7 days ago

This hike is not for the faint of heart. It begins fairly easy to moderate, crossing 3 shin deep streams pretty early in. Once the trail splits from the loop shown on all the maps, it gets narrow and somewhat difficult to navigate, but there were orange and pink ribbon on trees to guide the way. The hike then begins a muddy moderate ascent. After crossing the 4th stream near a bamboo forrest, the hike really begins to ascend. Once you get out onto the ridge there are ropes to help you climb up, but it was muddy and slippery. I didn't actually make it all the way up to the top of the ridge but the views from where I stopped were amazing and more than I hoped for. I'd recommend it for people who are in shape and don't have too great of a fear of heights.