first time ever doing a winter hike. it was well worth the effort for me as a beginner. pretty steep about a 1/2 mile in for the rest of the hike

It was a great hike. It is steep but a great hike. View is amazing.

Beautiful but steep trail. Definitely worth the view at the top

Excellent hike, gets pretty steep a mile in but offers an excellent view from the summit. You can also access the summit from the slightly easier but not as scenic Black Mountain trail.

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Beautiful lookouts all the way up. Great conditioning trail for the serious hiker. Also right in my backyard and the first trail I did on a "real" mountain

Loved it. Great summit view

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Its a very good warm up trail for the summer

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Excellent climb! Wonderful views from the ledges. A bonus was the old Lime Kilns dated back to the 1800's.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Starts out downhill then climbs moderately for 0.7 miles Next 0.7 miles is fairly steep climb up rocks and roots. Not too difficult. Then starts to climb with intermittent steep stretches with easy moderate grades over ledges in between. Many view from short side trails in this stretch. Last section dips down into the woods and climbs to junction with the Black Mtn trail near the summit. The summit is a long stretch of ledges and cliffs with very nice views form the Kinsmans in the North to Moosilaukee, south to Kearsarge, and Sunnapee.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Amazing but extremely steep. Not for beginners lol which I am but I made it all the way up and back barely. Great views along the way up and down, down is slippery here and there on all the pine needles. But worth it.