Veteran JRHikers agree this is the finest hike we have due to its beauty, its remoteness and that we literally hike much of the way on the edge of the river.
It's a challenging 4 1/2 hour 7 mile hike over hill and dale that will take us to the 1882 pump house building.
JR Hiker Lynn Harrison said this about the hike which we did August 24:
"I'm calling this "the mud and blood" hike. If you saw my knees you would understand. Would I do it again? Definitely Yes."
To Washington's Arch.
Then hike 3/4 mile further west up the river.
On the return we'll come by a little known yet historically significant structure that is nearly 200 years old.
As a fellow hiker commented, "It's not a street walker hike." I promise you'll find it beautiful!
Here are scenes from the same hike August 23, 2013.
Don't make the mistake of parking at the Riverview Cemetery entrance. Take one of the winding roads all the way to the south eastern most corner of cemetery where you will find ample parking on the grass. You will literally be able to see the river from where your car is parked.
Arrive early as we plan to begin hiking promptly at 8 am.