A day hike around a small lake, along a creek, and through a mixed pine and hardwood forest. The trail heads south, first along the stream and then along the west side of Lick Fork Lake. There are many scenic vistas. The trail crosses several brooks and gullies, some by means of small footbridges. The mixed forest has a clear understory and contains white oak, beech, northern red oak, dogwood, red maple, hickory, sourwood, and both loblolly and shortleaf pines. Underneath grow holly, ferns, and a variety of wildflowers. Watch for signs of beaver activity.
The Lick Fork Lake Trail heads north beside a stream that feeds the lake. Watch carefully for a sign indicating a 90-degree turn to the left (west). This turn carries you down to a small brook which you must ford by hopping across slippery rocks. The initial path continues straight ahead upstream (north) for some distance before fading out, so it is important to watch carefully for the left turn.
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