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Great trails really well marked. Carried my snowshoes but the entire loop was hard packed and didn’t use them. Used only my spikes, no post holing. Went Percival to Morgan. Would recommend if you want to take the ladders to go Morgan first....the cave squeeze to get to the ladders was a little less clear with the snow, but there are foot prints. My first time up there. It was breathtaking.

This is a great hike in the summer and almost better in the winter. Snow at the bottom was ~3 inches but at the top was almost 1.5 feet so snowshoes are highly recommended. I hiked up Percival and down Morgan, which is definitely the way to do it in the winter. Percival starts shallow then heads sharply upwards. Trying to get down the trail in deep snow would be tricky, but going down Morgan was no problem. The views as always are unbelievable! I stayed almost an hour on top of Morgan.
Time to Percival summit: 2 hours
Time to Morgan Summit: 42 minutes
Total time (with ~4 trail breaks and an hour on the summit): 4 and a half hours

hiking
14 days ago

11/30/18 The trailhead and parking lot is on the left hand side on highland street 0.1 from where the app directions tell you it is on the right. The trail was well marked. I used micro spikes. You may want them if you do the north peak loop. The views - incredible on south peak. There is a lookout:/clearing on the way to north peak, but best views are south peak.

hiking
15 days ago

11/29/18- the alltrails app takes you right to trailhead. We just had several inches of heavy snow a few days ago, but trail was broken out. I didn't see any trail markings. There is a Small water crossing in the beginning, but the rest of the trail was pretty snow covered. I used micro spikes, but towards the top there were spots snowshoes would have come in handy. It is a gradual ascend, towards the top it is a little more steep. Lots of tree coverage and it was like walking in a winter wonderland. I agree with the reviews. You want to stay right at the split as there was a beautiful view/outlook. I did see a few areas the trail winged off, but I stayed with the trail. Only saw one person on the trail.

Hiked this in mid November with about 6 inches of snow cover. Definitely a solid “moderate” or “moderate to hard” for less experienced folks. Challenging incline in the beginning, leveling off in the middle, and a challenging rock scramble at the end—which being snow covered was especially challenging without micro spikes. I brought my Labrador and he did great with the terrain. No bear sightings, but lots of coyote prints.

hiking
27 days ago

nice trail good views

Great hike, getting to the parking lot feels like you’ve gone off the grid.
Steady incline, no switchbacks. Gorgeous views of the White Mountains from the lookout.
Not recommended after rainy weather as the trail was mushy at times several days after rain.
A very quiet trail, during our 2.5 hours we only saw 3 other parties and it was a gorgeous September Saturday

Great hike today. Trail crampons were not essential, though make the hike more enjoyable as you ascend to the summit of Mt. Morgan. There is a couple inches of snow and ice above 2000 feet. The views are fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

good quick hike. view point is small but beautiful. less crowded than West Rattlesnake

Great bang for the buck!

Easy trail, pretty waterfall with benches to sit and enjoy

fun trail a moderate hike the view at pikes view worth the hike

Great little hike, steep! It does connect to other trails, recommend taking ridge trail on your way back over to west rattlesnake summit, the view is even more incredible there!!

Incredible view!

hiking
2 months ago

Quick trail with a view

Not difficult endurance-wise, but technically challenging! Really fun if you like climbing up and down boulders, going up ladders (awesome but definitely a little adrenaline-inducing), and squeezing through rocks into caves!! Went with a group of 8 friends and we all loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

We do this easy, level 2.1-mile walk a couple of times a week to relax and stay in shape. Beautiful forest path with several stream crossings. Not challenging, but soothing!

This hike has the most beautiful views I’ve seen. With that said....it was “Terrifying”! Definitely go up Morgan and down Percival. If you have the slightest fear of heights, avoid the ladders and caves. I personally don’t recommend this hike for young children.

This is an easy-moderate, 1.4 mile hike with a bit of a climb. (The 2.8 listed is for twice the loop. It's also 600' elev, not 900 as listed.) Near the top the Ridgeline Trail branches south offering an out-and-back extension, but after a mile I found it boggy and uneventful. The most fun was coming down fast on the spacious, well maintained west side of the loop.

Although I'm used to 3,000-4,000 footers, this was a cute little hike.

Short hike with a big reward of a view.

Gorgeous views. Highly recommend the direction of Morgan then Percival, by way of the ladders/cliff on Morgan and caves coming down from Percival. I'm prone to anxiety attacks with height and this was just enough to challenge me without being unachievable. Simply fun and beautiful for most hikers! We took our time on the trail and spent significant time in the summits. 5 hour loop from the Mt Morgan Trailhead parking lot.

Unreal views! Accidentally took the Mount Morgan trail instead of the initial loop we noticed on the map for this hike...ended up doing a total of 5.5 miles with the 4th mile being the toughest uphill ! Yellow path was a good workout for sure.

Great hike took about 3.5 hours round trip...we did stop at the top for some time enjoying the views. I would definitely recommend going to mount Morgan first and come down Percival so you can go up the ladders rather than down. Going down was a challenge.

Ascent of Mount Morgan is pretty moderate, and there is an optional ladder/cave route near the top, which is fun. The ridgeline traverse to Mount Percival is mostly easy, with a few short, steep sections. I would recommmend taking the Cliff Trail down from Mount Percival (second trail on the right), as the Cave Trail (first trail on the right) is ranked as one of the toughest in New England. It is fun if you are very fit and agile, but it requires good bouldering skills, as well as the ability and comfort to squeeze through tight spaces. After that, the trail gradually becomes easier. Unfortunately, we went on a misty day, so there was little to see in terms of views. However, the trail offered several fun scrambling opportunities, and I hear the views are great on clear days.

easy and beautiful views

Nice hike a little scratchy went alone. Some tress have fallen but other than that gorgeous view 40 mins round trip. Broke a sweat to! All in all I see myself doing this more often as it’s close to me. I told red diamond trail I wouldn’t call it steep just all up hill for the most part so if little ones I’d do a different trail for toddlers.

this trail is gorgeous! it was definitely tough, I feel on the very high end of moderate. (which we weren't entirely prepared for) the summit was very much worth the work to climb this steep mountain! We will be back, when we're better prepared for trails on this end of the moderate spectrum.

A lot of effort for an okay view

Love the ladder! Beautiful views from the top!

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