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    Chad Williams reviewed Glen Onoko Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Great hike! Follow the Orange blazes under the bridge from the parking lot and hike to the left of the Falls Trail sign (someone wrote 'Waterfalls' with an arrow on the sign... follow the arrow). The trail gets tricky after Lower Falls, so be prepared to scramble. Don't stop at Middle Falls, you will miss the Cave Falls which is an experience (you can walk behind the falls). I recommend descending the Falls Trail only if you came up the Falls Trail and understand how steep and rocky it is. As stated many times, actual hiking boots are a must. Be safe and keep the kids very close on this one!

    Chad Williams added Ralph Stover

    12 months ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Tohickon Creek

    12 months ago

    Chad Williams reviewed High Rocks

    12 months ago

    Took on High Rocks during a rappelling trip. Wonderful views and a very easy stroll through the woods. The area is heavily wooded, so you'll have lots of tree canopy coverage to protect you from the sun. I recommend adding Tohickon Creek to this trail so you can play down by the water.

    Chad Williams completed High Rocks

    12 months ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Marcy Dam Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Completed this trail as part of the Marcy Dam, Avalanche Pass, Avalanche Lake out and back. It is a gentle 2-mile hike to the dam that is a good family hike. There are a few breakpoints along the stream with large rocks the kids loved to play on. The dam itself was a little disappointing, but the scenery was beautiful. I would have loved to see it before it was damaged. I recommend this trail only as a means to access other areas of the ADKs or as an intro trail for beginner hikers.

    Chad Williams completed Marcy Dam Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Avalanche Pass and Avalanche Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Completed this trail as part of the Marcy Dam, Avalanche Pass, Avalanche Lake out and back (about 11 miles total ). I rate this trail as a 'Moderate' trail for experienced hikers.The trailhead can be a little tricky to find (hint: its at the far end of the parking area adjacent from the Ranger Station at the Adirondack LOJ). Fairly level hiking until the fifth mile leading to Avalanche Lake. Most of your elevation gain happens there. Be sure to take the trail to the far end of the lake... its worth the extra half mile or so!

    This trail offers a lot of character with the wooden ladders and bridges throughout. This is a must hike trail if you are exploring the ADKs, even without a summit. The trail can be very muddy and tick/mosquito prevention is a must (common sense in the ADKs, I know). We experienced a lot of gnats in the final three miles coming down past Marcy Dam (they loved our eyes), plan ahead for those. Also, sturdy hiking boots are a must as the trail becomes rocky when you get past Marcy Dam.

    As far as trail markings, don't expect Blazes throughout the trail. However, the trail junctions are marked clearly (see pics) and the trails are heavily travelled and well maintained. It would be difficult to lose the trail at any point. Kudos to those that maintain this area. Well done!

    Chad Williams added sunfish pond

    about 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams updated Tinder Trail (Blue Blazes)

    over 1 year ago

    Chad Williams completed Sussex Branch Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Chad Williams completed Hacklebarney Loop, NJ

    almost 2 years ago

    Chad Williams completed Breakneck Ridge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Chad Williams updated Prospertown Lake

    almost 2 years ago

    Chad Williams completed Union Transportation Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Prospertown Lake

    about 2 years ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Lakes Carasaljo and Shenandoah

    about 2 years ago

    First time I've ever rated a trail with 1 star. To be clear, its not because of the lake itself. That part is a beautiful resource. Its for the locals that have completely trashed this park and its trails. I hiked Lake Carasaljo only, so I can't speak for Shenandoah. I uploaded pics of the beautiful things the lake has to offer. CAUTION... you have to walk through miles of garbage to find these spots. My recommendation, skip this one until grown ups move in and reclaim the park/trails. It is indeed sad.

    Chad Williams completed Lake Carasaljo

    about 2 years ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Pochuck Boardwalk and Pinwheel Vista Trail

    about 2 years ago

    We found this trail listed on one of the hiking websites as the #1 rated hike in New Jersey. To be clear, this hike is actually two connected trails, the Stairway to Heaven and the Pochuck Valley trail (an 8.2 mile out and back adventure). They are as interesting as they are different, so we will talk about them separately. First up, Pochuck Valley.

    The Pochuck Valley boardwalks is a 2.5 mile system of boardwalks, wooden walkways, suspension bridges, pastures, styles, and wetlands. This is without a doubt one of the most unique trails we have hiked in NJ. Yet, without adding the Stairway to Heaven, we would have been left wanting a little something more. Luckily, this trail ends at the trailhead of the Stairway to Heaven.

    'The Stairway' was a relatively short, relatively steep, rocky section of the AT that leads you to the .1 mile access trail to Pinwheel Vista. Take a left turn at the tree with an 8 foot pile of rocks at the base... hard to miss. The vista offers a nice view over the valley. Not bad.

    Each hike alone would have been okay, but taken together offers a diverse, unique hiking experience. In short, they need each other. Well worth the trip! See uploaded pics for details. Enjoy!

    Chad Williams added Day 11

    about 2 years ago

    Chad Williams reviewed Thompson County Park Trails

    about 2 years ago

    Completed the outer loop with several offshoot trails to the reservoir. The outer loop is mainly paved and winds through meadows and along roadsides. It is nicely maintained. Look for runners, bikes, and rollerbladers. Not really much to talk about. However, the offshoot trails are very fun and most lead to the reservoir. I uploaded pics that include both. Lots of wildlife in the wooded areas by the reservoir. Nice morning hike. Great place for family picnics. If you are looking for more traditional, natural hiking... probably not the place for you. To its credit, it is highly developed and maintained. More like a city park. Very pretty none-the-less. Enjoy!

    Chad Williams completed Thompson County Park Trails

    about 2 years ago