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Great Hike
By Marshall on 3/3/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 22.00 Miles Duration: 1 day, 12 hours

Left north trail head @7am hiked to shelter arrived at shelter @ around 2pm. I never saw anyone else on the trail, great day for a hike around 75 degree's. During the night the wind picked up gusting over 30mph and stayed windy all the next day with high temp 85 and very humid. Cached water at 512 road crossing. I left one gallon there and topped off going south and returning north. There are a lot of tree's down from the hurricane, but trail is clear. I only saw two mile markers but my GPS was helpful keeping track of milage. I hope to get back this year to hike south end to shelter, but It may be next fall because of other hikes in the works. Sorry I can not get pics to upload. The shelter was in good shape but a table would have been nice. I did not use the shelter exept for eating because i chose to sleep in my hammock but it is big enough to put a tent inside if you want to. It is not a hard trail but 22 miles in 33 hours was a good challenge. Well worth the 4 hour drive!!!!

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Very nice hike ( shaded most of the way)
By BullDogBob on 6/19/2004
Rating: N/A Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 20.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I enjoyed this hike. I backpacked from ratcliff park to the Walnut Creek camping area about 10 miles from the park. I only seen one couple the two days I was on the trail which was nice. There are alot of ticks, and trees that had fallen across the trail. The half I hiked could use some marker updates. Parts of the trail had no markings and made it hard to follow.Bring plenty of water as I found no water I would want to treat and drink.
Quiet hike in a National Forest
By texasgrape on 4/19/2003
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A
An easy walk through a portion of an East Texas forest--plenty of pine trees and dogwoods. Solitude was awesome. We saw no one, and had to drive to the boonies before we even started. We hiked part of the 4 C's trail-about four miles round trip. Nice foot bridges along the way. Easy path to follow especially with the tree markers to guide you. Started where 522 crosses the 4 C's trail at Walnut Creek and went to Pond Camp and then back again. A good one to take younger children on if you want to do a primitive overnighter. The Walnut Creek campground is only about a mile off the main road 511 and is an easy hike in and out. There is even a wooden shelter off the ground (lean-to with floor). There are tent pads and even a fire ring.
By Eveline on 3/29/1999
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By Eveline on 3/28/1999
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
By Eveline on 3/27/1999
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Lot of recent rain. The trail was mushy.

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