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  Hiking Tips for Cook Forest and Clear Creek

Hiking in Cook Forest and Clear CreekSome tips to make your hike more enjoyable:

  • Established hiking trails are marked with signs at the trail head and intersections

  • Watch for blazes on trees, which mark trail locations. Blazes are swatches of paint places on trees to aid in trail navigation.

  • Rocks, fallen trees, roots, and steep ground will make some trails rough and uneven.

  • Proper footwear, along with care of foot placement, will help prevent sprained ankles or falls.

  • Do not hike during periods of high wind. Falling branches and trees commonly occur at these times.

  • Carry enough water for your trip.

  • You may encounter a variety of wildlife while hiking. For your safety, leave them alone.

  • Leave your iPod at home - when hiking, take time to pause and listen to the sounds of the Forest, and you'll find it fascinating!

  • Leave yourself enough time to get back on trails before dark. Work backwards from sunset to determine your return time - and be sure to account for the lower-light factor of the forest.

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