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9 days ago

Nice winter hike with some sneak peaks of the rock pile.
There was about 6 inches of snow on the peak and a little ice on the upper 500 feet of the trail.

Well marked trail. Very rocky and filled of roots. Definitely suggest spikes. Nice views and plenty of Gray Jay's on the trail! Would definitely do this trail again in nicer weather!

Absolutely beautiful. Spikes would definitely be recommended (I forgot mine) but not impossible without them.

on Mount Garfield Trail

21 days ago

Started in the parking lot with beautiful fall foliage and peaked at the top in 6 inches of snow! Gorgeous but I recommend bringing spikes and poles. Round trip in 5 1/2 hours. Gate still open.

hiking
29 days ago

Awesome hike even without being able to see any views at the top due to weather. I thought this trail was a steady climb from almost beginning to end. Not hard but a constant climb. I’ll definitely do this one again with my dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Went to north peak then south- descend was tricky as the first and last .5-.7 are very steep and there was ice and snow making it slick! Would recommend trekking poles! Happy trails :))

We really enjoyed this trail, although it was more technically challenging than we were expecting (especially because it was icy in parts) - we definitely were scrambling on all fours for parts of the icy/rocky areas! Amazing views at the top so worth the effort in our opinion but our next hike on this trail will be springtime!

Hiked it yesterday, great hike with very limited yellow markings.Need to pay attention to trail so you don't get off. Tricky brook crossing if water is high. Great views from the warden's tower. 360 degree views. I'd do this hike again but in the summer.

Sweet little hike

Sweet little hike

Would not do this again. Hardly any views. Glad to check these off the list. What’s up with the mileage? It’s 10.5 miles not 8.8. Another trail that is off on mileage...

Skipped the Mizpah loop and just took the Crawford path up to the summit and back. I'd describe the hike as unrelentingly moderate. It's never very steep or challenging, but once you get on the Crawford path it's up and up and then up again. . Excellent views of the Eisenhower and Washington and an exposed alpine zone just before the summit.

Great hike. Beautiful trek up through woods. A little stream crossing at the start but nothing too bad. The summit was very cold and windy when I went in mid October but was worth the hike.

I found this hike much tougher than I was expecting having read the reviews prior to the hike. The climb is steady and unrelenting the whole way, and of course, the last section is very steep. I recommend it, but it’s not easy.

Fogged in but a good workout. Met a really nice group of kids on the way up. Will definitely go back to see the views.

Hiked this yesterday & Sawyer River Road was open. Took me around 5 hours total. The trail itself was pretty with the fall foliage but psychologically tough because most of it is uphill through the woods with few views. Since it was a clear day it was worth it to see those 360 degree views from the deck though.

This was such a great hike, and it was even better with the changing of the leaves! Tree cover for most of the hike, until you get the ridge. We had such a gorgeous, and clear view. If you're lucky, you may be greeted by a few Gray Jays at the top of the watch tower. They polished off more of my trail mix than I did...And as people have stated, Sawyer Rd is open, and it's a beautiful drive down the road!

hiking
1 month ago

This old lady took 4 hours to get to the top on a very cloudy/overcast/foggy day. Some of that time included my son stopping to take pics and the two stop-offs on the way (recommend both) . I liked this trail as it was variable terrain. There were a few level spots where one caught their breath and hard spots that you had to climb by hand (near the.top). it was very pretty. It was cold and windy at the top which was a relief. bring bird seed for the friendly grey Jay's. Benefit of going on a cloudy day was that we only saw about 8 people on this typically busy trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Steady climb. Not super hard but some scrambling.

Started trail around noon, completed trail around 5/530 Dog was able to do it but needed to be assisted up boulders and down boulders. 75 lb dog but his feet were beat up after. Reallllly muddy, recommend waterproof boots. 3 decent waterfalls/rivers. Awesome view. But very windy on top.

1 month ago

Great hike. Went North to South. Steep last half mile, but worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail gets very steep, very fast. If you want a 4000fter they give it to you, quickly. The trail takes you straight up rocks but opens up to some amazing lookouts before reaching the gondola at Wildcat. It was a cloudy/foggy day for our group, which made the hike a bit more mentally challenging because you couldn't quite place where you were. A lot of up and down to get to all the peaks. Overall, good trail and would recommend especially on a clear day. Tough trail but worth the views! If you have time, I suggest also hiking Lost Pond at the bottom of this trail head.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a tough hike to do yesterday, Sunday, October 7, 2018, but the feeling of accomplishment was worth it! I am 56 and my husband is 59, and we just started back on the 4000 footers. Why tough? It was rainy, foggy, muddy, slippery and steep - sometimes all at once! The slick ledge scramble at the top was a bit scary- both up and down. We took 6h to get up and down. Others seemed to sail by us both going up and going down, though, and we saw plenty of four legged hikers enjoying their hike, so it might just be we are still out of practice. Still, I'd recommend doing this hike on a day without rain when you the rocks would not be so slippery and you would get the benefit of a summit view!

Tough hike up to the tower. Not many views due to cloud cover but had some breaks enough to get an idea of what it must bring on a sunny day. Will probably try this again on a better day

Out and back in about 2 hrs and 45 min. Keeps a steady stair-like incline. No view at the top, but it’s a straight-forward path and the quickest 4,000 ft white hike I’ve found. Perfect for a rainy day, or in my case a beautiful day with a really late start. Started at 3:30PM and finished 3 minutes before sunset at 6:15PM. A bit slippery from a couple small creek crossings, especially on the downhill, so finish it before dark!

There's a lot to love about this hike, quick elevation and gorgeous views. The one downside is trail conditions, which are notoriously silty and unmaintained. Fun climb but a bit of a pain to descent, especially in wet weather.

Sawyer river road is open. My fiend and I drove up the road Oct 3 2018 to the parking lot at the trail head

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike with big views.Can get up bit over crowded

hiking
1 month ago

Nice bolder to bolder hike, with a fairly steep rock climb the last 600 ft to the peak. It rained on us so the last bit was slick, use cautious.
Over all, moderate to slight hard hike, more technical than hard due to ricks the entire way up.
Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Overall a pretty good hike but somewhat lackluster. Went up to South Hancock first then over the North Hancock. Pretty steep ascent to South peak but only for about 0.75miles. Small outlooks at top of each mountain offer limited views. As others have posted saw many signs of bears but no actual bears for us.

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