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I love going up the side of the mountain for a good challenge. The trails all seem to lead to the same place but aren't marked. Beautiful view

10 days ago

Wow! The views on this trail are 5 Star views. The slippery snow on the trail and the few spots of mud made this hike SUPER hard for my 9 and 11 year old with special needs. And the effort I had to put in to ensure they didn’t fall made this one of the longest 1.7 miles of my life. My 15 year old flew over the same footing. But even with the slipping and sliding, we loved this hike. So beautiful! I can only imagine how pretty it would be at other times of the year.

It’s a quick jaunt. Still a little muddy and slick in some places.

Steep first .4 miles. Fairly nice walk around the lake. Some snow on north facing trials. Overall a very pleasant hike.

Great hike! Lots of snow and ice, so definitely need micro spikes.

Pretty steep trail and very muddy which made it slippery.

Very steep. Went a few days ago and is currently covered in snow and some ice. This hike is basically you climbing the entire time until you reach the lake and then climbing back down. Would not recommend toddlers due to steep stairs and ice. The lake was semi frozen but still beautiful. Gave my thighs a workout for sure.

29 days ago

Catching up on some reviews, so recognize that I did this hike in early September. Went with some friends to hike this on Labor day. Quite possibly the worst day to do so. The parking lot closest to the lake was filled, so we had to park at the ski lodge. We could have taken a shuttle from there to the real trailhead, but the wait was 45min+, so we started our hike from there. Very sunny, hot, and exposed for most of it, so be prepared. Also, there were so many people! This would have been much nicer if the trail wasn't so backed up. Didn't stay long at the lake because of how many others were already there. Other than the heavy traffic, this would have been a nice, short, enjoyable hike.

Awesome views. Have done trails between Brighton and solitude, donut falls and this one. Definitely an awesome workout with great reward

This is the steeper but shorter trailhead. It’s less popular so I have found it easier to get parking.

There was enough snow in the upper vale to make carrying the snow shoes worthwhile, crisscrossing over shallow streams and amongst the smothered boulders. Lots of little trees and awe inspiring views, from the spectacular ice falls to the crown of jagged peaks, and all the majesty of royal blue against the wintry white, black cliffs, evergreens, pussy willows, and rusty escarpments. A glorious morn!

I enjoyed the hike, easy but challenge enough for someone that is starting to hike. Beautiful view of the Valley and the mountains in the North East.. It was a little muddy but nothing really bad.

Still muddy. Gorgeous view. I expected natural rock formations as the furniture but it’s stacks of rocks in the form of chairs. A bit steep. Definitely a moderate trail.

1 month ago

Really enjoyed the hike. Little mud but not too bad. Views were awesome.

1 month ago

Good snow as mentioned the trail is well packed and snowshoes are only necessary until you get close to the top. If you keep going past where everyone stops you are rewarded with fresh knee deep powder. At least until it gets tracked out

on Broads Fork Trail

1 month ago

Hiked 90% in just snow boots, but should have put my snowshoes on earlier near the top. Started sinking and sliding a lot. First time in the snow for me - Much harder in the deep snow than on summer dirt. So beautiful at the bowls and pond!

trail is dry now. 2.14.18

1 month ago

Great hike today, needed micro spikes after the bridge for the rest of the way up it was a bit icy. Towards the top the snow gets a little thicker, just stay on the trail it’s pretty well packed. All and all great work out about a med-hard steep but manageable.

So good! Awesome view and “seating” at the “living room”!!!

Great morning hike. Somewhat muddy and slick this time of year.

The roads closed during the winter /:

Good hike, but it is steep and in early February there was a lot of ice and snow toward the top

Plenty of spider trails, choose wisely!

1 month ago

It was an awesome hike. Still has some deep snow in different areas of the hike so it forces you to keep focused on your footing. Bring water and snacks and it makes for a great hike. I'm sure it's beautiful from spring to fall.

pretty good hike there is snow and ice in top but ice cleat or micro spike will work prefect. great work out.

Whoa! Amazing climb! Very steep - mostly muddy and sludge today. Incredible view of the valley!!!

Jan. 27, 2018 hiking
Only need microspikes at the moment. It did get pretty windy towards the top so dress warmly. Pretty chill pace since I haven't hiked much the last few months and I developed a blister on my heel. 2 hours up, 1.5 down

on Broads Fork Trail

1 month ago

This is a beautuful trail. It's steep most of the way, there are no switch backs. It's about 5 mike's round trip. You need microspikes at this time, the snow is nicely packed with some slippery areas. I'd say it's a little tougher than moderate not too crazy hard because it's not super long.

Super muddy and slick today! More mud and snow than dirt. I wore Solomon hiking shoes and was fine, but regular sneakers will be soaking wet by the time your done. Gorgeous hike! Good workout.

Hiked on 1/27/18 without snowshoes, should have had them for the last 1/4 mile, I started post-hole-ing with my boots. It was rough, but still fun. Great hike! 2:12:00 round trip. Def gonna hike it again in the spring. It’s was med-hard (in snow) the 2nd half, but doable. Enjoy!

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