February 28, 2015
This is a really fun trail, but it has a few downsides. Firstly, its relatively short, especially if you stay within the limits of the actual park (which is unmarked). If you keep going down the path you will get to a powerline break. Somewhere around here this becomes private land, but the trail continues along the powerline break and into some woods. In these woods there may be some people shooting guns off to one side into a berm near the lake. At this point you can take one of two trails to a cotton field. One goes through the woods, the other follows the power lines. You can actually go all the way to cliff dale and onto Fort Bragg if you cross the road. The other downsides are that this is heavily trafficked by hikers/runners, especially the first few miles, and the mud. When it rains, stay off this trail. It turns into a lot of mud patches, and the stream crossings, which are normally easy, become really slick. All the way to Cliffdale is about 4.5 miles you can cross and continue without running into any fences for another few miles as well.