Settler house ruins and solitude make for a great day!
This hike is located right off of I-66, west of Gainesville.
starting the hike, grab a trail map from the board in the parking lot, there are some extra trails that you can add onto your hike making it longer.
The first part of the hike is strenuous as you have to climb over the 1st ridge using switchbacks, but the hike is flat after that, so given the distance of 3 miles it is being rated as moderate.
Great stone walls, wild turkey viewing, settler homes (that are intact) 3 buildings, some water views, a nice rock garden to have lunch on, and most of all..... SOLITUDE (i was the only one on this trail today!!)
no entrance fee.
have lunch in the rock gardens around points 15-17.
Some general tips
- bring bugspray in summer, the retention pond has some bugs
- lunch in the rock garden area is great, lots of huge rocks to sit on
- wild turkey viewing so be quiet!