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Always a good hike. The views are wonderful and the terrain is pretty varied compared to other areas of the park. The only downside is the somewhat confusing trails. You can often see two or three other trails near the one you are on. That is what you get for traversing such a small area though. It is also pretty well traveled, so don't expect a walk in the woods by yourself :)
We hiked this trail, which leads into a network of other trails. it was snow packed. I work hiking shoes and my husband wore trail runners with yak tracks. Great sunny trail with good about of foot and bike traffic. Lots of little mining shacks along the way.
Excellent hike! Great workout! Well marked trails. The entire trail can be long winded and takes about 3 hours (give or take) to complete so not the best for little ones, but we often do part of the trail with the kiddos! Be aware of hunting season though-almost every time we hike here we cross paths with many hunters and we see tons of shotgun shells scattered about. Wear the right gear/colors and this trail is sure to be a favorite!
Briscoe R. on Norris Reservation Trail
This is a really great place to walk. Contrary to other reports, Norris is open all year. Very friendly people. Nice ponds, a stream, great for dogs. One of my favorite places to walk. If it's busy, you can park on the street or across the street at the Post Office without a problem.
Walked this trail with my husband, our nephew and his kids. His 3 year old son was able to navigate the trails with us with no problem. His 1 year old also walked with us but ended up riding in a backpack most of the way. Good walk, not too strenuous. Loved the stream and waterfalls. The tunnel was nice too. Would hike here again.