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Dan wanek reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Would not recommend in the snow , did the hike to the summit and back .. snow was up to your knees at the top of the mountain and finding good footing on the incline to get there was sketchy at best , beautiful views on the way up .. I would definitely not recommend for an experienced hiker .. summer time this mountain is easy .. winter time is a whole different story

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Richard Kent reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Firm. Good views. An old forest. And a big house near the top close to the memorial. HYOH.

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Robert Fleagle reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Gerald Lyman reviewed Mount Will Trail
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It was really nice out on the trail. Still plenty of snow on it with a few slippery areas where the leaves were under the snow. Otherwise it was a beautiful day on the mountain!

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Gloria Yanni reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Great little trail. Views were great. Trail was wet and a little muddy. No snow or ice.

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Don’t do this in the winter

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Nancy Annis reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Yevgeniya Monisova reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Cindy Vincent reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Was great but slippery due to rain and leaves

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Peter Sargent II reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Nice hike. Although I was a little sad about the recent harvest of the Forest, but i understand why it happens. Nice views of the river, and surrounding hills.

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HikingGreat!Scramble

Really enjoyed the climb and did the loop clockwise which I think is the best way to do it. Hike with my dog and must say there were a few interesting spots for him. Will definitely do it again

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Betsy Garrett reviewed Mount Will Trail
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A beautiful woodsy climb—you go through birch forest, spruce, pine, maple, ash. In fall it’s very lovely. We went clockwise and got lost about a mile from the end—the blazes disappeared and we didn’t see a path. We ended up hiking up the side of a steep ravine. Fortunately the contours on the AllTrails map helped us find our way back to the trail!

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Nancy Annis reviewed Mount Will Trail
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HikingGreat!Private property

It was a beautiful trail but there was more bouldering than I was prepared for. I thought the trail was well marked.

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Joe Spagnola reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Got lost on the way back. Be careful!

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This is a truly beautiful hike my crew was lucky to do as fall is at its peak. As others suggested go left when you start to avoid having to go down the steepest part to save your knees. Hiking time was about 4-4,5hrs but took some long breaks to enjoy the views at the top and the gorge at the bottom.

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jaymz4life . reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Nature tripsGreat!

Went up south side and down north side. South side scenic overlook was much more appealing. Definitely some steeper sections then anticipated but nothing too difficult.

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Annie Stamell reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Great little hike with some decent steep sections that aren’t too challenging as well as some great views. Super easy to do if you’re in Bethel or Newry.

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Ronald Fink reviewed Mount Will Trail
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JEN FLOHR reviewed Mount Will Trail
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Amazing views from both sides. we went up the South side and down the north- the south was challenging, but I prefer to have the easier hike on the way down. Definitely worth it!

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Added on speckled mountain to make for a longer day. Not too hard but long mile wise. Great to relax at rattlesnake pool on the way down!

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After having made the mistake of doing white cairn last year, which was a ball busting steep climb of boulders the whole way with only one outlook spot before summit, I was anxious to do stone house, the easier hike up blueberry mount, rattlesnake pool, etc, It was good, great view at top, but hard to find, signage not great, but was long. A little too long for me, I was hurting going down. A four+ hour hike for us. We were warned, a bear cub and Large mom bear were in trail but cub had scurried up a tree and mom was below, about 10 yards off trail. Freaked me out frankly.

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HikingBugsGreat!MuddyPrivate propertyRockyScramble

Overall, this was a great and challenging hike that gets your heart rate up and makes your hamstrings feel the burn! At the first T on the trail after parking, we went left (clockwise), which ultimately becomes the steeper, rockier, and more difficult uphill path—definitely go LEFT if you want to get a really good workout (including some scrambles) and spare your knees on the way down. We went on Thursday, 9/3, arriving at 9am after a full day of rain the day before. The trail was muddy in parts, but not as bad as I was expecting. The most annoying part was that, for the first mile or so rounding the pond, there were scores of enormous spider webs (yes, with live spiders on them) spanning the width of the trail, meaning they were effectively blocking the trail. Every two feet or so there was another darn spider web—and they were big, often right at face or eye level (I’m 5’6”) and not always easy to see until it’s too late. (We walked through one too many before we had to start waving a long stick in front of us just to “clear” the path of any webs.) That was a total buzzkill; at one point we almost turned around. Past the pond, the spider webs weren’t much of an issue, thankfully. It was very odd; I’ve never seen so many like that, one right after the other. The ascent after the pond gradually steepens until you get to the most challenging part of all: the boulder “staircase” followed by a series of granite rock scrambles. The gradient is steep and it certainly gives an excellent cardio workout! The best views (which are really lovely) are along this part of the climb, so be sure to pause and take them in/get your photos snapped, maybe eat some lunch. (There is no view at the official “summit.”) This was about the 4-4.5-mile mark. A great halfway point! The route here is very well marked with strategically placed mounds of stones that guide the way. The descent (if you took the clockwise loop route) was generally pretty easy and far less steep than the ascent. Pretty muddy and slippery in places because of the prior night’s rains. The swim hole is definitely a natural wonder and though it was way too cold to swim in today, it was great for dipping sore, tired feet. :) A stretch of the last 1.5-2 miles runs through an expansive grassy field, which also serves as an air strip (weird), and past a few private homes. ****NOTE: I highly recommend that you download the trail map to your phone BEFORE you arrive, because there’s no cell service there, and because that map is a life-saver for getting through many poorly marked/confusing places, including this one.**** Surprisingly, there were only a few mosquitoes in certain places along the 8.1-mile trail, but heavy duty bug spray was definitely helpful. I was also expecting those pesky biting deer flies, especially near the water, but there were none! Maybe it’s past their season now; last year in early August, the darn things were on every trail I went on. My friend and I (both healthy, active, and in our late 30s) completed the full loop in about 5 hours, including two pee stops, two breaks for snacks/lunch, and two backtracks (after having mistakenly taken the wrong route where markers were absent).

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