This trail is exactly what I think of when I imagine a nice, simple hike. It's not to short and not to long. The mature trees create a canopy overhead allowing you to be in the shade during the whole hike, out and back. And there are so many cool things to see...like the massive boulders that are covered in tree roots!
There are some obstacles I wanted to bring to your attention, though.
*There are a couple of decent size logs that I had to straddle to get over. These are part of the trail and to me this is fun but to others it could mean they have to turn back and not continue on with the hike.
*There are a total of 12-15 steps along the trail.
*The one I really want to point out is in the picture below, top right corner. It is a pipe in the ground. If the log was removed out of it, this could cause a serious injury if stepped into. So please keep an eye out for it.
All of the bridges are well constructed and are holding up very good. The one below is perfect for stopping to enjoy the babbling and burbling stream below.
And since we are looking at this picture I would like to point out the trail marking. Throughout the Daniel Boone National Forest you will notice the white diamond mark painted on trees to help keep you on the right trail. Pay attention to these. When you come to a split in the trail that does not have a sign, you can normally look ahead and see one of these diamonds on a tree and know which way to go.
I'm sure you have also noticed the white turtle above the diamond. For those who don't know, this is the mark for the Sheltowee Trace trail named in honor of Daniel Boone. Sheltowee is the name given to Boone by Chief Blackfish of the Shawnee tribe, meaning “Big Turtle." Pretty cool, huh?
Now, back to our hike! Just you wait until you see this arch! My oldest son who is 5'11 is under that green arrow in the picture below! I was tempted not to share it, but I had to! This arch is huge!
There is a waterfall off to the right and was coming down beautifully. I am sure you can go on top but I was content with just sitting on the rocks and taking it all in from there.
So get outdoors and take a hike! Grab that camera and have fun!
'Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.' - John Muir