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Park is close to home so I tried it again. I did not get lost this time but I am not sure that was a good thing.
I kept to the largest "paths" but they were close to noise sources. It is a nice place to hike with paths that vary greatly but it is not well marked and there are few places to sit and rest of enjoy the peace.
Entering the park I bought a state park pass and the rangers (are they still called that?) were very nice and I was given a good map to help from getting lost.
I started with the Rock Shelf Interpretive Trail which was short but interesting. The trail was a bit rough but not too bad and well worth the detour from the main trails. After that I started at the swimming area which was filled with kids and a bit loud and followed the paved Hike and Bike Trail past the camping area. Just past the camping area is a bit of a steep hill but there were benches to sit down and relax throughout the trail. It was a nice, easy and quite walk and I even got to stop and watch an armidillo foraging for food.
The only drawbacks were the noise around the swimming area and getting passed by 3 or 4 bikers but that was very minor.
Overall, I will definitely go back to try the Homestead trail.
The hike was enjoyable but I had a hard time finding my way back to the entrance. I got to watch several critters and listen to various songs including birds, the wind and a high school band practicing.