Avila A. on Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail
Sunday Nov 27 2016 started hiking towards echo mountain at 7:15 am it was raining and cold wind but worth it made it to the top at 8:25 am and it was really bone chilling windy.it was at 41 degrees Fahrenheit .I spended 15min on the top and,had no choice to head back my hands were numb but like I said it was worth it i'll be back again and again and beyond to inspiration point....
Is a easy hike.. the only problem is that when we were about a mile away to get to the inspirational point right by the creek there was a wild cat I'm thinking it was a bob cat n it got on attack position when it saw us n decided to go back since after echo mountain to the inspirational point trail there was no one else but us two...but hopefully we make it next time... has anyone seen any wild danger animals in this area?
Mooney C. on Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail
Pretty moderate hike. Great for dogs and kids. Many picnic tables and cool historic stuff on the top
Love this trail to train on. Gets me in running shape quickly! Definitely a good elevation gain in 2.7 miles (rt is just shy of 6). I'm up and back down in about 75-85 minutes. Go early or late since this trail has very little shade. If there's a full moon out, there will be plenty of people on the trail even at night! Love it!