Hard Labor Creek Medium Loop
ElevationAscent: 474' 144 m
Descent: -472' -144 m
High: 783' 239 m
Low: 692' 211 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A trail run that will make you appreciate the beauty of the area.”— John Stevenson
The trail run was worth the effort. Plenty of shade keeps you cool and grows abundant ferns along the path. The Blue trail meanders along the Hard Labor Creek encouraging you to stop and enjoy the view and cool off.
There are many shortcuts to reduce mileage if so desired.
The trails are mostly smooth with some roots and rocks to navigate, so keep your maximum soled shoes in the closet.
You begin on the Orange trail, then hop on a connector to the Blue trail. Once in the trees, look for ferns and plenty of covering hardwoods. The highlight of the run is the frequent visit to the creeks and streams in the park. Although no crossings, the path leads to the creek edge for nice views, tranquil water falls, or cooling off.