October Trip: Hiking at Hillsborough River State Park

Five of us enjoyed hiking at Hillsborough River State Park last weekend. We had more ladies interested but some were attending the Ladies Let’s Go Fishing workshop–it was the second make-update for it. Hurricane season sometimes leads to rescheduled events!

Some of the ladies from the Adventurous Woman's outdoors group standing on an overlook along the Hillsborough River watching the rapids at Hillsborough River State Park.

It was a nice morning for a hike, not too warm or buggy. We hiked along the river and enjoyed looking at the rapids. The trail began to thin out as we got closer to the main road.

Some of the ladies from the Adventurous Woman's outdoors group standing on an overlook along the Hillsborough River watching the rapids at Hillsborough River State Park.
A view of the rapids on the Hillsborough River at Hillsborough River State Park.

After a group discussion, we decided to turn around and head back down along the river and then crossed over to the other side. We hiked the Baynard Trail loop, part of which was walking along a narrow boardwalk over some water. There was a bench in the middle of this for those who wanted to sit and enjoy the view of the woods.

This trail was a little bit muddy at some points but not too bad that we couldn’t pass nor did it cake our shoes in mud. After hiking this loop, we decided to call it a day and head back home before the rain started. It was a nice short hike and great to be outside enjoying nature.

Five women from the Adventurous Woman's outdoor group pose for a picture at the entrance to the suspension bridge crossing the river at Hillsborough River State Park
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