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Very fun trails with a lot to check out. some challenging areas and a lot of nice scenery. looking forward to doing it again when the weather is nice and the birds and animals will be out!

Great mountain to hike! All different kinds of terrain. Summit is awesome and plenty of room to stretch out and have a snack!

We've gone there twice from the north entrance. Once hiking and once snow shoeing. Both times we had the picnic table at the field to ourselves. Nice to have an outhouse at the beginning and at the field.

Super fun and scenic!

Nice hiking, even in the snow! Clearly marked.

Amazing, beautiful hike! Very ICY! Take proper precautions

This trail is groomed in the winter so it makes for a good winter hike. You should wear microspikes as there are some icy sections. Winter views are better than summer.

The views are incredible. Be advised that currently on the southwest trail it’s slabs on slabs of ice. You will want micro spikes for sure. Great challenge though. Definitely going back

4 months ago

Awesome trail with some good hills!

4 months ago

Well worth the jaunt up this mountain and taking in the mountain ranges on top of the unique fire tower on the summit. I took the nature trail up and scout trail down. Keep your eyes peeled for the orange markings...in a couple of places it was difficult to discern where the scout trail was....recently a Cedar fell over from the wind storm about a 1/5 of the way down, blocking the trail and markings ahead. No biggie, nust something to be aware of. Enjoyable nature stroll.

4 months ago

Very easy trail, but has a story posted throughout the trail, my teen daughter enjoyed reading the historical pieces throughout the trail.

Lots of trails crossing back and forth over themselves, hard to stick with a trail. We loved the old foundation near the water in the middle of no where.

Hiked it on October 13, 1992, and October 24, 2015.

Love hiking Douglas! Usually go once a month

Pleasant hike with lots of views near the top. There are many variations to increase or decrease the length of the hike based on time and energy available. It is a bit crowded though.

Beautiful view from the top. Great place for dogs off leash. First half is harder than the first, so don’t get discouraged!

Fairly easy hike. We went up the eagle scout trail. Watch out for the hornets nest on the side of the fort at the top though.

Such an amazing hike, well marked trails, beautiful views along the way up, barely anyone on the trail, so incredible!!!!

Always a fun and scenic hike.

Quick, rigorous in places, and sweet payoff. Rocked it with my girls. Tower at summit was very popular.

Good little trail... would deff. rate this as easy. The blazes should also be marked better for the different trails.

Challenging hike. Lots of elevation. Great views.

should be considered easy not moderate. nice trail with a couple views of the pond but well marked and well traveled. bring the bug spray!

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6 months ago

Little hard in some spots but overall it was a good day.

Hiked with a group of colleagues from India last week. Very short hike for extraordinary views! The kids, parents, and dog all had a great time.

Great for kids. Nice payoff at summit.

This was a fairly challenging hike. It was more difficult than what I was anticipating. There weren't any steps in the rocks so the footing wasn't as stable as when hiking trails in Colorado or even the Alps. We had to abandon the trail midway. Nice views for the section that we saw.

Compared to the Bald Peak Trail, this trail was more challenging in my opinion. Starts off with a steady incline, but the views are fantastic all the way up. Lots of bees at the top today but nice hike as always.

Hiked this with my 3 and 7 year old. It took us several hours with lots of "chilling out," but the views and overlooks on the way made it fun and the kids really enjoyed the rock cairns. It was well marked and easy for the kids to lead.

This is a very well marked trail with more than a few fantastic off shoots and vistas, nothing too far off the trail. Though this is rated Moderate, I definitely felt like I earned it the entire hike, up and down. Great trail with varied terrain as there are lots of ups and downs on both the ascent and descent. I was racing the sun and went out and back in 3 hours. It was my first solo hike in a new place and I didn't want to be on the mountain after dark, luckily there are some spots for a bit of trail running even as the light got dimmer. The view at the top is quite stunning.

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