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Really nice trail, well maintained, however some graffiti on rocks along the way. Not very difficult, but some areas are rocky.

2 days ago

Great challenging hike. Got there late and had to book it up to the outlook before sun down, which is NOT a good idea. Large incline in a small amount of distance. Take your time, plan accordingly. Only thing is was we got the lookout at around sundown and there was a timber rattlesnake den about 50 yards before the lookout on the trail. Saw about 6-7 in a span of 10 feet, which is what we could see. Lots of ledges, and downned logs for them. Those suns of guns were rattling at us and we couldnt even see them. Very nerve wracking to go back through that in the dark, but yet it made you feel so alive. Remember NEVER jump away from a rattlesnake. They have heat pits that can sense if there is 1/10th of a degree change to their surroundings. & they can only attack/lunge at you when they are coiled, be cautious and safe, or as my friend said before we headed back "Stay frosty"

3 days ago

This was my second hiking and yes it was tough being a newcomer. It's a steep hike of 3 mile with an awesome view in end. Then downhill was quick. Please take bug repellent. Overall very nice adventurous , good view, marked properly. Only go if you are fine with tough uphill hike. This is not a simple one unless you are one of my buddy who was running uphill 1500ft.

Fun day hike, 11 year old daughter also enjoys it. The ascent at the second half can be challenging, and the overlook is a nice reward.

Nice well marked and maintained trail. View not as nice as Flat Rock trail but still worth it.

Very well marked now that you have a new start/end point. Rocky uphill climb but the views at the top are definitely worth it!

I think I just saw a bald eagle flying over the river

I climbed up the Long Path trail to reach White Mountain Ridge, I hiked, over the plentiful rocks and over growth, until I was seriously bored out of my mind. I only did about 3 miles on the White Mountain Ridge Trail until, no longer feeling it, I turned back. The Long Path Trail was way more interesting, in my opinion. I would like to eventually see the Chimney Rock formation someday....but, when that day comes, I will access White Mtn Ridge Trail from the Devils Elbow Trail, to the east, which was suggested to me by the super friendly and helpful DCNR guy who kinda laughed at me when I told him I was going to get there the way I went today. Now, I totally understand why he laughed...

peaceful and fun.

completed this trail twice, 2014 and 2015... been a while since I've been there and would love to go back soon! I recall it was a challenge and had great vistas.

very challenging and rewarding hike. was very busy when I went the last week in July. beautiful photos from the overlook. met a through hiker who started in GA in March and was making his way to ME!

I've been on this section twice now, once in the winter time and just this past weekend in July. it's very rocky but pretty manageable. hiking boots aren't required but may be good idea. campsites on top of the ridge get breezy so something to block wind while you sleep is recommended. on your way out stop at the lumberjack restaurant not 5 miles from the trail parking, excellent food and nice staff

The hike was really steep but the view really is worth it, once we reached flat rock we continued on the Tuscarora Trail thinking it would lead us back down to where we came from, we got lost and hiked for miles, when we finally did find a road we were 14 miles away from our vehicles, we stopped at a locals home and he offered to drive us back, If you don't know where your going, just go back from the way you came from, it's very easy to get lost and lose track of where you are.

I love Hawk Rock. I've probably hiked this over 20 times in the past few years and I'll do it again and again.

27 days ago

haven't been here in a bit, they redirected the trail, a lot more switchbacks this way, so it makes it a bit easier, very well maintained and very well marked... bring water! awesome view,well worth the work to get there :)

Beautiful view, but I don't like so many rocks.

my favorite rock

Trail is very poorly maintained. Too narrow to hike comfortably. There is the Ulsh Gap Trail very close to this which is MUCH better!

Great trail. I was very impressed on how well the trail was marked.

29 days ago

Peaceful and clean.... A friend told me about this place and I am glad she did. Nice hideaway Hazel__eyes .

Great little area in a place you wouldn’t expect. There are several trails for all different levels and the Monocacy Hill trail itself is a lot more challenging than you’d expect.

My family of five, (6-12yr) trekked this trail and had a blast! Views were worth the steep hike to the top.

Love it! Great for kids and has a beautiful stream

Our favorite here is the Creek Trail! It’s perfect for kids.

Starts off steep then levels out. Only went 20 min in then turned around.

Steep sections, some crazy rocks, and very narrow at different points. Nice challenge and great view at the top.

Would say Easy rather than moderate. Trails very well marked, so that's a plus. Woods are nice but didn't have much particularly scenic features/vistas.

I really loved this hike!! Some parts were uphill and it was muddy and the dogs loved it!

1 month ago

This might be my new favorite spot. I've done almost all the trails now. The trek up the hill on the white trail is a little brutal if you haven't done steep hills in a while. The rocks are sturdy going up, and ny dog did them with ease (but hes also part billy goat) Trails are clearly marked, and there's fun little side things, like a few big boulders to sit on top of and tree stump stepping stones and graffiti on some old building .. it's got a bit of everything.

1 month ago

Park has closed the amphitheater area & campground, along with their parking. Trail head is now in parking area above swimming lake. New connector to Rattlesnake Tr, which then connects to Flat Rock Tr .5mi above original parking lot. New route is well marked & in good shape.

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