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hiked this loop Friday with daughter, granddaughter and grandson. Needed to take short breaks as it gets pretty intense close to summit. Worth every minute once you look out over mountains. I felt very small. Beautiful

A nice hike. Some steep inclines that give you a run for your money. Some great ruins and some nice vistas. All in all a good day out but not my favorite. There are TWO sets of ruins. One about 1/4 mike from the parking lot (on the way back) and the other about a mile and a half. There is lots to see at the other one so wander around a bit.

Happy we added this walk before getting back on the shuttle. Really beautiful views!

Steep but paved. Wide enough for a vehicle. Very crowded, but worth it for the view on top.

A pleasant walk with great views of the water and the bubbles.

We did it today in a little over 5 hours but we stopped for lunch and multiple water breaks. The 2.5 mile fire road was a bit disappointing but the trail and rock scrambling were great!!

Explored Old Rag this past weekend. Such a great hike. It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t too hard either. I would hike it again but definitely during a week day. The trail was so crowded and we had to wait a lot during the rock scramble.

With the crowds, I found it really hard to soak it all in. The views were incredible. I really hope to go back and experience it in a different season.

it's a lot of steep climbing but we'll marked and popular on weekends. if you're an infrequent hiker it will be a challenge but not overly so. well worth the effort for us.

The lake was beautiful and worth taking the shuttle from the Park and Ride. However, it was very, very crowded.

Love this hike! It’s challenging and gives you a great workout. The rock scrambling is fun and helps me learn to have more confidence in my body - especially my feet. The views are amazing. The maintenance road on the end of the loop is a bit annoying - 2.5 miles in the woods is pretty but when combined with the final 0.8 miles to the parking lot on pavement, it’s a haul! We saw two black bears about 0.5 miles near the summit very close to the trail.

Great trail, lots of shade, beautiful ruins.

backpacking
3 days ago

This is a very challenging hike but worth the effort! Saw a black bear and many deer! The Rock scramble portion is really fun and challenging!

Warning this hike is very crowded. Lots of kids and no hikers. This hike is basically a nature walk, so very nice views, but if you want something more substantial go up. Also if you plan on going to Alberta falls go here first and head down to the falls. Up is a pain with little payoff.

Did this trail yesterday, great weather and a nice little hike. Added on the loop around the pond and got some beautiful views along the far side.

Beautiful views around the pond. We did this hike late in the evening and had the place to ourselves!

Beautiful trail with amazing views on the way. Be prepared to scramble and hop.

We tried to go here on our first day in the park. We left Estes Park at 8:30, but the shuttle parking lot was already full. We returned the next morning at 6am and had a quiet peaceful walk around the lake.

Great little trail. Super easy and relaxing. Nice view at the end.

Gorgeous view in a clear day! Uphill is a challenge for any aerobic handicaps, like myself, but glad I stuck it out. 2nd half was much easier

We did this hike in the rain, but still enjoyed it. The boardwalk section gets old, but the rocky section is fun and there’s great views the whole way around. People on the trail seemed concerned that our pup would struggle with the rocky section, but she handled it like a champ. I think most young dogs would be fine on it.

Is this hike hard or easy? If you are comfortable with the Presidential Range, this is easy. If you work in an office five days a week, and are most comfortable with Mount Willard (great little hike), this will be hard. The ascent to Mount Welch gets technical, at several points it becomes too steep to stand, and you will be on your hands and knees crawling up a 45 degree angle rock face. If you want a little less adrenaline, you can take an easy 2 mile round trip hike to the first Welch overlook and back. Or, you could proceed clockwise to the summit of Mount Dickey, and then return, nothing technical with that.

Usually hike this trail in off peak (late spring or fall) this being my first visit in the busier summer season. Of course I'm used to a more peaceful version of the trail as the crows and inexperienced folks ran amuck! Still one of the true gems of RMNP and glad it is available to all to see!!

Great overlooks of the river and scenic region. A must-see in Arkansas for hikers.

Great hike and refreshing swim before heading back down. Easy!

Didn't make it to the waterfall, but pretty views of river, cliffs, and wildflowers.

Great views the entire way around the pond! Super easy trail that offers incredible views and a fun “bog walk” through thick forest. Great easy trail for everybody to enjoy.

I took my friends on this hike and it was their first and they absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend hiking shoes/boots because the terrain changes a lot. I loved getting out of the woods and onto the rocks where you could see views of nearby neighborhoods, the ocean and other mountains! The scenery was stunning and the hike itself wasn’t too trying on my joints. I would recommend this hike!

Moderate d/t few hundred yards of scramble over easily marked rocky portion at beginning of clockwise trail. Just after the wonderful boardwalk. The rest is easy. We were second vehicle in lot at 7:35 am; by 2 hours later the extensive lot was half full. Yesterday afternoon couldn’t get a spot. GO EARLY!! Amazing sun on endless changing views. Fresh beaver activity. Pretty bug free w/o bug spray. Unique walking stick medallion at Acadia Visitor Center.

I've hiked it a few times, once in snow shoes, the view is great

I Like it! But there were too much people.

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