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The staff in the main building told us that this is the most popular hike in Lost River State Park, and I can see why! We arrived ready for sun and 90 degree weather, but as we got going, we received a downpour of rain instead! The upside was that we had the view at Cranny Crow all to ourselves! The hike was a pretty constant uphill, but mostly pretty gradual. There was a lot of shade along the trail, and the shelter makes a nice spot to stop for a minute. On a nicer day, we might have combined this with some other trails to make a longer hike.

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

This trail should probably have two difficulty ratings. From the road access, it is a remarkably easy walk with mild elevation changes. From the trailhead by the GristMill, it is a rocky, steep (fun!) climb. We took this trail to the Wilderness Trail, then down the Three Creeks Trail back to the road. Nice day hike with the kids!

Mountain biked this trail with a group of boys scouts was a great time a bit of all terrain good for all skill levels

started on timber ridge and branched into the loop. lots of uphill downhill. at the bottom is a nice creek with a huge hole, i assume for swimming. running the trail back to connect to long point is wide open and pretty.

trail running
1 day ago

tough run. lots and lots of steep uphill and downhill. great run that kept my time up but worth it

hiking
2 days ago

This is an easy to follow trail and is a good mix of up, down and flat. The first 1.5 miles is moderately difficult with a quick altitude gain. Once that section is in the rear view, it's a quick trip to the overlook. Last week we did the Maryland Heights overlook. Today, it was fun to look across the river and see that overlook and to see the veil from a different vantage point.

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