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Easy walk, beautiful forest, view on Milford not so spectacular. Quite close to the road, no much wildlife

Some good hills and a lot of rocks. Watch your step! Trail is well marked for white blazers.

Overall, a great hike with lots of views. Made a loop of this going up the AT and returning down via North Trail > Charcoal > Prairie Grass > L&NE Trails. There aren't really any views initially at the top unless you continue over the Lehigh Tunnel to the South Trail or loop back on the North Trail. The South Trail has several spots of wide views among piles of large rocks. The North Trail also provides a nice consistent view on the other side almost along the entire stretch until it declines down to the Charcoal trail (mostly exposed meadow trail which was nice change from initial ascent in shaded forest).

First mile is strenuous uphill, but after that, take north loop which is scenic and relaxing. Great views of the valley. The AT is relatively flat, gently rolling. Great hike overall, don’t let the first mile discourage you. Pace yourself up the climb, you will be rewarded!

Good hike experience with the nature and adventure. Although it’s flat after the first 2 miles. It’s challenging with rocks all over. Great feel after doing 12 miler

Started at Swenson(red) and Blue Mountain (blue) to Sunrise Mtn. Then down Appalachian trail to Stony brook trail (brown) which ended the loop. Approx. 10miles. Trails clearly marked, steep rocky incline near Sunrise Mtn. Great views.

Too crowded but very picturesque. The trail is a bit of an obstacle course but we enjoyed it

Nice views!

2 months ago

Love this trail! It’s been raining a ton recently so it was gorgeous and flowing a ton. I would highly recommend!

The trail was great. The view at the knob was obstructed by trees. Next time I'll bring my chain saw and fix it.

Really fun hike along the AT. Take the North Trail where it splits off from the AT for the best views on a clear day. And the South Trail is a lot of fun - if you enjoy a good rock scramble!!

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2 months ago

Small part of the trail is still closed. I ran the open parts (from Raymondskill Falls to Milford Beach) in July, and enjoyed it a lot. We hiked parts of the cliff trail yesterday and combined it with Pond Loop and Buchanan Trail. Great for running, good for hiking, really nice views from the lookout points. Enjoyed the elevation changes a lot, too.

Initial incline is a real leg burner, but the views are worth all the work. This was a fun hike, different terrains, areas that become slightly challenging, but it was a never ending cycle of scenery and ridge views. Def recommend

Tough ascend from the start for circa 45 minutes. Interrupted the ascend with talks to the 5 or 6 AT hikers we encountered, especially near the well where they collected/treated the water that came out of a little pipe (identified by a white sign on the tree above it). Hiked on the AT until the 2nd entrance to the North Trail (near the 476 Tunnel). Then took the North Trail East, then the charcoal trail, then the Prairie Grass Trail, then the D&L Trail along the river back to the car. All was relative well marked. I think we hiked for circa 6 miles and it took us a bit more than 4hrs. Views on the North Trail were fantastic but the noise from the cars below did not make it very peaceful (that is why I rated this hike 4 stars). Came across lots of different types of vegetation and trails. Came across and ate wild blue berries and black raspberries. The descent down the Charcoal trail was the hardest due to all the stones and boulders on this trail. Was a pleasure to walk down the Prairie Grass Trail towards the river.

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3 months ago

Great trail for a quick hour plus walk on the way to Bushkill.

hiking
3 months ago

Great overlooks.. not great marking but easy to find..used my app to help in spots to keep me on track... some of the cliff trail was blocked because of Falcons nesting on cliffs, but can go on most of it along the cliffs
Took cliff trail to Milford Knob & back

on Little Falls Trail

3 months ago

This was a great trail with lots of little challenges and easy passes.

Very steep heading up but once you get to the North Trail it levels out just in time for the views. Well worth it. Woodpecker Trail to North Trail then Appalachian Trail back to Woodpecker put us somewhere just over 5 miles.

This Trail is now mostly open with the exception of the Minisink Overlook

Took the woodpecker trail to the AT then took the north trail on the way back. A stunning variation of plants and wildlife there. This trail is fairly easy and very fun.

Great hike that would fill a morning or afternoon! We hiked it right after a thunderstorm so the bugs were awful, except at the peak because of the breeze. 100% worth it! It can be done with little to no technical gear. Athletic apparel is completely acceptable, just be carful with footing!

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4 months ago

This was a great trail to hike. Clearly marked. Nice variety in view. There's a couple nice waterfalls. it was a little muddy in spots due to it raining for two days before. But manageable. Took our dog with us. she did well and enjoyed the walk. I definitely recommend this trail for those looking for a nice trail with waterfalls.

The north and south scenic trails made it worthwhile. The views are great on the north side. The south trail is basically a mile of boulder hopping. A great adventure if you have the right shoes! The AT sections were fairly meh. I thought all of it was marked pretty well.

Pretty trail but right now it is still under 2-12" of slushy snow in spots. With the melting snow, the length of the trail is flooded so if you don't have waterproof boots, forget about it. Additionally, the younger trees along the trail are still bowed over with icy, compacted snow, closing off the trail in places and forcing you to detour. As the anow melts, yiu can see the amount of damage done to the forest by our 3 Nor'easters. Be prepared to climb over fallen trees, and trip over the multitude of fallen branches. The rapid and waterfalls are ronning fast and hard, so the sunshine and the sound of water certainly made the hike worthwhile.
KatD

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6 months ago

Did a quick 2 miles...will be back again to do the loop...parts of the trail have downed trees from the storms we had this year.

One of the more strenuous trails I've hiked, with the gain being somewhere around 900 feet / mile. The trails coming off the AT - particularly the North Trail - are not the best marked, but when you find them you will be blown away by the views!

Took North and South scenic trails, which are more difficult and have a lot of sun exposure. The AT sections were easier and had coverage. Great loop. Wear sunscreen and a hat!

Beautiful views of Milford. Hike is short, but very steep for a short time. But the views at the top as so worth it.

Great hike!

Steep climb to the AT 3 trails to take to different spots loop back or stay on the AT towards Germanville

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