Good hike for beginners

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User: kcameron - 8/14/2005

Location: Martin Creek Lake State Park

Rating: 2point5stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 3.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: For beginning hikers or families with young children, this is a good hiking park. The main hiking trail is a 1.2 mile loop that repeatedly criss-crosses a longer bike trail. The bike trail is an 8 mile round trip, according to the last sign post at the exit trail head. There appears to have been some improvements to the trail since I last hiked here. There are numerous sign-posts throughout the trail, clearly marking which trails are for hiking and which are for biking. There are also numerous benches as well where you can stop and rest. Most of the trail is very level and passes through a heavily wooded forest. The humidity was very high and there was very little breeze until we emerged next to the lake. Apart from the loop, there is a trail that runs along the lake, and another trail that takes you around a small island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. By combining all these trails, your hike can get a little distance to it.

Area around Martin Creek Lake State Park
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