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If you look at peoples actual tracking of this trail you may notice that many people show the trail as much further than 3.9 miles. We didn’t catch that until we already drove to the park. The issue is that the actual trails don’t start at the Grist Mill. The trailhead is back up the road and down the road to the cabins. I believe the trailhead is around cabin 6 or 7. This is at least 1/2 mile away from the Mill. You can’t park at the cabins unless you’re staying there. We ended up just going to the swinging bridge and doing a smaller version of the trail as we were running out of daylight. There’s some moss covered, slippery rocks to the swinging bridge. Aside from that the rest of the trail is easy. The part of trail that goes along the old road, way behind the mill, seemed to barely be used. We were the only people on that part of the trail.

Great trail! Started at the Grist Mill. I did this one in reverse to the AllTrails map. This forced me to go Up Rocky Trail. It was a rainy day but nothing bad at all. A third of the way up Rocky The rain didn’t matter you were getting wet regardless! Overall a great hike. Be sure to catch both bridges!

Great afternoon trail. We started at the Grist Mill and hiked uphill to the Cabins to start. Not overly rigorous but a great hike. The nicest view can also be driven to via a car, but very beautiful. Rocky trial is well, rocky and a steep descent. Glad I was going down and not up. The swinging bridge on Narrow Gauge Trail is cool and a nice place for pics. Hike out from there is long but easy. Easy to miss the cutdown by Cabin 7 to the 2nd swinging bridge. We missed it and went a ways uphill until we ran into a black snake-our second on the hike-and checked the gps. Went back to catch the swinging bridge and finished our hike.

Nice set of trails. Well marked with blazers. No trash was visible during my trip. There is overgrowth in some areas so I would recommend long sleeves and pants (you can easily research tips on what type of clothing is recommended for hiking).

Beautiful vista on the Skyline Trail, but quite a long way up. Didn't manage to finish the entire trail, but had lunch at the vista where Skyline meets the Old Pond Trail and ended up walking the road back to where we had parked the car.

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Sun Jun 25 2017

Found this to be a beautiful trail. Moderate difficulty. Beautiful views of the creek as well as a couple short side trails to scenic overlooks.

I only did the Narrow Gauge section. After walking an extremely muddy 1 mile + down Old Sewell Rd I reached the trailhead of Narrow Gauge. Shortly into the trail turned into singletrack with overgrown plants along both sides. We tried to be careful and avoid contact with them but most of the time it was impossible. I knew there was a swinging bridge ahead so I trudged on determined to walk on one for the first time. We made it to the bridge, definitely the highlight of the trek. I tried to go on but after navigating a steep and rocky section, I could see it was more overgrown singletrack. This trail has potential if maintained properly. The intention of the hike was to determine if the trail wasgood for an upcoming mountain biking trip. In its current state, I would not consider taking a bike on it. Call to see if the trail has been maintained before venturing out. Although it didn't turn out to be anything significant, my hiking partner had welts and a rash before we made it back to the car.