Accessed by a trailhead adjoining to Sudden Valley, Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve spans 4,430 acres on the west aspect of Lake Whatcom. Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve is comprised of the former Olsen Property and land reconveyed from the Department of Natural Resources to Whatcom County in the spring of 2014. A statue of Seminole Chief Osceola stands like a silent sentry above the staircase to Cascade Falls, right alongside the primary drag on this scenic village across the border from Minnesota. Descend a hundred thirty five steps into Wilkie Glen, where you’ll see the biggest drop in the Osceola Creek’s descent to the St. Croix River. Stay on the marked path, tell somebody the place you’re going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don’t rely on a cell phone to find your way.

Trails

Don’t miss the annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike in January with navy bean soup, cornbread, scorching chocolate, and reside music. See three of the world’s cascading waterfalls on one hike although hardwood forest and alongside the Little River on this state park close to Asheville. Travel again in time along the Hieroglyphic Trail and see Native American rock drawings referred to as petroglyphs. You’ll additionally find wild flowers, small waterfalls, and wildlife on this average hike. However, should you can solely choose one trail to hike, you want to contemplate this one.

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