My husband and I went on an overnight trip to the Dale Hollow State Resort Park. It is smack-dab on the Kentucky and Tennessee border. After checking in and plenty of daylight yet to go, we decided to hike this short and easy trail. Even though the first couple hundred feet or more is an incline, and you have to walk over some really big roots at times, the trail itself is truly easy.
As you can see, leaves covered the trail and made for a great fall hike. But those leaves can also make it easy to lose the trail. This path was well used, making it obvious. Now the other hike we took, over to Cindy Cave, was a different story. We actually did go off the trail unintentionally, but quickly realized it...back-tracked...and got back on the correct trail. I was very disappointed in the fact that the trails are not marked well. It made me really appreciate the great markers we have in the Daniel Boone National Forest. So if you go, make sure to have your map handy.
We were told that if we can only go on one trail, it has to be Eagle's Point. I totally agree! Just look at this gorgeous view. The buzzards didn't understand, though, that this was EAGLE'S point and not BUZZARD'S point. Goodness! There were over 50 of them flying around! And even though they aren't the prettiest birds to look at, they fly so gracefully and are a joy to watch.
In the picture below you can see the lodge over across the water while standing on Eagle's Point. When I reserved a lakeview room, I had no idea it was going to be this beautiful. (Yes, you are correct. The lodge is only about 50 feet from the cliff.)
Isn't it just beautiful here? There is a big rock that you can sit on, relax and enjoy the view for as long as you like. This is another spot that I could sit and daydream all day. I love hiking in the fall, but we still need to be smart and stay safe. Dress appropriately and still take the necessities with you. You just never know what could happen. Have fun and be safe!
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir