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Amazing sight, peaceful and very relaxing .

the kids and I loved it (10 & 12 yrs old)! we explored for almost 4 hours and only saw 8 people! Very peaceful. The trail was a bit confusing but that added to our fun.

The description of the trail is wrong. Just a minute or two after crossing the brook, turn left onto the "Memorial Trail," which has three viewpoints as it works its way clockwise. After the third vista, turn LEFT onto the Mica Mine Road connector, then just a short ways down the road bear right onto the Observation Hill Rd. You don't have to go to the end of that road, either, as 20min or so down there's a clearly marked Conservation Corps trail on the right that connects to the Falls Rd. through the woods...much more pleasant for hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely peaceful here. A wonderful experience for all family. On our hike we were fortunate enough to actually see a deer. Beware! Bring the map along, the trail can be tricky if you do not pay attention.

The majority of the trail is well-marked and fairly easy to navigate. If you want to see the waterfall, you need to take a side trail that is located about half a mile up the start of the main trail. Fairly far into our hike, we got to the view points, which were were stunning.

As others have noted, there are two bridges that make it easy for a dog to catch their paw in the holes. I carried my 60 lb dog over both. They're pretty short bridges, so that was doable.

Shortly after the view points, we unintentionally got off the trail (it didn't appear there was anywhere else for us to go that was marked). The forest was very steep with unsteady footing. Having my dog unleash was particularly difficult - - it was steep enough that we slid several times. We used our compass to point North toward the head of the trail, but it still felt disorienting to not see anything that looked like a trail for a long time. Thankfully, we ran into a couple and their pup who were also lost but had a better grip of how to get toward the trail head. (shout out to Alana, Troy and Ollie for helping us and keeping us calm). We even had to cross a stream to get back to the trail. Overall, it was a beautiful trail but the trail needs to be better marked at the end.

it was fun

1 month ago

Quite steep beginning with nice views on top. I would rate as moderate.

1 month ago

had a beautiful kayack trip, although couldnt find a good place to swim. some areas had no swimming signs up.

If you've reached the place to hike, take a trail. If you're here to see the falls, do that but really, going to the falls up the road is not really a trail hike. This place gets a fair amount of visitors and I'd say the majority have come to visit the water, not hike. So, if you visit and looking to hike, don't let the amount of people you might see discourage you. Most aren't climbing up the mountain to see the views. I went up the H.Newman Marsh Memorial trail today and saw 3 people (father/mother/son), that's it. There were many others but most just visited to get wet. The description about this trail is fairly accurate but it's not all blue blazes. It is a combination of green and blue. This is on the upper level of a "moderate" hike, almost what would be considered a "hard" one. It starts out as a steep incline and stays that way till the Memorial Trail part. It's probably a half hour to 45 minute hike on average to the split. Though the directions say to follow the brook, I kept wondering where this brook was because it's almost dried out at this time. Following the directions, I did the cross over the "brook" part and continued on. What you read in the directions above, it says look for the vistas signs but what you see first is the sign for the Memorial Trail. Being that this is a loop, I went left and then saw signs for the vistas. The first one was spectacular, amazing. The next two were OK. I know some have mentioned about overgrowth but it appears that they (for lack of a better term), mowed down this growth. You can see the vegetation/trees on the middle vista had been pushed over and appear dead. The markings all along my hike were fine, don't see where some got confused. I did the Memorial Trail loop and then went back down the way I came up. Going down can be just as tough as going up as you need to watch your step. One of my toughest climbs as of late but that first vista was worth it.

walking
1 month ago

really nice flat trail with really beautiful scenery. unfortunately, the trail markings are a bit sparse and there isn't any kind of trail map or guide to help you figure out where you should go. I will say though that you should start off bearing left rather than right because it's a lot easier to figure out where you should be going than bearing right as the trail description suggests.

nice place

What a peaceful, beautiful place to take a walk. Really enjoy it and will most definitely go again.

Nice place for a walk and not too many bugs and cool to walk in between bodies of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for easy family hike, lots of trails, lots of wildlife.

road biking
2 months ago

perfect place for a relaxing walk or bike ride ✌

2 months ago

This trail is so magical and incredible its mind blowing

NO DOGS ALLOWED
Drove 40 minutes to get there with my dog to find signs posted every 5 feet saying NO PETS

Today was our first time there! We went w our fur kid, Max!! He LOVED it there!! He was running down by the river and jumping on the rocks!’ It was puppy parkour!!! It was a nice walk/hike! The only issue was the bridges there, they were woven metal. Max was nervous walking on it, so he wouldn’t and we really didn’t want him too. The holes were pretty big, we were nervous his foot would fall through and he’d hurt himself so Jeff carried him over the bridges! Other than that it was a nice walk and we definitely like being by the water w Max so he can cool off if he needs to, or get a drink!! We will definitely be back. =)

Not good for kids. Had to park far from trailhead and there was no shoulder on a sharp curve. Couldn’t do it, unfortunately!

I love it

hiking
3 months ago

I walked down the trail a little ways found a secret little path and went swimming. Water is very nice though somewhat shallow

3 hour easy hike- we went the opposite way around this loop. Weird logging at the top of the hike that threw me off, but still worth the drive. Make sure to check out the waterfall!

I'd give it 3.5 starts if I could. Did this hike today with my dog, it's a beautiful spring day and the hike was nice. Overall it was ok, the walk along the river is pleasant and you get a decent view at the top. I'd say it's more of an 'easy to moderate' difficulty though, there is some incline scrambling up to Mount Orient.
**Warning to Hikers that have dogs** The beginning part of this trail is open to dogs without leashes before 10am. There are ALOT of dogs roaming freely around here. So if your dog is dog aggressive, I would avoid this trailhead and catch another part of the Robert Frost Trail. Some dog owners here don't care if their dogs jump on you...

This was a great trail. The hike to the waterfall is super easy as you take an unpaved road to get there. After that, it is according the other hikers we met the harder way as it is an uphill battle. It was an easy way down but the trails were not well marked and several times we had to backtrack. Definitely keep your wits about you and don't be afraid to STOP. It was somewhere along Observation Hill Rd and the Mica Mine Rd. and we ended up loosing the trail. We backtracked to where we last saw a trail marker and managed to figure out that we had to cross the stream.

But despite that, it was fun and we did it in 3 hours. I am the slow poke as I love to stop and take lots of photos of everything.

Had the place all to myself yesterday! Didn’t see a single soul and it was great!!!

4 months ago

Enjoyed it a lot!

hiking
5 months ago

Walked the loop with my hiking friend. Such a beautiful area. Quiet, sunny, and wide open. Sparkling water, on all sides. One strip of land laid out on the water as a miniature replica of the key west 7 mile bridge. Such a great place- makes you feel lost from the world.

hiking
5 months ago

Not marked well. Lots of hills and rocks. Not as easy as everyone says.

I was going to praise the trail for its beauty, but when I was almost finished with the loop, the trail came abruptly to an end and I had to turn around and hike the whole way back at the end of the day when it was getting dark and I was out of energy. Plus the second half of the loop is not marked at all. The parts that are marked are not all on this map and I had to constantly refer to this app to figure out where I was. That didn’t help a lot and almost got me lost!

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