Reviewed by DeeM on November 28, 2011
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I only hiked the Clearwater Loop. (The trail has a connector at the halfway point, allowing hikers and bikers the option of a 10-mile loop or a 22-mile loop.) One problem hikers may face is that the blazes are plastic diamonds nailed to the trees, and there was a fire in the area not too long ago that melted about a third of the blazes so that they are very hard to spot. Fortunately, the trail itself is worn well enough that this isn't a major problem, but there were a few places where it was a bit confusing. This trail is HOT in the summer months (lots of waist-high grass and only a few pines for shade in some areas) so make sure you bring ample water and tick-repellent. In mid-November, it was warm but not unpleasant. Decent wildlife spotting, including a very large canine that was either a fox on steroids or a coyote. It took me about 4 hours to do the loop.
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