If you do the AT, north loop and south loop, you experience 3 different terrains. The south loop has rock scrambles while the north offers open grassy fields and views of the Lehigh River. The AT is covered by forest. The utilization of the AT and loops can determine how much time or how strenuous you want your experience to be.
First time on this trail. The trail as it appears on the map does include the Red, then Light Blue, and a little bit of Orange, then back to Red trails. A bit confusing if you have never been on this trail system.
I would advise wearing good sturdy shoes like hiking boots because of the mixed terrains of rocks, roots, and boulders.
This was a fun trail system with many options so your hike could be as long or short, easy or hard as you want to make it.
I did the loop at the top. I went to boulder look out and then headed down north trail to the cut across at the road. that portion consisted of beautiful views and smooth path. On the south side back large areas of ferns and wooded. Had many different landscapes for a short day hike. The climb was strenuous, the outlook by devils loop was very rocky but worth the climb up the boulders. The rest of the hike was easy, My 11 year old daughter went with me and also loved it.
it was a well blazed trail. I took my puppy along he did very well also. I started on the orange trail then switched to the green trail. we ended up coming out at another part of the park, a couple of blocks away from where we stated. I liked it will be going back again.