The 5.6-mile loop trail to the viewing area above Coon Creek is rated easy and is best enjoyed before hot weather sets in. A new observation deck at the falls was recently added, while two bridges, each more than 100 feet long, helped expand the park’s multi-use trail system from 7 to 30 miles.
A caveat: because the trail is shared by hikers, cyclists and equestrians, it’s essential to keep Spot on a leash, yield to horses and otherwise observe proper trail etiquette. (Rule of thumb: If you see or hear a horse approaching, step off the trail on the low side to let the riders pass. Never approach a horse unannounced.
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