We loved this trail. It is rated easy but we would have called it moderate. Many portions of the 511 especially involves walking up rocky stream beds. A pole is really helpful for steadying you while navigating the muddy bits. We were able to keep our feet completely dry. The views on the Rocky Ridge trail are spectacular! Beautiful open meadows and if you take a little sidetrack at the top lovely views over the valley.

on Lindy Point Overlook

hiking
1 day ago

We hiked this trail in October and the trees were at peak fall foliage coloring. The view of the valley of trees from the overlook was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! I would say the only down side to this trail is that it was heavily trafficked and parking was limited to lining up along the roadside. The trail was an easy hike and the path was lined with rhododendron bushes so it was like you were walking in a tunnel with those on either side of you. Pretty cool.

hiking
closed
3 days ago

My friend and I tried to hike this the other day but the road up to the trail head was closed (and seemed to be closed for awhile). So we decided to hike up the gravel road (about 5.4 miles) but Table Rock was not at the top. Not sure why this trail was so confusing to get to, but we weren’t able to hike it.

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

If it’s a holiday weekend forget it. No one told us the road to get up there was going to be blocked off, so we had to hike up hill for 3.5 miles on a road from the bottom of the mountain, with all our camping gear. Not to add the that the trail itself is 24 miles. That 3.5 mile on the road was horrible only because we were not expecting to have to do that. It was a continuous uphill battle ! There is no flat parts of that road. I will say the view to the top is beautiful, and had we known what to expect that pre hike, it might have made the trek up there less painful! Once you get to the top, the beginning of the trail is just a little ways further up the road. On a normal day, they road is open to the public so you do not have to hike that 3.5 mile road but since we were not warned , I thought I had to leave a review to warn those who decide to go during a busy time of the year. BE PREPARED TO HIKE UP HILL just to get to the trail! The trail itself is beautiful , LOTS of mud, lots of swampy parts, and lots of rocks, make sure to have proper hiking boots! There is a beautiful stream with a perfect site for camping half way up before you hit the loop, I still recommend this trail even though it was a pain to get to there because it is very beautiful!

backpacking
10 days ago

The trails are absolutely blown out at the moment. Wait a month or two to plan a trip here.

hiking
bugs
flooded
muddy
over grown
rocky
17 days ago

If I could give this trail 0 stars I would. Anyone leaving a good review and remarking about the “great view” is referencing the less than a mile, completely flat out and back Lindy Run Overlook that has a trailhead next to a parking lot before the road turns to rocks/gravel. The pretty pictures are not of this trail. If you don’t have a 4 wheel drive vehicle with great ground clearance don’t bother trying to park close to the trailhead. The road is incredibly rocky with GIANT potholes that almost swallowed a F150. The trail was also incredibly muddy and overgrown. The trail is listed as 5.2 miles, it’s actually closer to 6 out and back, and 5 of those 6 miles were in ankle deep mud. Waterproof hiking boots are an absolute must. The “end” where you turn around was a gravel road in the middle of nowhere. Overall, extremely disappointing trail. Would not recommend.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
18 days ago

This trail was terrible. The view in the picture that draws you in is not a part of the trail that’s shown on this app, we walked for 8 miles on multiple other trails to find it, only to figure out it that that trail head for that overlook is in a parking lot a mile from where the trail above begins. The actual trail leads to a gravel road in the middle of nowhere. It was exceptionally muddy and rocky, definitely need some waterproof hiking boots. Also, do not even attempt to get to the trail if you don’t have a very large, 4 wheel drive vehicle, my f-150 had some trouble getting in and out.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Very pretty overlook at the end, very muddy.

hiking
flooded
muddy
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Great hike, varied terrain that ranged from rocky stream bed to boggy moor to meadow—but we went after a snow, and it was muddy off and on.

hiking
closed
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone desiring to do a multi day trip. This was my first solo, multi day hike and it was incredible. Camp sites were easy to find trails were marked well (the app made life so much easier though.) The road is closed 3.3 miles from the trail head. The added milage was definitely felt. The loop has so many unique experiences. Get out and enjoy.

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