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An amazing trail with even better views. I’ve done a few other “moderate” trails on this app and I would say this one should be rated as difficult. There are some parts with extreme incline and loose rocks around 800ft. You can literally slip off the mountain if your not careful! Bring a buddy. Views are worth it!

I live locally and try to do this hike a couple of times a month. Challenging in parts due to the steepness which can be really slick after rainfall. Beautiful scenery at the top. Have been bringing my kids with me since they were 5 - need some breaks on the way up, but not impossible for them to complete. I recommend the hike over the paved route up to the castle any day. The hike is much faster and better views. The paved road is extremely long, especially for young kids.

a really nice trail, good distance and the AllTrails map helped me find my way. path isn't marked the best but it's very pretty. great views at the castle. the one negative is that there is a lot of traffic noise.

Great place to hike!! Amazing view from the top of the castle. If you want the hiking adventure stay off the road and do the trails, better experience!!

The trail leading to the castle is decent. It’s uphill for the whole thing. Then the final stretch to the castle is definitely difficult. It’s nothing but rock I would reclass that hike. But all n all. It was a good hike

Waited to do this when I was in better shape and it was worth the wait. The panoramic views from the castle were fantastic and the hike was great. Up on the White and down on the blue...if you are really trying to hike, stay off the road as much as possible.

Beautiful place. There’s so many trails for all levels. The park itself is family friendly with two lakes and a playground for kids. The hike I did with my friend included steep climbing and walking along the lake for some of it. Great views, bring layers as it gets chilly at the top.

Clearly marked trails to the top and to Castle Craig. There is a steady incline after you pass the lake, but it's not unbearable. That incline doesn't really have great views, but once you get to the Castle it's all worth it.

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1 month ago

This trail was a lot of fun, I do recommend the trails rather then the pavement, it took us about 4x longer to go back on the pavement then it took us to come up on the trail. There are some rocks and can be a steep climb. I believe trails should be marked a bit differently easy, moderate and hard is just not enough.

I rate things more like a level system 1-10 in this case if using the trail its well marked but due to the climb I suggest being at least a level 6 hiker, most certainly during the colder months. Other wise take the paved path.

some markers are a little too far apart so we fell off the trail a few times, but other than that the hike was perfect. We lucked out with good weather, and the incline was challenging but not hard. Overall really fun hike

My favorite place to hike

1 month ago

1 month ago

Love this place

Love this place! Hike hours before the tornado destroyed Sleepy Giants 2018.

not a bad trail but PAY ATTENTION to the trail markers

Great trail, portions of the trail are icy and muddy after the storm, so good shoes recommended.

There are a lot of scenic views nearby Castle Craig. Well-maintained trail. Followed white marks from the Start point after switched to blue marks. Recommended.

Beautiful winter hike with a number of small waterfalls leading to the reservoir. We took a trail back rather than the road. Highly recommended. 5 miles in all.

Nice hike.. walked over 691 with foot bridge and took the blue trail up to paved road. Lots of nice views. Walked paved road back to Hubbard park.. was a long walk back wasn’t sure if we went right way back or not but was happy when we made it back to park.. would deff home again

Really neat, it’s a pretty flat easy trail until the end where it’s a steep incline to the top. We watched the sunset from the castle we were the only ones there and than got lost on the way back.

I went straight under the interstate and there was a white marker but seemed to be over grown, i went anyway apparently the trail head was a few yards away because i found the trail, it's a well traveled trail but could use a fresh coat of paint on the blazes.
this loop is listed as moderate, if you want more of a challenge then find the blue trail, it's not a loop and comes with a warning.
when i hiked it was foggy and drizzling, add that to some snow and wet leaves it was rather treacherous no matter what trail you hiked.

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