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snowshoeing
3 days ago

A really fun and fairly easy winter hike. A great trail to snowshoe. Trail is easy to follow and the view at the top is amazing for the amount of effort put in.

This was a nice short hike and we only needed microspikes for the hike. There was ice in spots but very doable. From the top you could Bald Mountain Firetower off in the distance.

The hike was nice and easygoing as we just needed microspikes for this hike. There was a little ice in places but very doable. You could see the snowmobilers riding across the lake.

Climbed on 1/12/19. We used snowshoes but they weren’t necessary. Spikes would have been fine. Trail nicely packed down and well marked. Beautiful views

Went out and back on 1/10/19, didn’t do the loop. Snowshoed to pack down the trail after a lot of snowfall. We saw several people out in just spikes and they did fine

hiking
6 days ago

We hiked the steeper trail up and back in hiking boots this morning. Fresh layer of powder! Quite a bit of scrambling but nothing too difficult... a delightful find!

hiking
10 days ago

Nice views, nice workout. Micro spikes needed as of 1/6, ice underneath a few inches of snow for most of the trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Perfect day sunny with 2 inches of snow and ice views were great

Do not attempt without micro spikes. 60% sheet of ice right now. Not much snow. Slow going but can't beat the views!

hiking
11 days ago

Easy Hike. Did this hike about 13 years ago in the summer time. We were in the area for a blue grass festival. The views were amazing, and the weather was awesome. We even saw a baby cub about 50 yards away on the trail.

Hiked 8/19/18. Enjoyable hike with a few neat things to see along the way...an old state police radio repeating station...the foundation and steps still obvious, an old 1900's horse barn with some beautiful pale/pink birch trees nearby, and an old creepy (filled) stone well. My favorite spot was a small slab stone clearing to the right of the trail, nearing the summit, where, in warmer weather, its buzzing with beautiful dragonfies. You can sit on the stone and they just zig and zag over your heads! Ive never seen so mamy in one place.

On 8/18 We hiked up the North trail which was rather muddy and returned via the East Trail. Lots of cool boulders and rock formations along the way. Little dissapointed in the condition of the cabin and the amount of trash we found right at the tower steps. Minimal views, other than from the tower. Otherwise, nice wide open spaces to rest and eat. The East trail was a quick return to the parking area.

hiking
12 days ago

What an awesome hike, not too easy, not too hard. We wore crampons due to slightly icy conditions, but probably could have done without. Views from the tower were awesome. Did not realize it was an interpretive hike so we were curious about the signs. Now we know. Might do again next fall to take in the foliage.

13 days ago

Ohhhh Baker Mt. - Super nice neighborhood locale. Trailhead across from a popular ice fishing pond. A lot of nice people walking pups. And then -the trail. It says go left and make it a loop. Don’t. No trail markers at all when it splits left. We used the shit out of this app to try and find the trail in 2” Of snow. It was a fun adventure scramble up, but icy as F and that wouldn’t be fun if you weren’t prepared. Stay to the right in the winter. Great view at the summit and nicely marked trail on the way down (to the right - which is the left going down). No kidding. Wait until summer. Probably a great trail. Winter. Oooof.

hiking
14 days ago

Easy hike that pays off great views of the surrounding High Peaks. We took the short trail out & back 12/30/18. Microspikes were necessary in some spots. We saw one group carrying up their snowshoes because there was definitely not enough snow to need them. About halfway in it gets fairly steep. Nothing technical, just enough to get your heart pumping. Took us 45 min to get up, spent 15 min on top, and maybe 25 min to get down.

hiking
14 days ago

This trail has been improved with switchbacks and stone steps to help avoid some of the wetter and icier sections. Traction required on colder days. Dog and child friendly. Nice view from the gazebo. After heavy rains like we had on 12/31/18 it gets very muddy however the waterfall gushes and is worth the extra effort.

hiking
15 days ago

Went up Mt Jo Loop NYE. - trailhead is back by the entrance FYI. Park and walk. Pretty moderate in the snow/ice to about half way then an ice twisted push to the summit. But a short hike up - so nothing serious. Just a careful scramble up with mandatory YakTrak or similar. Nice summit.

hiking
15 days ago

Great short but steep trail to a summit with amazing veiws. Trail was very icy but some areas had a nice snowpack. Would say micro spikes were essential here.

hiking
15 days ago

Very short trail for decent views. Starts pretty easy then climbs up a rock face. Micro spikes essential there as it gets pretty icy. Great to throw on at the end of a long day.

hiking
15 days ago

Great easy hike to start a day. Took only about 20 minutes to reach the summit. Last stretch is a bit steep and icy but nothing too serious. Anybody really could do this hike. Micro-spikes are needed though since a bit icy near summit

hiking
15 days ago

Great short hike. Dont let the mileage fool you though as this hike goes straight up with little forgiveness. Amazing views at the summit and well worth the steepness. Micro-spikes essential as the scrambles are very icy!

hiking
16 days ago

Nice short trail to start the day. Goes up about half way in. Had to work a bit. Yaks were the way to go. A warm up a few days before and it was mostly ice - and snow under ice. Nothing terribly treacherous with the right footing. Nice view at the top.

Nice easy to moderately easy hike with a nice tower at the top. We took the south trail up and north trail down and it was icy and snow covered on 12/30. Micro spikes needed for trip down, lots of running water on lower section of north trail as well. We were up and down in less than 2 hours, with a good 20 minutes at the top for photos.

love this trail. the view at the top is worth the hike. the waterfall is beautiful too if you are willing to go a little further.

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail for the little ones; just challenging enough. Micro spikes are a good idea through December and again in March-April.

18 days ago

Nice for a short hike!

Great hike, did it early morning great views from the top and short trek. Much steeper than I expected but well worth the work for the views. Bring spikes if there is any snow on the ground. Lots of ice on the rocks

A good mix, close to town and just hard enough for a quick, fun workout

Definitely further than what is listed, at least according to my gps.
Pretty steep with lots of ice in a few areas but not a huge problem. SO WORTH IT!!! The view is awesome especially in the winter!

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome! Pretty steep in the winter, with lots of ice! Well worth the hike tho!

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