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My 5 year old son and I had a great time. We started on the Matildaville Trail. It helps to be handy with a map to find the beginning of the trail but once you're on it it's a pretty easy hike to start with. The ruins of the old town are definitely the highlight there. We looped back on the River Trail which was a tougher hike but manageable. My son especially loved the spots where you could climb over a couple rocks and get a good view of the river. Overall we hiked about 3.5 miles and we both had a great time. We'll definitely come back!

Trail was poorly marked, we got lost a lot. Used smart phone to help us. Very disappointed.

Beautiful at the top!

23 hours ago

Great hike - had fun climbing up the rocks.

Awesome hike! Fabulous views at the top. The channels are so cool both literally and figuratively! Two bear cubs were spotted today. As far as we know the mother hear kept a low profile.

I really liked this trail. It took us totally around 7 hours. Some parts of the trail can be difficult for some people because you have to climb or slide the rocks or jump. Also some parts are tight that only one person could fit there so there was a line of people waiting which took us almost 20mins. We also took a breaks during way up and had a lunch on the top of the rock. Way down is kinda easy, just slippery. Me and my husband are not professionals but we really enjoyed our day there!

road biking
23 hours ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Beautiful scenery.

Fantastic trail. Well maintained. Watch the deer darting across the trail.

Not a bad trail- mostly woods. Lots of spiderwebs. Some of the trail markings are confusing

steep incline...take breaks cause of the slippery slates..view at the summit is so relaxing and peaceful...still had phone service to stream friends live

Great hike today with spectacular view!

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This is an excellent 4+ mile in-city walk/hike; it's much more invigorating than a flat surface walk w/rises, twists, rocks and roots to navigate. During the week in the mornings it is not heavily traveled so it's often quite peaceful in the woods (unless the train is running).

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