Well marked and quiet

Sunlight on the trail
Sunlight on the trail
User: jlittle - 9/15/2007

Location: 4-C Hiking Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 10.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 6 hours


This was my second trip to the Four-C trail. Starting at Ratcliff lake you may encounter a few people (boy scouts probably) but few people seem to venture further out onto the Four-C.

There are some minor elevation changes but they aren't much of a challenge and they don't last long. Bridges are fairly common and well maintained.

On my first trip I found myself within twenty feet of a deer. This time we found a turtle and snake and a lot of jumping fish and frogs in the pond about 3 miles in.

There's no potable water and not much worth filtering so pack in what you think you'll need.


Log Photos
Sunlight on the trail
Four-C Forest
Area around 4-C Hiking Trail
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