Pathfinder | 71 pts
Once you find the trailhead (it's kind of obscure), it's just a beautiful hike to an old growth forest. We started off and it was pouring rain, and about 10 min into the hike, the sun came out and it was just beautiful. This trail is actually a nice loop, and at the beginning of the trail (maybe half mile in) there is an old cabin called the Willis Baxter Cabin built in 1889. Very neat. You hike along the a creek for a little while which runs on your left. If you look closely at the far side of the creek, you'll see an old stone wall built by the settlers of the area. I took a lot of pretty wildflower pictures on this trip, and there are a lot of unusual old tree formations. Once inside Albright Grove loop, there are several really old, really really big tulip trees ( I believe that is the type of tree - tragically, I'm not so great on identifying trees), and very large old stumps. Be sure to follow the trail back around at the top of Albright Grove, and not try to walk down what looks like a trail along the back side of the grove.... it's not a trail. It's a washout, as we quickly learned, and leads no where. LOL Albright Grove actually intersects w/ several major trails including Maddron Bald, Snake Den Ridge and Gabes Mountain Trail. Very secluded. We hardly ran into any other hikers on this trail. Very beautiful.