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Less traveled than the other trails at Mount Major. Steep in areas and very few bugs! Awesome views at the top!

Quite steep. Would recommend to wear hiking shoes to protect your ankles - my husband managed to sprain his ankle.. Trail is quite busy on the weekend but views are amazing!

We did the blue up (Mt Major trail) and orange (Boulder loop) down, which based on this map, looks like combined they make up the southern loop. I would rate it more as moderate but it is pretty steep and washed out at some points. According to the trail maps at Mount Major it is actually 3.1 miles. The view is gorgeous and worth it! We brought our dog and loved it :)

Really fun short hike. Heavy traffic on weekends so beware. There were over 100 people up at the top on Memorial Day weekend. The summit offers some really beautiful views since it's pretty bare.

Took the blue trail, defiantly not easy anymore and I love to hike. Mostly washed out, with steep inclines straight up rocks. Definitely worth the trip however. Super buggy bring repellant for sure.

This is definitely not an easy trail as stated before! More moderate for sure. Several areas where you have to cross streams, a few washed out scrambling areas, a much longer stretch of steeper climbing than a regular easy trail, and sections of rock slabs with slippery gravel far surpass the easy category. Definitely wear proper shoes and a hiking pole in some spots might help. Not a leisurely stroll with rolling hills! It's well worth the hike for the fantastic summit and view, so I highly recommend!

great views, good length of an afternoon hike. sadly, the trail is not in a good shape, lots of washed out roots and stones scattered on the trail. expect to cross a couple of creeks and climb up some muddy slabs. because of the trail conditions the hike should be reclassified as moderate.