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Hiked on November 3rd. Absolutely beautiful trail. A couple tricky mini scrambles, that would've been less tricky if they we're as wet and slippery. Views are amazing, as expected. A bit of snow closer to the top.

A great hike that would’ve been a lot easier had it not been for the frequent mud jumping. The views from the tower were stunning and I even saw a guy hiking in sandals

What a Great Hike! One steep part but lots of trees & roots to hold onto. The waterfalls along the way are Gorgeous!

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13 days ago

Fairly easy walk in to a Beautiful Beach setting ! Little muddy wet but manageable. Would do this hike again in the summer!

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14 days ago

Snowy, muddy and slippery today but still a great hike. Gradual climb with lots of bridges and stairs.

Did goodnow today. Very nice hike. Fire tower was in good shape. Nice view :)

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1 month ago

10/13/18 Trail was covered in the changing leafs but pretty easy to follow. The top of the tower was so beautiful. Saw a rainbow on the top! Must go for sure!

This was the 4th fire tower challenge for my 5 year old an I (brought the wife along on this one).

Day was wet, so that along with the leafs covered rocks and ankle breaker roots made for slow going. Took us 2h up and 1.5h down.

There is one section near the top where you enter an evergreen grove that is covered with hanging moss. The day we did it the mountain top was fogged in. When we entered this section my boy stopped us and said "it looks like we are on another planet". He was right.

The fire tower is super tall, unfortunately for us, we did it on peak color change, but had no view.

We will probably do this one again on our way to completing the fire tower challenge, just so we get to see the view.

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1 month ago

Great hike. I couldn't see much of anything on the top of Peaked Mountain yesterday, but I didn't mind... the Brook trail (filled with marshes and lush beauty) made my day : ) It was a nice change of pace to hike a trail not entirely made up of rocks too... some of them got slippery approaching the summit though, so next time I'll pick a day when it's not raining to see the view : )

Really enjoyed this hike trail was peaceful and in very good condition. Great fall foliage and weather were a bonus.

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1 month ago

NIce family hike with 4 good stop points along the way with views. It's got so many level and downhill stretches that you wonder how you will ever ascend the 1338 feet quoted. Great for dogs, even short legged ones - no scrambles or ladders or obstacles... and easy and beautiful trail. 3 stars because I try to use the entire star range in reviews.. too many trails rated 4 or 5 so that the rating becomes meaningless. It's a very nice hike with 180degree SE to NW views of hills and Gore Mountain... great color today.

A little overgrown, but very passable. Nice views at the top...fall color change underway. The change from deciduous to conifer on the way up is so sudden it's amazing.

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1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes ever. View at the top is so beautiful, trail is very nice the whole way up, not a very difficult hike but you really get up there feeling the Adirondack vibes.

Hiked this very shady trail this morning. 5.4 miles as expected, nice views at the summit. Even though the trail showed signs of heavy rain yesterday, the footing was great. We only saw 3 people and one dog during our trip. We were out and back in under 2 hours.

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1 month ago

Great hike with gorgeous views. Only saw a couple of people on the trail. My dog and I had a wonderful time

I loved this hike!! I am timid about slippery trails and large rocks where I might fall (even with good hiking boots). This hike had very little of either of these so I felt safer than I have on other hikes - a big plus. Perhaps it helped that it hadn't rained in a while, but even if it did I expect the condition would be a lot better than other riskier trails. As the description notes you go up and down quite a bit which seems odd but I think it is because they mean for the trail to wrap so it's more realistic to get to the top. I absolutely agree that the views you can see as you ascend are wonderful. The last trek is steep but the view from the top of the mountain outstanding!!!! There are quite a few roots throughout, but I just kept my eye on the trail and they were no problem. Also watch for some small short trunks sticking up in the trail, possible from when they cleared the trail, but again not a big deal, just be aware. One thing they definitely have to fix: the sign at the bottom says 2.0 miles each way, but it is far longer than that. The 2.7 noted online is more accurate, we even clocked a little longer.

