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    JP Pensabene added 10th Anniversary Hike

    about 1 month ago

    JP Pensabene completed Brothers Trail: First Brother

    about 1 month ago

    JP Pensabene completed Castle Rock Trail

    2 months ago

    JP Pensabene reviewed Castle Rock Trail

    2 months ago

    Great view and fun hike. My family took the loop trail up. It is a little longer, but also a lot less steep from what I heard. When we arrived at the top we ran into a lot of other hikers who were complaining about the hike up. The loop is a nice gradual easy walk with a few streams and a view of a small pond. My dog and kids (6 & 8 years old) had no problem and enjoyed the hike. Near the top there is a short break off the trail that leads to a small cave which is fun to check out especially if you have kids with you. We meant to go down on the other trail, but made a wrong turn and ended up back on the loop, so I can’t comment on the steepness or the conditions other than what I heard from other hikers.

    JP Pensabene reviewed Chimney Mountain Trail

    3 months ago

    This was a great hike. It was steeper than I would have expected a kid friendly hike to be, but the payoff was worth it. The caves and rock formations are awesome, but you won’t be able to take full advantage if you bring a dog, unless you have someone to take turns holding the leash with you. The view is great at both Chimney Rock and the actual summit, but it is truly spectacular if you are brave enough to climb on top of the rock formation next to the chimney. The caves and Chimney Rock had a lot of traffic, but we were the only ones who traveled on to the summit. It is only about a 1/4 mi flat hike farther and was worth it. My kids had fun finding toads in the woods on the way up and down. Probably about 20 in all which was good for distracting them briefly from the steepness of the trail. My kids are 6 & 8 and do a moderate amount of hiking and this was rough for them, both up and down.

    There is a $2 cash parking fee at the lot. Luckily I had it on me.

    JP Pensabene completed Chimney Mountain Trail

    3 months ago

    JP Pensabene completed Poke-O-Moonshine Trail

    5 months ago

    JP Pensabene completed Prospect Mountain Trail

    6 months ago

    JP Pensabene completed Harvey Mountain Trail

    7 months ago

    JP Pensabene added Spring 2018

    7 months ago

    JP Pensabene added OK Slip Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago