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I’ve been hiking this trail since I was a little girl and it is always my go to favorite! Nice trail with great views of the valley, easy and fun!

Nice hike with a few lively views

been going there for over 30 years great hike!@

Great mountain, gorgeous views

Nice hike.. walked over 691 with foot bridge and took the blue trail up to paved road. Lots of nice views. Walked paved road back to Hubbard park.. was a long walk back wasn’t sure if we went right way back or not but was happy when we made it back to park.. would deff home again

I went to hike this last week & found out that the trail has been closed since a tornado hit it earlier this year.

Markers need repainting. Beautiful gorge! Ice formations were great!

We took this trail a few years ago in the summer. Ended up going up some additional trails after we came part of the way down from the Tower. Nicely blazed, great views. Can be crowded.

This is an out and back trail that has evolved into a loop, there are no more red blazes after you reach the top, there is a pretty well defined path and you can follow the map on this app.
I've been living close to sea level for a while so this one left me huffing and puffing a few times, not used to climbing.

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2 months ago

Nice views from tower and nearby places. One of the best places in this area. Very busy during weekends, especially packed on parking lots.

Beautiful day & hike. Views at the top. Crossed over 691 using the footbridge to start. A bit steep & rocky(white trail ?)

hiking
2 months ago

Trail seems to be closed for the time being. Multiple signs at the beginning with down trees across the trail. It sounds like a great hike- just not do-able at this time

A short trail but worth it. Amazing views along the cliff and the tower at the end. Worth it to go when the tower is open and you can go up to the top and get some amazing views. Underline amazing.

Nice view at the top, but other than that the marking weren’t very clear. No trail head, and broken glass everywhere, not suitable for dogs because of all the broken glass

Love it. The Tower is the best part.

awesome,loved both views, definitely worth it

nice trail. needs a little work, if you have bad knees though, and hills hurt, not the trail for you
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very nice hike,great views, a lot of history, took the blue tail back, definitely recommend ed

Pretty trail, very steep but not too long. Next time I’ll go straight instead of left at the red markers to make the full loop. Also will wait until after a rain storm and when the leaves start to change...it will be gorgeous then!

great hike with beautiful views

Fun trail, one of the roads less traveled. From Pinnacle rock you can see out over Hartford, Lake Compounds, Bristol, and other nearby towns. Great views!

This is a very difficult trail, worth it but requires an experienced hiker/fit person. The waterfall is at the top so get up there but it won't be easy.

Fun trail with varying terrian and inclines / declines. Offers a spectacular view.

Nice trail to hike. Trails were somewhat confusing. Did not see too much wildlife which i was hoping for but had a nice small lake that I wasn’t aware was there. Looks pretty good for fishing.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful place. I took a left on to a single track trail after a few hundred feet of gravel trail. It paralleled the highlighted rout above and let to the same tower lookout. Then continued on the m&m trail to Hartford rez no 6 for a swim!

hiking
6 months ago

Fun hike that definitely gets your heart rate going. Worth the view at the top. Takes about 45 minutes But a good quick hike

Easy hike but watch for copper heads in the summer. Also good for running if you want a challenge

this trail is a favorite for my kids (6 and 9). wide trail means it was easy for them to strap on the headlamps to get to the summit for sunrise. highly recommend

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