Took a hike yesterday through Little Lost Creek Conservation Area along a trail I have taken many times. My son, David, and I have Spring Breaks that coincide for the first time ever. He accompanied me, and since he was looking for a workout, we added some tangents to the hike to accomplish this.
Straight through, this trail, round trip comes in at about 5.5 miles if you do not include any of the spurs off that we took. Our RT was exactly 6.7 miles in total. The trail has some hills, mainly in two sections.
As you can see, the trail drops down into Little Lost Creek Valley. This drop comes at about the one mile mark. There are some outstanding views as you come down the hill. The hill is steep and covered with large rocks. Towards the bottom, the footing can be slippery after wet weather. At the bottom, you will cross over Watkins Branch of Little Lost Creek before a flat section in the valley, at which point you will cross Little Lost Creek.