I wanted to try some new trail this time...so I followed the blue and yellow trail..it took me to the other side..there is a 180 degree view point...it would be nice on Fall...the only thing I don't like the yellow trail is too muddy..probably because there is a water sauce around...so next time..I just stick with the Chauncey Peak trail.
They recently rerouted the trail up to the peak. This new trail makes the trek much more accessible to many more people. It's a very interesting hike with lots to see. Great rock formations at the peak, view of Crescent Lake and the surrounding towns. To lengthen the hike, at the base of the hill, instead of turning left to head back toward the lake, you can turn right on the blue trail, head up the hill and pick up the red trail. We then picked up the yellow trail and headed up a gentle incline to Lamentation Mountain. This connects you to the blue trail at the peak of Lamentation, a nice ridge trail which then descends back to the parking lot. Adding this piece gave us close to another 3 miles.
My hands down favorite !!! My dogs and I do this climb, hike often. In the fall the views are incredibly beautiful !! From the 1st peak you overlook the town, road, cars going by. Further peaks overlook the water, quarry, clear days you can see the golf course.
Once at the bottom of the climb there's multiple, multiple trails, views, waterfall, even a tee pee tribute to a local hiker who was well known on these trails.
A MUST DO !!