Explore the most popular trails near Carrollton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
5 months ago

The trail is definitely more of a mountain biking trail. It’s not very well maintained and it’s so narrow I was paranoid about the idea of encountering other hikers or bikers. The trail is incorrectly described as a loop, as it ends in a weird place, which forces you to cut across a bunch of athletic fields (not a good time when every field is being used for soccer practice).

Love this trail! We hiked it often when we lived near the area, once in the snow when the reeds were all covered in ice.

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent hole through the woods... until you have to circle back around across soccer fields, next time I go we’ll turn around at the fields and just back so we can stay in the woods.

trail running
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Pretty good course. Lots of spider webs... Wear a hat

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

I love the woods but this is too jungle even for me.

walking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Basic Trail. Nice bridge over the marsh land

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Really fun ride. Also very close to home so it will be a regular for me!

mountain biking
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Really fun ride once we discovered where the trail actually was. We went during December for the first time and had a very difficult time seeing the trail, but once we found it, it really was a fun ride. Also very close to me so it will be a regular for me!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

may be it is amazon

hiking
Sunday, June 08, 2014

A great hike, but a couple precautions will make for a better experience. Check the tide chart and go at low tide or before full low. Use bug spray and sun block. Wear a wide brim hat to protect from the sun. You will be hiking on short grass, (easy), hard sand, (easy) soft sand, (a leg burner), and mud. (yikes) Most of the hike follows the shoreline of the James River. After you get around the point it will become harder to know where to walk so you will probably turn around shortly after the point.

mountain biking
Friday, April 25, 2014

Nice quick ride, close to home....2 mi to back of a fence, then turn around....good hills, but most mud gullys formed at bottom do to inefficient run off, will get better with no rain for a while. Agree with other review, if you can keep your speed up its a fun trail close to home. Doesn't beat Lake Maruy though...

hiking
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Very nice trail. If you are hiking you will need to watch you step for roots crossing the trail. The trail ends in a weird place after 2 miles behind a government facility and you need to walk along the fence for about 200 ft before accessing the athletic fields, but would do this trail again. It is worth to hike.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 04, 2013

Love this trail, right down the road from me, isn't exactly "hard" but you can have a lot of fun if you go fast and keep your speed up, lots of tight spots, I am at this trail all the time

hiking
Thursday, April 25, 2013

The trail follows the lake for about 80% of the distance and then cuts back across the athletic fields. Although the trail never gets more than 15 feet above lake level it is a constant up and down, so I will give it a moderate rating instead of easy. It is a beautiful hike through the woods. If you have limited time, there are 8 places to bail out, (Marked A-H) The first 2 miles is a beautiful walk in the woods.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

walking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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mountain biking
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

walking
Sunday, March 22, 2015