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hiking
21 days ago

Needed a walk a day after gorging on thanksgiving dinner the prior day. This was perfect...nice varied scenery from fields with cows to forest setting to the gorgeous view of the bay. Would love to return in the summer or spring because it seems there would be tons of bird activity.

snowshoeing
28 days ago

Beautiful early snow. Nice place to walk your dogs. Additional trails outside WW boundary

beautiful day for a hike. Definitely need yak tracks. the view at the top was spectacular today!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great small hike. 700ft in 1.2miles up gets your heart pumping. Probably 4-6inches of snow and icy conditions but doable in hiking boots. Some had mirospikes on that helped in the icy areas. Awesome views of Schroon Lake.

Absolutely beautiful hike, it can get intense at some points closer to the pinnacle but it’s worth every bit. Best time to go is the first week of October.

Loved this trail! Views from the top (and middle) are beautiful and worth the semi-challenging trail. Additional fun: Two local golden retrievers with bells and tags met us at the bottom and took us all the way to the top, no owners. We learned from some locals on the trail that these amazing pups have been on that trail for years and are sweet and brave, which we found out!

So pretty in the fall! Great view at the top. Great hike for kids (7, 5, 5, 5, 3).

Beautiful sites at the top. Definitely a challenging incline. Could be done in a few hours. Overall very fun.

Great hike with dog

Excellent hike and view!!

hiking
1 month ago

I loved everything minute of this hike, but I would not rate it is easy. It is a continual uphill walk through the woods, over roots and rocks. I felt like I needed to be looking down the entire time to watch my footing. The trail was a very well marked at the bottom and the top, but the middle section less so and I know I got off the trail at some point. Nevertheless, I loved this trail. I walked up the trail, and took the road back down which was beautiful itself but in a different way.

Awesome

Gorgeous gorge!

hiking
2 months ago

The view on the top was spectacular once the flurries of snow drifted away and the clouds cleared. As for difficulty, I would say this is on the harder side of moderate even though I began at the Stowe Pinnacle Meadow parking lot. Yes, the view is definitely worth the hike up.

Easy walk with nice fall colors.

Lots of rocks but beautiful trail overlooking the water the whole time! Perfect for a daily dose of nature.

hiking
2 months ago

So peaceful with great views of the pond. Walking over roots and rocks adds to the intensity, but overall an easy trail with lots of places to rest.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike for any age and dogs :) not to difficult so even our older pup can do the hike.

Easy hike with beautiful views!

Nice hike! Beautiful views at the top! I'm sore!

hiking
2 months ago

That’s show biz, baby!

hiking
2 months ago

Constant elevation gain. Very challenging. Will get your heart rate up for sure. Great reward at the top. Extremely crowded on leaf peeping weekend. Tons of dogs on this trail. We encountered nearly 100 of them mostly without leashes.

hiking
2 months ago

Just took my 7th and 8th grade class on this hike a few days ago. It was great! In the amount of time we had, a little more than half made it to the top. For a lot of them it was a challenge in persistence, but the reward of making it was worth the tiredness the felt the next day. This was my 5th or so time on this trail and it is definitely a fun one with some great views.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. Easy enough even for my 7 and 9 year old. Nice views at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy 1 mile each way hike that I could do with my toddler on my back. Beautiful views of the lake and Adirondacks. The only complaint is that it was extremely crowded, but we were expecting that since we went on a beautiful fall Sunday so no big deal.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! The trail is much wider than other trails I’ve been on. Not too steep.
The summit is amazing. There is a giant flat concrete slat at the top that gives amazing views and is a great place to hang out and have lunch with friends.

Surprise, tres agreable ballade. Certains applombs, mais peu de vues en hauteur dégagées.

hiking
2 months ago

View is great. Did this hike with our 3 kids ages 5, 7, and 9. they had a great time.

This park is ONLY open to Essex VT residents with a valid Indian Brook Park Pass! But here’s a little secret- there is no park employee at the entrance to check passes in the late fall through early spring- so if you’re not an Essex resident you’re out of luck for the summer but......
Posted signs say Dogs are allowed OFF leash here as long as they are in voice control. They only have to be leashed in parking lots and in the picnic area.
Lots of other trails besides main loop around the lake- worth checking out. Great for snowshoeing and x-country skiing in the winter.

Very pretty short hike. Beautiful views from the rocks/cliffs. The "advertised" length is a little deceiving because the walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is as long as the trail. I hope to do this one again.

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