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.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice hike. Started with the blue trail, continued on to the red and finished at the blue. Moderate hike, up and down rocks at times. Decent views.

hiking
1 month ago

Geat views both directions of the peak. I preferred heading to the peak first then finishing on the flat.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for novices looking to try out a moderate level trail, nothing too technical but definitely some steep terrain and it's a pretty short distance with maybe 3/4 a mile being flat.

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.

hiking
3 months ago

The newly blazed trail up the steep is a lot easier with a few switchbacks. Nice scenic 2 mile loop.

hiking
4 months ago

Went in autumn and it's such a breathtaking view. Worth every step!

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 !!

Love it you need a good pair of hiking boots it is intense for a beignet in many places but if you are a seasoned hiker it is a joy

4 months ago