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It was beautiful and so much fun

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hiking
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Great hike. Heads up: 1.5 miles in, traveling counter clockwise on this trail, there's a nest of angry yellow jackets. Bit our party and other folks we talked to on the trail.

hiking
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Great hike. Heads up: 1.5 miles in, traveling counter clockwise on this trail, there's a nest of angry yellow jackets. Bit our party and other folks we talked to on the trail.

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trail running
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Can be run in less than half an hour. Walks can take an hour or more.

Scenery is nice for a majority of the way.

For about a quarter of a mile, you get close enough to the highway to catch a whiff of the exhaust produced by the cars. This messes with my breathing.

Despite this, I still chose this as my preferred trail and run it every day after work!

I made it about a mile and a half in I think. It was wonderful, until a bear crossed the trail. I was by myself and when it went back to the other side across the water, I turned around. I'll have to come back and finish it with a partner. It was my first and last solo hike!

hiking
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It was a good workout getting to the top but we loved the views! Probably one of the best I've seen!

HEADS UP! 1. Will will need to first pass through armed security at the Surry Power Plant entrance. 2. You will need proper credentials to access the island (fishing license will do) 3. Forget about May-July unless you like deer fly attacks! Its a beautiful place but will return in the Fall.

hiking
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Great trail. Heads up: 1.5 mi in (taking the trail counter clockwise) there is a nest of yellowjackets. Other folks ahead of us were stung too.

The terrain for this trail was very manageable. Markings were frequent although the general maintenance with how clear the trails was a bit lacking.
Distance markers were not frequent.
Though an overall good trail with frequent scenic overlooks on both east and west side of the trail.