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“Second time for this hike”

West Fork Oak Creek Trail
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Owner description: Trail that follows a creek at the bottom of a 1,000-foot canyon.
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Second time for this hike”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Last time we hiked this it was in the spring. The fall hike was just as rewarding, one of our favorites in the area. The sign at the start says it is two miles each way but it seems like more. Also there are 13 stream crossings each way on this hike, 26 total. Hiking poles come in handy for balancing on the slippery rocks. Take your time and enjoy the views.

Visited November 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Focus on the journey, not the destination!”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Great place to hike, beautiful views, be ready to cross the stream many times and to have to step on wobbly stones at times to get accross the streams. The whole hike took us a good 4 hours (round trip) at moderate speed. We were a bit disappointed at the end of the hike. We were expecting somewhat of a reward after the long hike... Unfortunately, at the end you just find a dead-end pool with a so-so view... so focus on the journey, not the destination! If you feel you've walked enough, don't worry about not finishing the hike and just turn back.

Visited November 2013
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Seaforth, Ontario
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Challenging if your balance isn't good!!!”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Despite being marked as an easy hike it definitely has its challenges. A stick is a must for crossing the streams. Despite that it is well worth the effort. The changes in scenery are amazing. I was able to get some great shots of reflections along the river. the fall colours were nearly gone but still spectacular in places. Well worth the visit even if quite busy. I agree with the Enchanted forest feel.

Visited November 2013
Thank Joy W
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Orange, California
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Second only to Devil's Bridge in my mind”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Bring a walking stick and enjoy! Especially in November and October! There are multiple stream crossings - wear waterproof boots just in case. The leaves, trees and the rock formations are gorgeous and the hike is a nice challenge with the stream crossings and the rocks at the end.

Visited November 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrific Hike ... Amazing Views ... Arrive Early”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

At just under 7 miles round trip, this trail is packed with scenery you will remember for the rest of your life. It crosses the West Fork of Oak Creek 13 times, and I was glad I took the advice of others by bringing a hiking pole. It really helps you to maintain your balance as you step across multiple slippery rocks to cross the water. The parking lot fills up quickly; I would suggest arriving no later than 9AM to ensure you get a spot. Be sure to bring your camera, because you'll see scenery you won't want to forget.

Visited November 2013
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