Jake SellsExplorer

  • Fish Sinking Creek at Clover Hollow Queens Truss Bridge

    Park alongside of the road at the bridge where 2-3 cars can fit. From here you can fish in Sinking Creek with a great view of this historic landmark. The majority of fish are native brook's and can be caught on a smaller 4-5 wt rod using dry flies...

  • Fly Fish the Tom's Creek-Poverty Creek Junction

    Head west on Glade Road from Blacksburg for 4.0 miles until it merges onto Mt. Zion Road. Continue on this for another 1.5 until you pass New Mt Zion Church on your right. Take an immediate right turn after the church onto Poverty Creek Road (This...

  • Hike to Wind Rock

    At the parking lot cross the gravel road to the trail head that starts at a map posted on the edge of the road. Hike a quick quarter-mile where you'll turn left to a large rocky outcrop with views of the blueridge. You'll pass a campsite with fire...

    0.5 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike to Bondcliff

    Park at the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center off the Kancamagus Highway where the Lincoln Woods Trailhead begins. Because of such a long hike, it's best to start at daybreak, or as early as possible to make it back before dark. The trail starts at th...

    18 miles 3110 ft gain

  • Photograph Sinking Creek Falls

    Park at the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge, and walk or bike  1/3 mile along Clover Hollow Rd in the direction of Blue Grass Trail Rd or to the pin dropped in the location below.When you can see the waterfall, carefully walk down the bank where you'...

  • Hike the Dolly Sods Wilderness North Loop via Rocky Ridge Trail

    The hike begins at the "Dolly Sods Trailhead Parking" location easily found on Google Maps. The lot is big enough for about 6-8 vehicles. Begin walking at the end of the gravel parking lot/road for about 0.5 miles until you enter the Dolly Sods Wi...

    10.4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Cutler

    This is a quick hike to add to the list if you're making a trip to the Cheyenne Canon area. Parking is limited to about 15 cars and fills up fast so be sure to start early or the first part of your hike might start from a further parking or pull-o...

    2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike the Gorge Trail at Buttermilk Falls

    The Gorge Trail starts to the right at the base of the last cascading waterfall you see as you enter the park. From here you begin hiking into the heart of the gorge following Buttermilk Creek to a bridge where you can turn around or continue expl...

    1.7 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Helen Hunt Falls & Silver Cascades

    Park at the log-cabin visitor's center on North Cheyenne Canyon Rd just before it turns into Gold Camp Rd. I definitely recommend arriving early, as the parking lot fills up quickly. Helen Hunt Falls is in sight of the parking area, and another 1/...

    0.65 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Falls Trail at Beltzville State Park

    At the Christman Trailhead, hike a quick, flat 2.5 miles following the yellow trail markers through farm meadows and birch forests to the Falls Trail loop/intersection. Here hike the Falls trail which is a 0.5 mile loop that links back to the 2.5 ...

    5.5 miles

  • Hike to Mt. Rosa

    To get to the trailhead start on Old Stage Rd. After 11 miles turn right onto Forest Service Rd 379. This is a 4WD road. A small/large SUV, or truck should do the trick, nothing too crazy though. Drive on FS 379 for 1.5 miles until you come to an ...

    3.7 miles 1322 ft gain

  • Backpack to the Abandoned Skagway Power Plant and Ghost Town

    Construction of the Skagway Plant began in 1899 and was complete in 1901. In 1965, 15 days of rain brought floods washing out a lot of the pipeline and other infrastructure. Fixing the power plant didn’t make sense and funds weren’t in place. The ...

    10 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the Freeland Boardwalk Trail

    A free entrance and parking area for about a half dozen cars off Freeland Road features this quick adventure for all ages. The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Freeland Boardwalk offers a variety of wildlife and environments like Ponds, ...

    0.4 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the War Spur Loop

    This is an awesome hike to do with limited time. It only took about 2 hours total with time to chill at the overlook. There's a map at the beginning of the trailhead which also shows how to connect over to the Appalachian Trail via the War Spur Co...

    2.7 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Bridle Path through the Madelyn Marx Preserve

    After crossing the Mousam River on Western Ave, see signs and gravel pull-off areas for parking at the Bridle Path trailhead. The Madelyn Marx Preserve is a greater part of the Kennebunk Land Trust home to many preserves in the area (So look for K...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Carson Trail in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    Pull into the well marked Wildlife Refuge off Port Rd. There's several official building as well as an interpretive center and bathroom very close to the parking lot.The only trail, the Carson Trail, is feet from the parking area. It's an extremel...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Twin Mountain

    The DEC Parking lot, is located at the very end of a dead end, along Prediger Rd. Start at the trail head to the right of the trail kiosk and sign in sheet. The trail starts out very easy going as you approach the base of Twin. At mile 0.25, you’l...

    6 miles 1586 ft gain

  • Hike to Kelly's Knob via the Appalachian Trail

    This is a great day hike for families or groups looking to get out for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson National Forest.From 460W Take Blue Grass Trail Rd then a left onto Clover Hollow Rd/State Route 601. Continue on this for 6....

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Explore Spring Point Lighthouse

    Being a less popular lighthouse out of the many in the greater Portland area, parking is easy and crowds are limited. Parking at Fort Prebble is ideal for a short walk to the lighthouse. Completed in 1897, off the shoreline of Fort Prebble, Spring...

    1 miles 39 ft gain

  • Hike and Birdwatch the Apalachin Marsh

    Park on the gravel "pull-off" West-bound on Route 434 in Apalachin (See pin). Walk along the fence and turn into the opening where you'll go through a tunnel about 20 yards long. From there you're in the preserve where you can hike the yellow trai...

    1 miles

  • Catch Sunset on the North Shore Pueblo Reservoir

    The sunset is great all around the park, but if you're looking for a bit of an adventure and one of my favorite unknown spots follow along below: Entering the North entrance of the park turn right onto the gravel road right before entering the par...

  • Watch the Sunrise from the Marginal Way Trail

    Park near the Oceanside Oarweed restaurant or any other public spots on the cove's peninsula. Marginal Way is a nicely paved 1.25 mile out and back path, perfect for a morning walk or run on the rocky coast. Catch fishermen, lobstermen, and recrea...

    2 miles 70 ft gain

  • Hike to Laudholm Beach at Wells National Estuarine Reserve

    From the main parking area take the Beach Barrier Trail which takes you through several different types of environment; fields, forests, and marshland before reaching Laudholm Beach to further explore or take a dip.Walk the length of Laudholm Beac...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Thayer Preserve Loop at Lick Brook

    On Townline road, park at the pulloff where you'll see arrows pointing to the "Thayer Loop Trail" and a kiosk describing the trail. This trail is a short trail that travels along the side of Lick Brook overlooking several small cascades and waterf...

    0.8 miles 100 ft gain