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hiking
16 days ago

This is a beautiful trail, the trails are not lakside loop though. You start at the visiters center and go around the wayside back to the fishing area. From there on down the lakeside to the trail head. Then White Oak trail and back to the visiters center. It's a good little walk,I loved it...Igave it a 4 because I did not know it was a few trails together and not marked Lakeside Loop...But it is a beautiful trail.

I need to do it again

26 days ago

This was a great local getaway. My husband and I did it in a little less than 2 hours, walking most of the path, and sprinting up the hills. Everyone on the trail was friendly in passing, the trail was very well kept and easy to follow. Will def do again.

Nice elevation changes make it a challenging running trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail for family. We see lots of runners out every time we go. Lots of places to rest along the way. We've seen: peregrine falcon, alligator snapping turtle, blue heron, raccoon (eek - stay away from those guys), black snakes, fish, ducks, and geese. Lots of slider turtles. It is dog-friendly and there are a few trashcans along the trail so you don't have to carry their poo the whole 5 miles. (Thank goodness.) My 5 & 7 year old can make the whole trail with a few rests along the way. In the spring there are great views with flowering fields and trees.

This is a beautiful trail with some awsome views of the lake and river. Certain parts seem to be more heavily traveled than others,mainly around the 4 entrances. I will be doing this trail again in the near future...

1 month ago

1 month ago

Not many people walking but a lot of mountain bikes. Not a bad hike.