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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 25, 2020
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Great hike! Very long. 5 hours altogether. Beautiful views along the way. Definitely check out the Barren Slide before the summit. Definitely moderate not hard. Some steep sections, but not many. Just long. The view at the summit isn’t as good as the ones along the way in my opinion. They’re great at the top of the tower but if you hate heights I wouldn’t go up.

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Ian Dickie reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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Juergen Sattler reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 24, 2020
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Kellie Dobrescu reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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HikingRockyScramble

It was an amazing view! The last 1/2 mile from the peak turns to boulder fields and you navigate by cairns. Plan accordingly.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 21, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

the road gets pretty rough once you start getting close to the trailhead and I actually had to pull off and hike down the road because it was so bad today. all of that aside, it is a great hike! complete leg burner on the way up :-) enjoyed the beautiful views from the summit and had lunch with some section hikers that I met coming up behind me. if you're looking for a little more challenge in your hike, I totally recommend this one!

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Mike Legay reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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HikingGreat!

Tales more time thsn you think

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Brad Beall reviewed Bush Key Trail
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HikingFeeGreat!No shade

Bush Key is gorgeous and should not be missed when making a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park. It's also an ideal spot to enjoy a peaceful lunch. Bring shoes to navigate the last bit of the key--there are many shells and large chunks of dead coral that have washed ashore.

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Kevin Wytcherley reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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Timothy Beck reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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Awesome

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Надежда Желание-токарь reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 5, 2020
HikingBugsRockyScrambleWashed out

One of the best hikes. This was my second attempt. I was here three months ago and didn’t even make it to the lake and I was alone. The map of all trails will only get you to the lake. We used this guy, Curtis Mitchel’s recordings to get us to the peak. ( I give him that credit, it was really useful) I seriously cried when we got to the top. The last 1/4 mile was literally crawling through rocks. There is a blue pelican case that holds a log book there. I’ve read some experiences people who got there shared. There is also a picture of a guy who went missing and died. It was so sad reading it. Definitely plan ahead if you wanna go all the way to the top. Plan at least two days unless you are in excellent shape. Don’t do what we did. I honestly regretted underestimating the hike. First we took it slowly, didn’t thought we gonna need more time pushing to the top. We spent same amount of time just climbing the rock to the peak as getting to Griswold lake. We had to use our cellphone as flashlight for the last mile and a half coming back from the hike. We left the trailhead about 7:41 am got to the lake by 11:00 pushed to the dome by 12:00 noon, got there like almost 4:00 and got back past 9:00 pm. All in all, it was a great hike

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 5, 2020
HikingGreat!Private propertyRocky

We really enjoyed the hike! There are some pretty steep parts / stairs, but those parts aren't super long and are broken up by easier parts where you can walk along easily. The best views are at the "rock slide" and a little bit later when the trail opens up on a rock face, definitely check those out, they give you a great view of Barestone and untouched areas of Maine! We hiked until the Cloud pond which is a super nice pond and looks like a great place to stay at (there is a lean-to). When you drive towards the trailhead, don't get discouraged by the "private property" sign, they allow the public to use the trail for day hiking. Drive over the bridge and you will see a sign that says "AT", as previously described. The road looks sketchy, but if you follow it to the end where you can park, you met the trailhead!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 28, 2020

This is a must-do trail!! It’s on private property. When you see the AT sign to go left, take that. You’ll drive another 2ish miles. The trailhead is directly in front of you as you pull into the parking circle. I highly recommend adding Slugundy Falls to this trail. You can hear the river, but if you follow the trail as shown in AllTrails you won’t see it. About .2 of a mile in you’ll see orange flagging tape on the left. If you enter the woods here you will follow 3 more orange tapes and head directly to the river. The AT trail heads down and to the left and to the right. You want right putting the river on your left. Follow the white marks of the At for the rest of the hike. The hike itself is not bad. Mostly moderate with some steep sections mostly with stairs. You’ll see a sign for a lookout spur on the right- you’ll want to stop and take a look. The tumbledown rocks jutting over the drop with the views might make your knees weak. It is gorgeous!! Another 5 or so minutes back on the AT brings you to the ledges. The view is killer! Note that the mountain on your left with the tower is the next destination. It looks rough, but it isn’t bad at all. It’s about 1.8 miles to the summit. More than a mile of that is on almost flat land. The climb near the top is steep but fairly quick. The tower on top has been better days. It was windy when I was there and it was swaying slightly. The views on the summit are good- you still have views without the tower of death. The views on the ledges are better, but this was worth doing.

