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    Angel Marotto reviewed Cole Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    about 1 month ago

    The drive to this trail is beautiful in and of itself, riding along a creek and rapids. We hiked Hotel to AT to the top of Cole Mountain and back via AT. Steady incline, multiple switchbacks and easy to follow path. This day brought rain and fog so we didn’t get the 360 views as noted for this trail, but just as breathtaking. Seeing trees unfold in a field of fog had an awesome mystic feel.

    Angel Marotto reviewed Rose River Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Nice trail... Following alongside the river and multiple cascading falls. Going clockwise allows you to come up on the falls, with the exception of the first one where you’ll come up from behind it, but can climb down to the bottom to get a great view.

    Angel Marotto completed Rose River Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Angel Marotto reviewed McAfee Knob via Appalachian Trail

    3 months ago

    One of the better defined and marked trails of AT. Something to note when hiking this trail is ‘breath’. It’s a consistent climb to the top, and if your not a regular hiker or have gained good breathing techniques through maybe yoga... It’ll feel like the air is getting thinner as you elevate. And you will likely stop frequently to catch your breath. But so worth the view and getting the shot of yourself on the knob... you’ll be glad you did!!

    Angel Marotto completed Forest Hill Park Trail

    3 months ago

    Angel Marotto completed Canal Walk

    3 months ago

    Angel Marotto reviewed Saint Marys Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    This trail is active’ terrain with multiple water crossings (best with waterproof hiking sandals that have great traction), rock scrambling, with steep inclines/descends and parts of the trail are washed out that forces you to scale side of cliffs to get thru. Only one section offers a rope to guide you across, the remaining requires careful scrambling. Worth the challenges... beautiful swim hole(s) and waterfall. (Did spot copperhead on trail).

    Angel Marotto completed Saint Marys Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    Angel Marotto reviewed Doyles River Loop via Appalachian Trail

    3 months ago

    REI picks this trail as one of ‘thee’ best hikes in SNP, and I agree! Experienced torrential down pour for most of the hike, even without that I would recommend a hiking waterproof sandal that is durable with great traction... lots of wet rocks and with parts of the river overflowing you cross ‘rapid’ like waters. Wanted to challenge myself so went down Jones Run and up Doyles River... it is a steep incline!! Trail clearly warns of black bears. Don’t forget your bear bell... I didn’t see any but I hope it’s cause they heard me coming!

    Angel Marotto reviewed Hawksbill Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail

    4 months ago

    One of my favorite hikes! Went counterclockwise, (AT | Salamander | peak | Lower Hawksbill Trail). Perfect balance of great terrain, elevation and some of the best panoramic views. On the trail, you’ll cross over rock fields in the middle of the trail. To note... From this direction, you’ll come to a fork in the road. There is a wooden pole with an arrow spray-painted on it that points right. Going that way will continue on Appalachian Trail to Rock Spring Hut. To complete the loop (to Salamander), go left (opposite of the arrow). I went about .5 miles before realizing and having to backtrack. On course... great climb to the highest peak in SNP!

    Angel Marotto reviewed Humpback Rocks Recreation Area

    6 months ago

    Great climb... Breathtaking views!!

    Angel Marotto reviewed White Oak Canyon Trail

    6 months ago

    Beautiful falls. Started at upper Whiteoak on Skyline Drive and hiked all the way down to lower Whiteoak. Like most trails in this park not clearly labeled, and easy to venture off onto other trails. If you do both sets of Whiteoak Canyon trails (upper & lower), give yourself time to hike back before dusk... tougher trek back. And it is about a 50 minute drive from the lower parking lot back up to the upper (Skyline) parking lot.

    Angel Marotto completed White Oak Canyon Trail

    6 months ago

    Angel Marotto reviewed Buttermilk Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great urban trail... and feels outside of the city. Narrow trail that’s shared by bikers and hikers and at certain times be high traffic, but not enough to deter from the trek.

    Angel Marotto completed Buttermilk Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Angel Marotto reviewed Belle Isle Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Awesome to hike along the river and rapids! A must to stop on the rocks/boulders to take in the scenery.

    Angel Marotto reviewed Crabtree Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nice hike... waterfalls make for a great backdrop! Beautiful view at the top.

    Angel Marotto completed Crabtree Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Angel Marotto completed Belle Isle Trail

    about 2 years ago