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What a beautiful hike! The trails are fairly slick with ice covering the base of the trail. Spikes are a must to travel safely. Trail is very dog friendly as we passed many individuals with dogs! Took 2 hours to reach mt. Abe peak and 15 minutes to hit Lincoln.

nice trail, it was cold and windy heading up the mountain.

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

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect day. The stream was rushing wild. Needed more time to explore the lower falls. Foliage was past peak but still spectacular!

Beautiful hike, but challenging. Went up via Pond Summit and down the Summit trail. I needed to stop and catch my breath a couple of times on the way up. So glad we brought walking sticks to help with our footing. Lots of loose rocks with leaves covering them made for some unsteady moments. By the end of the hike, I was pretty sick of all the rocks! Also, we tried to take the Pond Single Track back but couldn’t find the trail.

Trail has been relocated near the top (after the upper Jenny/Ratllesnake intersection), adding 1/3 mile in each direction, winding up towards the Oak Ridge trail then back to the cliff overlook. New section is fairly steep, and was a bit slippery when I visited. Still, a great payoff at the end with amazing views of Lake Dunmore, Silver Lake, the Moosalamoo woods, and the Champlain Valley.

hiking
3 months ago

Coming up from the parking lot the trail is wide and well maintained. It's a steep climb the first 1.5 miles but not hard. We started the loop headed west around the lake. Between mile 2 and 3, the trail gets pretty primitive. At times it's hard to find the trail and ended up hiking over very rocking terrain. I feel like this route doesn't get a lot of traffic. Once you round the far end of the lake the trail gets better. By mile 4 or so you are back on the wide maintian trail. We started hiking around 9:00 am and had the trails pretty much to ourselves most of the time. By 11:00 when we were headed back to the car we passed many hikers heading up. The parking lot was full when we got back to the car. All in all, it was a great hike and I would definitely do it again.

Nice trail for a day hike. the trail itself is actually slightly more than 5 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

This would have been a 5 star rating if there had been a few more open views of the lake. We took advice from previous reviews and did right side (over dam) first. First half of loop quite challenging underfoot. Completed in under 3 hours despite recent hip replacement.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

That’s show biz, baby!

Very nice! A perfect short trail ☺️

Was a lot of fun. View was incredible.

hiking
3 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.

Awesome payoff at the top, the views were amazing. I did Rattlesnake both up and back. I think the mileage is off however, they have rerouted the trail and added several switchbacks, the signs say is 1.5 miles from the falls, it was closer to 2 miles from the falls to the Vista points on the cliffs-so worth it however!!

great trail for bringing my dog. gorgeous views at the top. went on a hot day so when we got back we went over to Danbury Park for a swim. will definitely go again!

Totally worth the view up top! I didn’t make a loop, just went up and stayed left. Curious to try again and see if I can make a look up top.

Very easy walking trail. We read all the poems. Our first poem reading hike. My dog enjoyed it too. Only saw 2 other people on the trail.

on Snake Mountain

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic hike. Stunning views at the top.

Great hike with our dog on 9/2/18. The views from the top were spectacular. Took us about 2.5 hours.

I haven’t been here for a decade or more, but just as nice as I remembered, well marked and well maintained, a moderate lift to check out the heart. Pleasant walk in the woods.

hiking
5 months ago

Moderate elevation. Good distance. Gr8 view.

A pleasant trail with wild berries and a brook. For a more “moderate” experience, be sure to climb the hill to the upper trails (see my photos of the “Afternoon Delight” and “Sundown” trails up there).

Thunder during the hike, downpour at the lodge, fog, clearing, wonderful lighting!

Really enjoyed this trail. Mostly really easy, great for families and dogs.

on Snake Mountain

hiking
5 months ago

This is nice trail, but I warn you not to try to follow the loop to the right. The trail is poorly marked and there are many intersecting trails making it impossible to continue the loop. I went back and forth on several trails trying to get back on the loop shown in the alltrails map. I finally gave up and turned back. Luckily the app allowed me to track all my various attempts and get back to where the trail split.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike, wonderful views!!

A nice nature walk with the added nicety of reading some of Frost's greatest poems in a pretty setting.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful nature walk with added bonus of Robert Frost poems. Take as much time as you need to read the poems and reflect on them. Benches available by some poems. Well marked and maintained trail. Would do this again.

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