|Trail through a fernery|
|Wide well-maintained trail|
|First wild rhododendron bloom of the season|
|Wildflowers in the forest|
I hiked the "Demonstration Trail", a 4-5 mile loop. The trail starts at the Forestry Center, near the parking lot, which is in the Crab Creek valley. There is a 400' elevation gain in 0.7 mile on the trail, so while it's not extremely steep, it does take some work to get to the top. The trail is well-maintained and has steps on some of the steeper parts. It is a great hike to take by yourself or can be a fun outing for the whole family.