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My friend and I arrived at the trail at 5:15 and began our hike up the hill. It was a beautiful morning with deer, turkeys-including hatchlings and squirrels spotted on the trail. We arrived at the top of the Mt before the fire tower opened but were able to refresh at the picnic tables. We did the up and back Trail but plan to return Monday for the circle trail

hiking
7 days ago

the only downside to this trail is the massive amount of horse feces. if you can ignore that then you will have a great time.

great trail, just be sure to pack lots of water and snacks.

This trail is always a good time! Easy enough for my toddler and teva sandals! It is also beautifully maintained.

hiking
17 days ago

One of my faves! So many ways to complete, if you want a short steep climb, you got it, 2 miles up and come back down. If you're going to distance, do the whole loop, it's closer to 7 total miles. It got toasty fast going up. The walk across the top thru the pines is incredible! Best if you go left to right if you're doin the loop for a overall down slope in terrain. Hike up the fire road and watch for trail on the right side of the road to begin again. Busy day since it was Memorial Day, usually on a week day, I don't see another soul.

Geat day to the top! Got warm on our decent. Wish we could start at dawn but gates don't open til 6 am, but the hike up was mostly shaded and very enjoyable. Passed a few other hikers and well behaved dogs. The view was hazy but still breathtaking as we ate a snack before our decent.

A very easy kid and dog friendly hike if you want to enjoy a nice leisure walk. We went during the month of may with plenty of shady areas.

Just to clarify: this is not the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail, as some other reviews had previously alluded. Go to the memorial park website for details on that separate trail. This is a lovely and scenic hike up Granite Mountain itself. Flat and shady for the first few miles then steeper and exposed but rewarding at the top for your hard work!

hiking
28 days ago

I read reviews prior to going to this trail and do find it to be moderate. Several reviews commented that it was hard. Personally felt it was easy down and moderate back.

I drove past the trailhead as it was not marked. I would not make the 22 mile drive just hike this trail.
Not piling on about the trail itself. Just seems like it is something to do while you might be spending The Weekend in Crown King.