“A route featuring very nice trail with a few stream crossings. This one is highly recommend!
— Mike Coleman
Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife
This route through the park is nice and quiet. The way is very wooded with abundant wildlife. The terrain is mostly singletrack with some loose gravel/rock sections and other hard-packed dirt. Overall, this route is a very moderate outing with some nice inclines!
Need to Know
A few creek crossings might mean wet toes.
After rain, this trail was a little muddy in spots, and it's also rocky and rooty in most areas. Though these small obstacles add to the challenge, it's still a pleasant spot to run!
From the Information Station located at the northern entrance to the park, the trailhead is cater-cornered. You'll begin on the Wildcat Trail
that will eventually lead you to the MB trail and to the Creech Hollow Trail
that I used to make this North Loop route.
As you continue to the south, you'll eventually reach the Overnight Trail
, where you'll take a left to curve back to the north. There is one shelter about halfway through the loop that you would need to reserve at the information station if you'd like to stay overnight. There are a few stream crossings you'll encounter that aren't to tricky to maneuver.
Overall, this is a good moderately-used series of trails (I was only passed once by a trail runner) and for the most part, things are well maintained. The trails are decently marked for the most part with some spots lacking any signage. Dogs are also allowed in this park as long as they are on a leash. I will be going back!
Flora & Fauna
We saw some deer and the occasional squirrel.