.

trail running
1 month ago

Plenty of parking, easy to find, and adequate restrooms in the central part of the park. Option other than the trail include a lot: most of the regular sports, a really large splash pad, an actual Frisbee golf course (not just some baskets amidst some trees, but you actually gotta use skill) an "air field", for small remote controlled airplanes, and a small train (only sometimes operational).

But hey, this is "all trails". So about the trails: they're only flat, mostly straight forward, wooded trails. Few roots and rocks to deal with, and that only when you get to the very east sides of the trail, which technically aren't park trails- the signs say, "use at your own risk". The two main trails are well marked, and some of the "off trail" trails are marked only by the warning signs.

These trails are really good for the casual, and maybe moderate hiker. You could hike for awhile. There are the two main trails: the south one going through the less wilderness part of the park, made of soft gravel; the north going through the woods, and it is as of now being covered with wood shavings (some parts are still dirt and loose rock).

The real fun, though, is taking one of those trails that are either not marked, or have the sign saying "Not maintained by park: use at your own risk". These trails add a lot of hiking potential. trail running is good, but it's just not very technical: no hills, no large rocks and tree roots to contend with, no ups and downs. The trails are made for hiking.

I'd give it a three, since as a trail runner it's mostly for novice trail runners only. But seeing as trails aren't just fro trail runners but also good for hikers- plus all the other activities in the park- this gets a solid four stars from m

Don't see anything from Rt 1431.

hiking
9 months ago

This is not an out an back. the map clearly shows you can do the loop. But it is very short. We did all three trails and still only logged a few miles. Not sure if I'd really recommend Vista Knoll Trail.. but you should definitely take Ridgeline Trail (out and back) to the end to see the view from the kiosk there! (forgot the actual name of the kiosk) Ridgeline can be a little challenging but definitely worth it!

trail running
9 months ago

Maybe not the best trails for running but you gotta do what you got to do. Lots of solitude.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike, took plenty of water.

hiking
11 months ago

These trails were a pleasant surprise! It was about 85% shaded trails with some slight elevation and interesting rock formations. The only wildlife I saw/heard were hundreds of cicadas. I did see several areas of fresh hog rooting(s), but heard nary any oink. This was well worth the drive from Georgetown.

hiking
11 months ago

this is a great Trail for hiking for an hour. there's a total of 3 trails end of the trails this one is the most difficult, but it is fun to hike in the morning. There are a couple good photo opportunities along the way.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is on my way home so it's easy to stop off and spend an hour doing a light workout and decompress. It's not too hard and has awesome views. If you happen to be there when the sun is setting it's very pretty.

birding
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Great.