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2 days ago

Started the hike on the yellow blazed Menominee Trail to the left (lake side) of the old ski slope. Fairly flat along the lake with packed snow or mud. The trail starts to climb after about a mile toward the AT shelter. We ended up taking the AT away from Black Mountain, doing the clockwise loop to the southwest of the lake. On the well-traveled section of the AT, the snow was fairly deep but there were enough tracks from other hikers so we didn't sink into the snow too much. The last section connecting Seven Lakes Pkwy back to Menominee Trail had not been used much so it was slow going. No clear views from "peaks" on this stretch of the trail as you are in the woods. Did not see anyone on the trail when we started at around 10:30 but there were a lot more people on the Menominee Trail when we came back (after noon). Hope to come back to do the rest of this trail.

Great trail with amazing views. Agree with other reviews about it being a moderate trail. Stick to the trail and you'll be fine.

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Not a hike for beginners but I definitely wouldn’t rate it hard. More like moderate. All the falls are absolutely breath taking. If you’re using your phone for pictures I recommend bringing a portable charger because you will need it with the amount of pictures you’ll take! You could easily get away with wearing sneakers. Just some parts are a little slippery and there’s still patches of snow and ice. But overall 10/10 will 100% be going again soon!

Was a very nice hike. Definitely a challenge right now due to snow coverage that is melting. Trail is slippery so hiking boots with really good traction or metal spikes are suggested. Beautiful view once you hit the top!

Absolute breathtaking hike! Quite a challenge with most of this hike being rocky slopes. I like to do this backwards where you hike to the falls vs. seeing the falls first. Wear shoes with good grip and slip resistant. Get there early as it gets crowded, and dont forget your cameras!!!!

We went out on this trail after a huge storm and it was absolutely amazing! I can only imagine how beautiful it is when everything is green and in bloom. The difficulty and time needed to complete the hike increased a bit due to the amount of snow which had accumulated, but it was more than worth the effort. The view is perfect!

Definately a great hike! Challenging and rewarding all the same! High Peaks here we come!

Definitely not for beginners but an amazing trail nonetheless with beautiful views.

Great hike

A blast when it’s not crowded

I went on 1.27.18 and the ice was starting to melt. Challenging but beautiful hike. when you get to the trail head stay to the left because you get a better view of the falls

1 month ago

Great Hike. Extremely icy during the winter months, microspikes are an absolute requirement

I loved this hike. It rivals my hikes in the grand canyon of Pa. Highly advise that you take the loop trail clockwise. This is a better way to see the falls and it is safer to fall going up if you slip. We went yesterday before it warmed up (28 degrees) and had to use traction spikes in certain areas. I would recommend waiting til warmer temps, but if you do it in the winter where there is ice be very careful!

challenging and beautiful falls view entire way.

Very challenging hike, winter time there was so much ice on the trail we kept slipping and falling. Wear good hiking boots with traction on the bottom. We hiked the entire loop, so at the beginning of the trail we took a right. It was super steep and tough. When we got to the ridge line it put us on top of the falls then we worked our way down from there stopping at each of the different fall sites. Hard hike but definitely worth it, beautiful!!

Very nice, beautiful view! I would do it again! Didn't thought it was hard, perhaps moderate.

Super fun and scenic hike with waterfalls all the way up! I would rate this more as a medium difficulty rather than hard. I went in mid-April last year which was perfect weather. Would recommend going around this time.

2 months ago

You can pick up the trail from anywhere but we started along the boardwalk and visited the cows. Also there’s an old cool cemetery hidden along the railroad tracks that’s a little hard to find but so worth it. Once you cross the road and begin
the hike it gets challenging as it is quite steep but the breathtaking views are the payoff!! Don’t miss it!

can you safely take this hike without crampons?

Entered at the beginning of the boardwalk that takes you through the cow pasture. The real workout begins after you cross the road. It was a butt buster for sure, and is similar to a talus field up and down so when the leaves are wet and covering the terrain makes it a little tricky!

Went with the hope of seeing the falls frozen and was not disappointed. Some spots can be a little tricky with the ice but that's to be expected, especially when everything has a coating of snow on it. Bring some Yak Trax or another type of crampons.....they make a world of difference when hiking in winter weather.

excellent little loop trial. 4 miles with a few awesome waterfalls and a great overview of the gorge. cold and snow covered which may have kept the hikers away or it may have been multiple warning signs of death.

Does anyone know if there is snow on this trail or if it has become slippery within the last few days?

3 months ago

great trail and the view at the summit is amazing.

This was absolutely one of the best hikes i've been on, it can be trecherous at times so watch your footing especially at the falls but it was beautiful.

I love Washington Crossig Park. I walk our dog here 3-4 tiles a week. Love it!

I did one big loop at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. If memory serves it was at least seven miles. It's a beautiful place to hike.

Breathtaking beauty. Difficult climb but well worth it. We have a real good time.

Great trail. I went on Thanksgiving day, so there wasn’t much traffic, however that isn’t the norm. Definitely not a beginner’s hike, but it’s a great workout and the views are amazing.

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