Variable hike of solitude and wilderness

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User: Kat Person - 12/8/2012

Location: Chalk Ridge Falls Park

Rating: 3point5stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours


When you enter, there are lots of people fishing and hanging out in this park.  As you go further back into the park, you will slowly drop away from people and see more and more of the wild.  The trail eventually becomes less marked and you will have to pick your way through a lot of brush in places.  There is a trail and you can find it but you have to be adventurous.  The cave is a real high point if you can find your way.  There is a high road and a low road in the beginning.  The tempation is to follow close to the water but take the high point either going in or coming out to gain a beautiful experience with light as it falls through tall trees.  Lots of butterflies in this park and some trees appear to be oozing some nectar because the butterflies were clinging to the trunks of several.  I come here all the time and it is a magical place.

Area around Chalk Ridge Falls Park
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