Length- 0.75 mile roundtrip for Creek Trail; 1.75 miles roundtrip for Overlook Trail
Difficulty- Easy to moderate; not ADA accessible
Trail Blazes- Blue
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There are two different loop trails at this natural area; both begin and end at the parking lot. A number of interpretive panels share information about the flora, fauna, and management of the property. There are many great wildlife observation opportunities.
From the parking area, this trail follows an old road trace a short distance before being rerouted to the right (look for blue trail blazes). This trail will lead visitors into the riparian area adjacent to Big Creek. The rerouted trail ties back into the original trail, and from there it is only a short hike down to the water's edge. After leaving the creek it is only a short hike up to the Creek Trail/Overlook Trail intersection. From here, visitors can either head back to the parking area or extend the hike another mile and enjoy the beauty of the Overlook Trail.
The Overlook Trail takes visitors to a high bluff line which overlooks a long pool and a series of rapids on Big Creek. There are several waterfalls that can be seen and often times heard along this trail.