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1 day ago

Not my favorite hike. It was mostly wooded and more of a nature walk than a hike (nice but not what I was expecting). The views at the peak were limited but pretty. Might hike again someday to check out the waterfall and explore a little more. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for running as the trail has lots of little rocks.

Went counter-clockwise which was more steep but in the end worth it bc the descent was much easier on my knees. Great views, even overcast!

Fairly moderate trail with some steep inclines. We enjoyed the dense tree growth towards the top. Different hike, but a good work out. Beautiful views of the lakes.

Great short hike. I thought it was a little more on the easy side than a moderate level. My five and nine year old did it without complaint and neither struggled at any point.
directions I found most helpful to find the yellow trailhead: park at the administrative building and wall about 1/3rd of a mile north along Lake Eileen (nice road/path). after you walk past the chapel, you can't miss it, there is a clearly marked trailhead on the right. short hike up and then if you'd like a longer, more scenic path down, ar the summit walk in the direction away from lake Eileen and enjoy a long, but nice hike down. a few creek crossings, but we managed to do so without getting wet.

3 days ago

Nice quick hike with a high reward. Great views of cannon mountain.

4 days ago

Great hike with a couple of beautiful views and cool boulder formations along the way.

beautiful trail. easy to navigate

Had trouble at the top with being very steep for me but I totally loved the workout and would do again.

Fun woodsy trail. The were no maps in the kiosk, but having this app, I figured we’d get around fine. It was humid and had recently rained and the forest was misty and atmospheric. We saw lots of beautiful bright mushrooms-bright yellow, pink, red, orange, translucent Indian pipes, and even a purple one. Lol, we kept looking for the wonderful views, but never found them. Figured it was an exaggeration, and we weren’t too concerned because we were having fun anyways. Once I got home I took a look at the map, the pics and read some blog reviews. Apparently there’s a faint trail across the road with ledges and beautiful views. So they do exist! That’s ok, it’ll give us another reason to come back (other than the beautiful woods). I’ll probably give it 5 stars when I see those ledges!

hike was great,as were the views, but the fire tower was locked when we reached the summit at around 430pm. I would have given it 5 stars if it was open

A pleasant hike. Previous reviews are correct, rocky terrain early on, and great views of the lakes near the summit. Recent rains made the early trail section muddy and buggy, but not enough to be a consideration.

Great hike for any age dog and owner!

This is a nice quick day hike, not difficult at all. what great views at the top just wish the tower was open.

Worth checking out if you're in the area. Can be done in an hour or two depending on your pace. Good for 1st timers.

Enjoyable hike but not much variety to it or views. Did find a bunch of different kinds of mushroom on the path and saw the occasional chipmunk and toads.

Wonderful hike! Views at the top are fabulous and worth the climb. We did it counter clockwise like others suggested and were glad we did! Much easier on the knees to do the steeper part going up. We brought our kids- age 6,8, and 11 and they did fine. Easy to moderate climb.

Gorgeous views, a few steep inclines but not too bad. Very kid friendly. The fire tower is better maintained than most, and there was even an informative steward at the top! Definitely worth seeing.

Hiked 9/27/17. It was unseasonably hot that day, even around 5:00 pm. There was no one else on the trail this day, so I had the mountain to myself. There are some very steep sections but the view at the top is beautiful. My garmin showed a total of 2.5 miles and it took me about 90 minutes round trip.

If your not a regular hiker, this is a moderate hike, we hiked clockwise, pretty steep and uphill with little respite. Views at top were well worth the effort. Would highly recommend this if you have couple of hours to spare

23 days ago

Nice hike, trail was in very good condition and well marked. Appreciated the trail Steward's information and recommendations.

Nice trail. Good views in the middle and on the summit.

28 days ago

Great short hike. Steep in areas but I took 4 kids with and we all did fine, round trip about an hour or so. Great Views.

29 days ago

Great hike, took us about 2 hours to complete. Beautiful views at the top. Lots of rock “stairs”, our two dogs loved it. We camped at the covered bridge campground which is a 30 second walk away from this trail!

30 days ago

This is a hike that I've done about 12 times. It was the first mountain that I climbed as a child and a climb that I do almost every year that I am back to my home town. It can be steep at times, but the path is well defined. It can be crowded at times and might best to hike on a weekday if you want to avoid a lot of people. Very kid friendly.

Nice trail for kids and beginning to moderate hikers. Stay left which us steeper but easier footing - come back clockwise in less steep by more rocky trail.
Nice views and dog friendly with swimming hole near parking.

Did the trail July 16th. We were surprised that the bugs were nonexistent. Did the trail counter clockwise which we thought was the easiest. The payoff is great for the effort only about 1000 ft of elevation. Would do this hike again.

A solid hike

Good short hike. Not great for trail running.

Great hike!!!

1 month ago

Great views at the top. We did the trail clockwise, and I would recommend it. Not an easy hike (‘moderate’ seems more appropriate)

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