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The view from the top is spectacular. The trail itself is nice, but there wasn't anything special to remember (just one distant waterfall.) There was a picnic table after about 1.5 or 2 miles, so that was nice.
Many people here say it is very difficult, but in my opinion it was pretty moderate, not too hard, and I'm not thr person who hikes on a regular basis.
I'd recommend going there just to see the amazing view.
Extremely steep and definitely difficult! The views through the forest were generally unremarkable, until you made it closer to the top. Some scrambling in a few of the more rocky areas, and there were quite a few spots that looked like they were straight up! The summit is completely worth it though, unparalleled views that were a little dizzying when we first made it up. The winds did not let up and only got worse at the top, so I would recommend doing this in the warmer months or bundling up and being careful at the top! Overall amazing views and 100% would go again. Still feeling the burn in my legs two days later!!
this was my favorite local go to biking trail! I would take the gravel road to the story burn day use area. you're essentially at the top. I've done it as a loop but usually as an out and back. from the top day use area you can access the trail to the right (looking at the wooden Map sign). this takes you down a great and smooth downhill ride with beautiful scenery!! only issue is I've done it as quick as 15 minutes once I got comfortable with the trail (totally worth it though!) at the bottom trail continues straight but I would go right over the bridge and this soon ends in gales Greek campground. if you enjoy pain you can go up the summit trail from the campground or shuttle/hitch or what I did most, hike/bike back the way I came....the other option from the top is to go left (looking at the wooden sign) this side is fun as well but eventually drops in to some grown in wet area before opening up in to a forested area that then leads to university falls. the exploration aspect of this side of the trail was fun but the biking was not quite as smooth and fast....
Great demanding hike for someone that is in good shape. My dogs and I ended up finishing it in 5 1/2 hours with taking time to enjoy the view, taking pictures and eating at the top. I really enjoyed this hike but would almost recommend shuttling vehicles instead of doing Wilson river trail. After seeing the views the Wilson river trail part is pretty disappointing. All in all give it 5 stars!
Incredible trail but definitely difficult. Three or four sections were pretty rough and the heart rate got up pretty high (170s for me, I had a HRM on). Dense vegetation throughout until you get right to the top so not many views on the way up. But man... all of that is completely worth the top view. Gorgeous views that i could've stayed and just looked at for days. Very lightly trafficked, as we were there on a Monday morning except for one gentleman who told us he was always out there.
If you have the time (~3 hours round trip) and the physical fitness, this trail is a must.
Super short easy trail that leads to a flat marker on the ground at the four county point. The whole hike was punctuated by the sound of gunshots; I never saw anyone but could hear people firing guns nearby the entire time. Not the vibe I seek while hiking.