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walking
3 days ago

Easy well-groomed trail in and the most beautiful suspension bridge in all of CT and NY. A must-see!

hiking
13 days ago

Date: Jan 3, 2019
Cost: $ subject to NPS Parks Pass
Conditions: Partly cloudy, calm, Mid 30s

Pros: Gorgeous in winter. The ladder in the middle is neat and adds a fun element to this hike. Great expansive view at end of the park, nice spot to watch sunset.

My experience: 1.7 miles round trip. Briefly lost trail at one point. Ladder slippery in winter. I had more trouble going down than up. No problem entering park during Government Shut Down - roads were clear and gates were open. Leave no trace!!!

Cons: Sturdy footwear recommended. Use duck-type boots if wet/winter/muddy. Ladder is quite steep at the top and can be unnerving for some. I imagine the ladder could be congested at busy times. I briefly got off course and only knew it due to my AllTrails app.

IG: Minnesota_Wanderer

Lots and I mean lots of steps but the view at the top is beautiful and definitely worth it. We loved the tower!

hiking
17 days ago

I would give this one 3 starts but I REALLY enjoyed the view from the tower and Balancing Rock was unreal. So those things earned the extra star. But the walk there and back...eh. It’s was nice just because I like to be in the woods.

I got an all-time favorite photo here. we loved it. The ladder is intimidating but very secure. great view at the end.

hiking
24 days ago

The trail is well marked and easy to follow. the view from the top is really beautiful especially on a clear day. Plus the sound of the water coming from the creek is really refreshing. It is a little bit of a workout but it is worth it.

hiking
24 days ago

This was a wonderful trail. As other reviewers stated... go up the left side to avoid the stairs. I would have highly disliked this trail if I had to climb up all those stairs. It was a busy Saturday at the park but this trail was very quiet. A beautiful 360 view from the top. The lookout tower is really cool!

End of December 18... trails in good shape- enjoyed both Falls! Be sure to have hiking shoes

hiking
25 days ago

A nice short out and back hike to a waterfall and a cave with some history of a Revolutionary period skirmish between the Torys and Patriots that resulted in fatalities. At the time of this post the falls are fantastic due to a recent rain. The waterfall is more of a trickle during the dry season but the cave known as Torys Den is worth the hike especially if you are into history.

Very easy hike

hiking
28 days ago

Really love the trails here. The river is beautiful and you can cross different trails depending on how easy or difficult you want it to be.

this is a fun trail with some good uphill. there are always a lot of people as it is close to Winston Salem.

Great walk but not an easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

What a fun and somewhat challenging hike! We took the longer route (to the left to start out) and it was a nice and steady incline until we got to the rocks then it really got interesting! I had my 8 and 10 year old with me and we all managed just fine. The top is totally worth the climb. You have a 360 degree view! The stairs on the way back down (going the opposite way), were covered in leaves but not slippery. It will be fun to do the hike in the reverse order next time. Well marked and maintained. (Red and white circles). Highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

gorgeous babbling Brook, great view!

2 months ago

Fun fast hike with a beautiful view and a neat little ladder ❤️

on Moores Knob Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Hanging Rock is not my favorite but it’s close to home. This trail has over 700 stone stairs that will tear your knees up! No matter what shape you’re in. Not a very good design for a trail. I start with the stairs if I’m going to do Moore’s at all

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with some amazing views near and around Cobble Mtn. Started from the lower half and went counter so that I saved the views for the 2nd half of the hike. Perfect hike to do in the fall, the colors are beautiful and pictures cant do it justice. Easy trail to follow and i personally didnt find it extremely hard, did it on a late Saturday Morning after a few showers and had the whole trail to myself until the end where I passed a few people heading up Cobble Mtn in the early PM. By the time I was finishing the weather really cleared up, the sun was shining and the parking lot was starting to get packed, so I expect this hike gets busy when the weather is nice, luckily I dont mind hiking in the rain and the sun was out by the time I started the 2nd half of the hike, so I was able to enjoy Cobble Mtn for myself. This trail has a lot of boulder crossings which were very slippery after the rain and a few of the trails acted as streams, so I highly recommend you have waterproof boots with good traction. Great place to go after this hike is Kent Falls Brewery, its a working farm brewery and they have some great beer on tap made right there for a very reasonable price, plus the workers there are super friendly, youll thank me later!

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike! Not many views on the way up. The view at the top is definitely awesome and made the hike worth doing!!

Great hike- nice climb and scenic view at the top. I definitely recommend taking the left (clockwise) side of the loop on the way up. More scenic and variable terrain compared to taking the side that has stairs.

amazing

Some nice waterfalls via a short hike. Can get very crowded. If you continue down the trail from the falls, crowds will fall off and you'll find some solitude. Nice hike.

I started out using the left side is the loop. This part of the loop is @2.8 miles. This was easy until @1.5 miles in and then it started uphill. Once I reached the top I decided to go on the remainder of the loop which is straight down. There are a good bit of step rocks going down so you have to be careful not to go to fast. The second part of my trek was @1.8 miles. This part took a lot less time than the first part of the hike. I only met one man his child on the way up and then maybe 6 people on the way down. Much less traveled trail than others in the part.

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained trail. Easy hike if you are in shape. Not too busy. Great 360 degree views from lookout tower. Too early to see the leaves changing and too late to jump in the lake after a sweaty hike. The beach was closed already by the trailhead.

on Notch Trail

3 months ago

The view was beautiful. This national park just doesn’t rock my world so probably wouldn’t do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful. My second favorite hike in Badlands behind saddle pass. Be sure to hike to both vistas. Towards the end the trail forks and both are worth exploring.

Loved this challenging hike. Almost 8 miles. So glad I went counter clockwise because I got to go up the rock scramble instead of down. Mostly very well marked. A couple times had to refer to app map. Would definitely go again.

3 months ago

Very cool we loved it! A bit crowded because it's so popular but a must in the area I think.

hiking
4 months ago

the ladder was intimidating at first, but it isn't as bad as it may seem. the trail up top is eroding due to rains making the traverse a bit sketchy, poles would have been helpful, but it's doable without. part of the trail is being rerouted because of this. the views are absolutely amazing. bring water, it was just under 70° and breezy when I did the trail, but you are in constant, direct sun exposure the entire hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful, well maintained Trails. Easy to follow. Moderate elevations for a good workout. Nice folks everywhere !

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