hiking
21 days ago

first I would like to say that the trail should be moderate to hard...not easy...me and my son got a work out...the top had picnic tables for a nice cool break...the tower however wasn't accessable.... millions of wasps surrounded it...no joke...so many wasps...next year we will go earlier in season in hopes no wasps...but there was a couple trails off to sides if you make it up!!

hiking
25 days ago

The Libby Rd Trail is a steep, but not too difficult route up. It passed through areas of microburst damage before entering a boreal forest. At the summit I attempted to climb the firetower, but I was only able to make it halfway up before there were too many wasps to continue. They were on every surface of the tower, including the stairs and railings. Unfortunately that meant I was not able to enjoy a good view. The descent on the Dearborn Trail was also very steep, but more enjoyable than the Libby Rd Trail because of it being a footpath and it passed through some interesting forest.

trail running
28 days ago

Old Fire Route - narrow rocky road all the way up. No views until the Firetower lookout which has 360 view from the top - hit head climbing up steep steps. Lots of wasps at the watchtower. Pretty steep for a trail run, but the footing was pretty good. Section over to Hanson Top adds on another 0.8 total - single track and relatively flat. Nice lookout to the southeast from Hanson Top.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

I DID LOOP FROM Hobbs rd. about 4 mi. loop. At the end of Hobbs rd. small parking lot. Dearborn ( yellow ) trail. This is the way to climb to the tower.

Hard, but loved it!

Boring hike up ATV trail, no views on the way up. The fire tower is cool though but you have to go to Hanson top for a summit view and will add on .8 miles to the hike. Ok outing for a Friday night for a short hike, also would rate on the easy-moderate side

This was far from a hard trail, actually a horrible hike up without any views. Trail was basically a old dirt road. The fire tower was cool and two picnic tables made a great spot for lunch. Many trails not in alltrails. Hanson top had the best views but wasn't on the map.

Hiked Dearborn trail up and down. Not clearly identified in terms of how to find it. Nice heart rate activator. Fun. Now going to the lake to relax.

hiking
4 months ago

this is a great scenic trail. recommend to everyone looking for a easy to moderate hike with great views

Except for a bit of postholing thru snow, the Libbey trail was not hard. It's a great scenic trail up to the lookout trail. Tried to do the Dearborn loop down but too much snow made the trail hard to find.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Up Green Mountain Climb and down Dearborn. Parked at the Dearborn trailhead and had to walk a mile or so on gravel roads to get to the Green Mountain climb trailhead. The trail Is basically a wise gravel road with loose rocks on it, not a wooded narrow trail. Some areas long steep climbs. I wouldn't call it hard although it is steep in areas but it is wide open and gravel. Good 360 views from the fire tower at the top. Took Dearborn down and it was a more enjoyable narrow trail through the woods. Would take Dearborn up next time.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Nice trail. It was steep, but I would not rate it as hard (moderate if you are in shape). It is poorly marked and we had to be conscious of where we were relative to where we came from. We used this app to track ourselves. The view from the fire tower is beautiful!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

So....it was not EASY. Finding the trail was a bit confusing as maps brought you to a treatment center. The trail begins with logging road and lots of debris. Eventually it was very well marked. Compared to trails up Mt Washington it was steeper with less rocks.
I would say Moderate or Moderate to difficult. It was a peaceful hike. The views from the tower were awesome but some trees were barriers to some views.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Tough to find initially, but then easy enough to follow. Definately steep and a good workout!

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Great hike a little on the difficult side, but beautiful views from the fire tower!!!!