Worth all five stars in my book for the view at the top. It truly is one of the best -- maybe in Maryland. The trail up is unremarkable, mostly grass covered. Fairly steep grade, but not the steepest -- just a steady work out about a 1/10th of a mile in for the remainder of the trip. Absolutely gorgeous with leaves down as the views are great on the way up. BUT the rocks -- stunning!!
Chelsea H. on Monroe Run Trail
Long moderate hike. Very quiet and peaceful. It was fun crossing the stream so frequently.
We hiked about half the trail starting from the New Germany Trailhead. It was a great hike and really easy, aside from climbing back up to get back to the trailhead. Lots of stream crossings give you a chance to cool off, and very few crowds on the trail. Good place to take your dog for a hike. Only warning is the stinging nettles that line much of the trail once you get down by the water. Luckily you can wash off in one of the the many stream crossings to relieve the itching.