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Misha Galant reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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Eric Shaphran reviewed Lost Coast - King Range Loop
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BackpackingBugsOver grown

Did this route over six days last week. Stayed at Buck Creek, Maple Camp, Miller Loop Camp, Big Flat Campground*, back to Buck Creek. Beautiful trip overall, but a few points of caution: 1) There was no water at Honeydew Creek below Miller Loop Camp (after some, but not much at Maple Camp). We had already depleted most of our water supply, so instead of continuing towards Kinsey Ridge the next morning, we backtracked and came down Rattlesnake Ridge, which meets Big Flat Creek. If you take the same detour, follow the rock markers and be prepared to cross the creek several times. We missed the first few and wound up rock-hopping down the creek (fun but exhausting over such a long distance). 2) The poison oak is no joke. Especially climbing up the Buck Creek trail, most of the way up to the King Crest Trail is more like a game trail with lots of overgrown spots where the poison oak can be unavoidable. 3) There ARE rattlesnakes. Be careful, especially around logs and other debris and give them a wide berth. 4) Some areas of the LCT are impassable around high tide. The only section to worry about for this route is Big Flat <--> Gitchell Creek. Gitchell Creek and Shipman Creek are worth the stop, especially if you're trying to wait out a high tide. Hiking poles HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Hank Barrett reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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Hiking

This is a great hike, but it is tough. We hiked 6.5 miles to the lake and climbed 2,725 feet up; that’s in just over 3 miles. A lot of the hike is climbing upward over rock fields. We wanted to hike the peak but it took all we had to get to the lake. We calculated the final mile would ascend another 1800 feet, ouch. We couldn’t determine where the trail went up the “mountain wall”, but we knew we were not going to do it. Would love to hear stories of those that have done the peak. Also, The map of the dome trail hike on All Trails only goes to to the lake.

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Jackson Utley reviewed Two Ocean Pass
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Beautiful but covered in horse poo for four miles to start.

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Silas Lyons reviewed Poison Canyon [CLOSED]
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HikingBugsOver grown

I’d put this one between 3 and 4. It delivers on solitude - we did not see another soul from the time we left the trailhead until we returned. And the canyon route up is beautiful, especially in some sections. Dense green underbrush (much of it reaching across the trail for the first mile-plus). We did not mentally prep for this to be a 2,000 ft elevation gain grind, and we hit the trail late (midday) on a warm day. So the sun was slicing straight down, making the shade cover less effective. That, along with mosquitos that start seriously attacking about halfway up, put us in a pretty lousy mood. Although the trailhead sign says 3 miles, it’s closer to 3.7 to Lilypad Lake. Once there, however, things improved dramatically. There are several good campsites, but the best (we thought) requires a scramble up the large rock bench on the south side of the lake. There’s a roomy, established site in the little grove at the top, offering easy access to the inlet stream and views across the bowl and high up to Ycatapom looming just to the east. Sunset light on the peak was magical. We hiked out the next morning, and the decent was far, far nicer. Not just because we weren’t climbing. It was cooler with a nice breeze most of the way, and on the decent the meadows, undergrowth and glimpses down the canyon to Trinity Lake were lovely. Certainly worth considering if you want to avoid crowds and aren’t trying to swim. But be prepared for a serious uphill climb - and bring bug spray. So much bug spray.

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Brian Hurlbert reviewed Ruby Dome Trail
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HikingOver grownScramble

Great hike

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