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trail running
4 days ago

This was my first doing a trail run. As these trails were all flat and not very scenic, I believe that this place has made me fall in love with the sport. The tree line throughout the run was mesmerizing. Definitely easy to get lost without following the arrows. I will be coming here again to hit the whole thing in one go.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy and quick hike! Up in about 20 minutes if you’re in decent shape and kids love this. The gazebo up top is a nice touch and worth the little bit of lung breaking!

hiking
14 days ago

Very difficult to follow trail markers and path was not well kept when I went in October.

nice walk in the woods ... some days lucky if no one there ..

hiking
28 days ago

always a fun trail to do year round

We hiked the yellow trail today. Very pretty views at the top. There are many pretty streams and creeks along the way and the forest setting is very peaceful.
So the beginning of the trail is moderate, however coming down the rocks make the hike hard not moderate. You could easily get hurt if you're not in tip top shape and without poles and proper attire. It is definitely not dog friendly.
So I would absolutely change the rating to moderate to hard. total hike for the yellow trail is 5.5 miles.

Nice trail with great views at the top. A little muddy and slippery after rainy days.

hiking
1 month ago

View is beautiful! Very steep trail though, but so much fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike! A steady climb, not too strenuous. Great view at the top. The gazebo is a little cheesy but offers a nice spot to sit. Hiked up with chocolate lab, Maddie, and fiance. Took us 40 minutes to the top (took our time) and 20 minutes to get down. Trail is well blazed.

This is the latest in the year that we’ve hike in the Adirondacks, leaves were down and there was a winter weather advisory for late in the afternoon. The down leaves made us slow down on the way up which was definitely a climb up and over rocks. Arriving at the pond outlet and seeing the pond reminded us of a mountain lake in Montana. The walk along the ridge and its views was spectacular. Flurries started to fall just as we started down and they accelerated into snow very quickly as we descended down the ladder. Snow and leaves slowed us down even more down the steep decent but we were glad that we didn’t have to backtrack given the weather. We’ll be back in the spring/summer. Though it was challenging and all of 4 hours it was worth it. Glad we were prepared for the weather and glad we had the app.

great hike

hiking
1 month ago

This was definitely a moderate hike..I would not categorize this as “easy”. It was challenging and enjoyable and absolutely stunning views at the top. I’m in good physical shape (good endurance and cardio level) but new to hiking and it took me an hour to get to the summit. (Trekking poles recommended) And I don’t know what kind of mountain goats people have for children but I think this might be challenging for little ones (or maybe they’re more agile cause they’re smaller?!) Even though it wasn’t sunny, the view on a crisp fall day was breathtaking and I might have uttered an f-bomb or two in disbelief..highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

As other reviews state quite rocky and steep right from the get go. Ankle support and good tread this time of year is necessary. If you’ve hiked before it should be no problem. My husband had a hip replacement a yr ago and we made it up in an hour and 15.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife was down at Saratoga Lake trying to row in the Head of the Fish, during a Nor-easter, so I decided to venture up Prospect Mtn. It was mostly rain at the bottom and mixed precipitation at the top with some slight glazing in areas making it a bit slippery. Love the tram history and the bull-gear and other artifacts at the summit. Decided to take the road around for my decent as there was not a soul in sight, no cars, no hikers, no birds, no noth'in...just me and the wind & rain. The road seemed to take forever but there were a few vistas on route so not bad. Bumped into an older gent collecting leaves at the trailhead down. Pretty cool hike!

Very definitely not easy...we turned back when faced with sheer rock with no place to walk...I felt at danger and called the next day to complain no warning of how hard and impossible this trail is. sad I missed the top but better than dying falling . horrible experience....would not recommend t anyone without gear to help them even then I would say no. I have only climbed prospect and sleeping beauty and felt much safer on them. To me this was impossible and the state and some comments below saying this is easy are leading folks to something bad happening.

Cloudy and blustery day, but the woods were great. Lots of falling leaves and pine needles. I walked the white trail to the yellow trail. I then took the orange connector over a new bridge to the blue trail. I followed the blue trail back to the white trail near the entrance area of the park.

I loved the new story board at the Hawkwood Estate ruins. Very informative. The QR Code signs are also very nice. What a great resource.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! A lot of rock...I mean a lot. Would try to have a good pair of hiking boots, ankle support recommended, but it's up to you. Wind and cooler temps at the top, so I always bring an extra layer, (when hiking in the Fall, and early Spring). Don't let the elevation fool you. Good photo opportunities at the top. Good photo opportunities on the way up as well. Be safe and have a good hike! Don't forget to let someone know where you are!

Great, relatively easy trail. Great views. Can be busier in the weekends.

Love this place. If you go super early, or camp over night, you can hear the loons. It’s a beautiful sound! I’ve hiked in and used a kayak. Just remember to go under the over pass and always turn right if you kayak in, and you’ll get to Good Luck with no problem. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Took the West trail. It turns out that was a great idea because you encounter the muddy portions early and leave the best for last. That includes the waterfalls, the climb besides the running brook and the beach/picnic area. It is a easy trail and has all the scenic elements built into the 3.2 mile hike: waterfalls, elevation, lake, trees and a beaver lodge!! It was past peak fall so missed that magic but it was still a great hike.

A good 3-hour hike that leaves time to enjoy the day. Some pretty steep spots and good footwear is a must because there is a lot bare rock and wet leaves. The wind can really howl at the top too. Rewarding view - and a climb up the fire tower is an unexpected (and a little nerve-wracking) delight. Plan roughly 1:45 up, 20-30 minutes at the top, and 45 minutes down. Expect to see plenty of others enjoying the trail.

Very nice hike to amazing views! Good balance of moderately steep areas and long flat areas. Great for families also. Will do this one again!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Hadley 10/19/18, great conditions, sunny day, slightly muddy so with the mud and leaves I suggest boots or shoes with good traction. Views were great, peak leaf season, a little past peak at the top. Good mix of pines and deciduous. Nice little hike that gets your blood pumping for sure. I’m in okay shape and it took me a little over an hour to reach the top. Fire tower was open. Views are spectacular. Enjoy!

Hiked on Oct 15th, 2018. It was raining but the trail wasn't too muddy or slippery. Some rocky sections. We went up the East Trail and down the North Trail. The Fire Tower is open but due to the clouds we didn't have a view. The ranger cabin is in bad shape. Overall a very nice hike which we will revisit so we can see the wonderful views.

great experience and exercises

Nice short hike up to the top of the Nose. The place was packed but there are several overlooks to afford some peace. The green trail was very muddy so boots were a good idea. Views as always were beautiful.

1 month ago

First hike for wife and I. Great views. Was a little slippery because it rained a little throughout the trip. Good boots, good stick helped a lot. Was about 45 degrees but very comfortable until the top. Got some great photos. We left at 10am and we’re first ones up for the day but saw about 20 people while at top and on the way down.

A lovely trail and pretty well marked. the colors were brilliant today! the trail is not too difficult but it did have a few spots that had me working hard to keep going. The firetower was wonderful!

This is a straightforward up and back - straight up Prospect Mountain. Novices would call it Hard and Experts would call it Easy. Parts have a fairly steep incline. I did it with my 25lb one year old strapped to my back - took about 3 hours round trip. Views at the top are excellent for the Southern ADKs.

I actually came away from this hike fairly disappointed. The trails were much easier than I was expecting, at best I’d say they were on the strenuous side of easy. The summit was nice, but very crowded for an early morning. Views from the top of the tower were great and it was nice to see inside a ranger cabin for a change, even if it is covered in graffiti. I HATE that I’m this disappointed.

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