Nice hike for a warm day, or for lunch by the Falls.

It was incredible!!!

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1 month ago

Hiked trail in June, nice shady route. Impressive Falls. Improved boardwalks at marshy start of trail.

One of the best hidden-gem hikes that isn’t a High Peak. We hiked this yesterday.... the trail meanders through beautiful wooded sections, past boulders and opens to several scenic vistas. Views from summit are spectacular on a clear day. Close to 6 Miles RT.

on Goodnow Mountain Trail

2 months ago

Lovely hike; very diverse forest; trail conditions on 9/13/18 were wet but completely manageable. A fair amount of overgrowth over the trail in some spots but still passable. A little jungle-like! As far as difficulty, I’d rate it as moderate for the average hiker; easy for die-hards; and moderate to difficult for newbies because of roots and rocks and foot placement. There are a number of boardwalks on the trail which lends a friendlier, easier feel to the hike, and offers a nice reprieve from tricky foot work just when you need it, it seems! This is an interpretive trail but I failed to notice many of the markers. There is a surprising descent-then-ascent near the summit prior to reaching the tower. The tower itself is smaller than others I’ve climbed and incredibly sturdy and safe to climb. The cab is very small. I’d say three adults would be crowded! But as I had the cab and summit to myself, it was perfect. A 360 degree view of the ADKs. Incredible and absolutely one of the best I’ve seen so far.

I was visited by a pine marten in the little patch of conifers at the base! He climbed the trunk and stared right at me for about fifteen seconds. I have NEVER seen one in person and to see one this close (maybe 12 feet away), is somewhat of a wildlife marvel, I believe!

Family friendly for sure. Large parking lot. Enjoy!

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2 months ago

Nice view, trail up the mountain is a bit eroded

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2 months ago

Very gradual until the top with lots of spots for the dog (or humans) to swim on a hot day. Great views! Somewhat crowded by the thirteenth lake area. Our dog hikes often, and I know some said their dogs couldn’t make it all the way. Our Aussie/husky 50 lb medium dog had no issues on this one, but smaller or less agile dogs may have a tougher time.

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2 months ago

We hiked goodnow on September 9,2018. Temperatures were in the low to mid 50s ideal for a hike.
Our lab, Stella hiked this with us.
The trail itself was about as good as any we have hiked in the Adirondacks. Conditions were dry and the trail was in excellent condition. There was a number of boardwalks over ravines and probable wet spots. And there was a number of stone and wooden steps cut into the trail, along with wooden traps to slow and divert rain runoff.
No views to speak of until you reach the summit. And at the peak, the view is limited. But once you climb the Sixty foot fire tower the view is awesome!!!
Kind of a scary ascent, narrow stairs and only some chicken wire to keep u safe. But oh so worth the climb.
This is a great hike, not too strenuous, yet a pleasure to walk to it’s conclusion.
And lots of hardwood trees, in the fall this must be stunning!

Well worth the effort , view from the tower is awesome

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2 months ago

This is a short, easy walk to a waterfall. This time of year it's a trickle but I'm sure in the Spring it's worth seeing.
The app gives the wrong location. It's near Racquatte Lake. This needs to be corrected! This is a good place to give the dogs or kids a break from the car.

One moderately steep stretch towards the end, but it’s not long. The rest of the hike is easy and the views are incredible!

Fairly easy hike with a couple steep sections. Our two dogs loved it and was fun for all 4 of us. There are some awesome views on the way up, and at one point you can see the summit you're climbing to. We went early in the morning and saw good views on the way up, but once at the summit it was nothing but white below us. We enjoyed it anyways! I would recommend this one, especially if bringing dogs.

Beautiful trail, nice and easy and dog friendly until the top. We got pretty close to the top and had to turn around due to our dogs sliding on the rocks and unable to climb the roots of trees. We boosted our dogs a few times to get closer but didn't feel comfortable or safe enough bringing them further. Loved the view of the lake, pond and stream on the way up.

Swam in the water pool next to the waterfall, it was a great cool down!

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