hiking
13 days ago

There are two areas to park to do this hike (depending on the trail you want to start with); about a half mile from each other. They are labeled but there is no defined parking area at either so you have to be on the lookout for them, and then park on the side of the road. The trails go right through the yards of some properties, but it is clearly labeled where to go to stay on the trail. Overall the hike is very woodsy, not nearly as rocky as others in the area. The trail can be extremely narrow and not well labeled at times and it certainly does not seem to be hiked very often (I saw no one on the trails nor any other cars at the trailhead before or after). There are a few points that offer views, primarily to the west and south, but there are also many trees obstructing full views. The “summit” (the highest point on the trail anyway) offers slight views but is generally unimpressive. I turned this hike into a 9 mile round trip starting on Bickford Trail and then after reaching the summit continued on and took Cabin Trail down. The hike itself was not terribly rigorous. Much of the hike up was fairly flat and, when it wasn’t, there was seldom a challenging elevation gain. I didn’t see any animals more interesting than a fawn, but there was plenty of evidence of moose and bear.