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hiking
5 days ago

Got grumpy going up the big hill but it’s manageable. Nice, interesting rocks at the top. Lovely stream trail on the decline. Counter clockwise is the way to go.

Trail was beautiful, great views. It was a little wet when we went and had quite a few river crossings but I made for a great day-hike.

1 month ago

Awesome trail!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was wonderful and the leaves were in prime color.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was beautiful. I recommend doing the steep climb first. There are stunning views at Raven’s Rock and another towards the end. Most of the trail is next to a little creek. It’s wonderful.

There are multiple tree environments. Walking through the different environments one after the other was beautiful.

hiked Ruth will trail it was a real nice trail to jime for only a couple hours not to extreme

hiking
1 month ago

What I found most memorable about this trail are the cool little bridges and the fact that it is exclusively marked using cairns. Lots of pointless ups and downs. It’s a fine workout!

hiking
2 months ago

Very good hike but trail needs additional markers

hiking
2 months ago

Ok hike I took the white trail up (the only hard part of the hike) then walked along the trail to station 10 where I switched to the blue trail and walked around the rim coming back again to the white trail by station 3. The hike after summiting at Station 2 was relatively easy and not very scenic. Only a couple of the overlooks gave good unobstructed views.

this is one of my favorite trails in the area! some buddys of mine and me started it around 9am and went counter clockwise first part of the hike was brutal but worth the pain. we completed the whole loop in about 4 1/2 hours with take a few quick breaks for food and water. would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure

This is one of my favorite spots to hike, swim, fish, or camp. Being a local I've grown up in the woods and mountains around the park. Almost all trails in R.B. Winter are family friendly and all are well maintained.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! Full of wildlife, wild blue berries and more, but watch out for rattle snakes! Great view points as well.

hiking
4 months ago

I went counter clockwise and the elevation gain in the first 2 Miles was brutal but definitely worth it. When your up top near the viewpoints you better be aware of your surroundings. I walked up on rattlesnakes twice. At mile 8 I came across the biggest black bear I’ve ever seen. Happy that he wanted nothing to do with me. Besides the wildlife the scenery was incredible. Walking along the water and at least 20 water crossings was awesome. My last 6 Miles was in the rain so the water was flowing strong. I would definitely recommend this hike but I would never go solo on this again.

backpacking
4 months ago

Pretty forest, but very few views. Very limited space for overnight camping unless you camp out on top of one of the two hills. We saw a rattlesnake sunbathing on one of the rocks of a view point.

trail running
5 months ago

Lots of rocks and roots to navigate around. Would have been a great hike due to all the overlooks, but not ideal for trail running. Quite a few down trees, as well. Watch your step!

This is a nice, easy, family trail. Nothing too spectacular. I loved the clever poetry that is written on the rail at the overlook!

Very well marked trail. The trail is definitely moderate, with one steep up hill portion that is pretty brutal due to tumbling rocks. We hiked it yesterday on a beautiful day and had to stop many times on the uphill portion. If you only hike the Golden Eagle Trail, and don’t go up to the Ravens Claw lookout, the trail is only 9 miles. We didn’t hike up to that lookout because we had the dogs with us and many people have said there are a lot of rattle snakes up there. We didn’t see any snakes, but heard one let out a warning hiss while we passed a big log on a sunny portion of the trail so we quickly moved along. Wear good waterproof hikers and long pants if hiking during the summer months or you will be very itchy and uncomfortable for most of the hike. I learned this the hard way. Great hike. Easy to find, nice parking area, and very well marked. Lots of places to filter water as well.

hiking
6 months ago

Those nettles are no joke. Seriously, you will plow through gauntlets of them. I rounded a corner at around the 9 mile mark and was perhaps 25 yards away from the largest black bear I have EVER seen! It was a day to remember...

hiking
6 months ago

a nice 2 hour hike.

hiking
6 months ago

First off, this NOT A MODERATE TRAIL! This is a difficult trail and I'm a pretty experienced hiker. We went clockwise. You enter the trail at 6 o'clock, the vista this trail is known for is around 3, so if that's all you really want, then go counterclockwise. This is a 10 mile hike round-trip and all bets are off for what you think your typical hiking pace is because so much of it is up, up, up. My calves haven't been this sore since I hiked to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The trail is narrow. I don't know how we would have passed other hikers at certain points - mountain going up on one side, the other is a 100+ foot drop to the creek below. Wear good, solid hikers, use hiking poles and take lots of water. It took us 7 hours to do this hike, with maybe 1 of that for stopping. There are very few places to sit for a breather, so when you come to one, take advantage of it. At times the trail is in the creek and lots of creek crossings. If you're prepared and know what to expect, you can enjoy the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Dont come early may if you like seeing leaves on trees. I hiked the blue trail. The views are alright, but mostly shrouded by trees. The trailhead is moderately steep, like your grandma couldnt do it, but your mom probably could. Relative to the Appalacian, this was kinda boring, but to a infrequent hiker, i’d give them a go ahead on this trail.

backpacking
7 months ago

two highschool friends and I wanted to go backpacking as a graduation trip. We were unprepared for this strenuous trail but still had a blast. Cant wait to do it again now that I know how to backpack a lot better

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Well marked trail, absolutely beautiful! Make sure you where proper footwear, treking pools are beneficial as well. Watch where you step ,especially near rock formations ,timber rattlesnakes are a common sight. Along the trail you will be crossing streams easily over 20 times, so you can't be afraid to get your feet wet!

hiking
7 months ago

Great day hike for sure! I’d say it’s moderate to difficult depending on your skill set. Didn’t see many animals, LOTS of chipmunks, so be careful..... do NOT get caught up in the Chip-Pocalypse! All jokes aside it was a blast, I took it counter clockwise as most people suggest. Only saw 2 other hikers. Bring plenty of water! There are some nice shaded places to have lunch in the valleys about 4-5 miles in. I’ll definitely do it again when there’s full canopy.

Gorgeous views, especially if you make it up to Ravens Horn. I'd recommend wearing long pants due to overgrown stinging nettle on a decent portion of the trail.

on Golden Eagle Trail

8 months ago

Can't wait to do it again! Recommend pants and bug spray. I think my children scared away any wildlife for miles around. The dog even slept on the way home. They all have been very quiet and calm. Oh, wait! They are sleeping and it is a little after 9pm on a Saturday.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike, you cross a small stream back and force many times so wet feet could be a problem if the water is running good. My GPS tracker said it was a 10.08 mile hike. Hiked it the end of March.

hiking
8 months ago

Wow... pretty rugged trail. I did this hike 4/7/18 and the water was high which made crossing the streams a bit challenging. When I say crossing streams, I mean you’ll be doing it like 50+ times so waterproof boots are a must. I hiked counter clockwise... it’s quite the ascent to Raven’s Horn, what a beautiful vista! It was cold when I went so no sight of snakes. Tons of sticks and branches over the trail which will always get stuck on your boots or pant legs. The descent is hard on the knees. This is definitely what I consider a difficult trail, but worth the work. Also, it ended up at 10.6 miles for me.

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