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Theresa Spadola reviewed Parker Loop High Point Trail
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HikingBugsRocky

Lots of rocks and inclines. A few great views along the way.

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Hiking

Great hike to do for sunrise!

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HikingRockyScramble

Really fun! The beginning blue dot trail is very steep and rocky, with some fun climbing sections. The rest of the trail goes between rocky and smooth walking, with some beautiful overlooks and a lake.

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HikingBugsScramble

I did this on a 90 degree day, and the first bit to the AT was intense! It was generally a nice hike after that, did not come across a single person. The lake is beautiful, keep your eye out for a small trail that goes almost to the shore. Could see bald eagles landing in a tree on the other side of the shore. I saw four bear, including a momma with her two cubs. Luckily I did not surprise them as I had been clapping frequently. Little too much for me, I would love to do this hike at the end of the season, or when the bears are asleep!

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HikingRockyScramble
First to Review

Awesome trail but can get a little difficult at times! Be prepared for rocks and inclines

Doing a section hike. Taking a Jersey AT hike

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Adi Vaxman reviewed Sawmill Lake Trail
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HikingMuddy

This was an absolutely gorgeous trail, not too long and real easy with kids and dogs. Beautiful Sunday afternoon - we only saw very few people - lots of campground areas with tables and grills and amazing views of the lake. We even spotted a beaver dam!

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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

Getting to this hike, the campground is closed but you can park in a lot near Sawmill pond and walk from there. It adds about 0.8-1 mi to the hike, along flat ground around the lake. This is a very well marked hike with a mix of terrains, and views. There’s a rocky and steep start with a scramble near the peak, and then along the ridge for half the loop and more of a grassy valley for the other half. It was a little muddy in a couple sections,

Daniel Claff reviewed Parker Loop High Point Trail
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Hiking

What a great hike! We saw the gamut of wildlife including newts, deer, a bald eagle, and even a black bear. We went counterclockwise and did have some trouble finding the trail near the sawmill campground- ended up bushwacking up to the road. Despite two maps saying otherwise, I think the green trail is on the 'other' side of the river from where we were. Also, alltrails clocked in at 14.3, which seems disproportionately greater than the 11.8 cited on the original map. Still easily worth all the pain.

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Ashley Morgan reviewed Parker Loop High Point Trail
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Hiking

Second time doing this trail! I would absolutely recommend doing the same! The first two miles (coming in from the road) are a bit dry as there’s not a lot of scenery aside from trees and leaves, but then you hit the river and you have a full mile of on the water scenery that you walk parallel with. It is truly stunning and a beautiful cool down as you’re hiking! Then you pass some old farm scenery before hitting the next crossroads at mile 4! Gorgeous day!

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Ashley Morgan reviewed Parker Loop High Point Trail
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HikingFloodedMuddyOff trailRocky

Not much scenery in the beginning. The river just off the first blue dot trail was beautiful though. Cold and damp conditions. Be cautious of the mud and puddles.

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Hiking

Great hike for sure. Very rocky so wear good shoes/boots. Sights were great. No mud and not many bugs. A few spider webs here and there but it’s nature. A good rock wall to climb. Not super difficult and made it fun. Trails were clearly marked and made it easy to Follow. Will def be doing again.

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Hiking

Fun/rocky with some nice views as you get closer to the actual High Point park area. A couple of the views are along edge of the exposed rocky side of mountain looking north shortly after passing the trail to Rutherford Shelter. There is also a large observation deck that provides nice view of the monument from a distance. It isn't highlighted as part of this specific trail, but would definitely recommend taking the brief side hike up the Monument/Shawnagunk Trail to the monument for the best view. I was expecting the trail to become rather boring after descending High Point, but actually has good amount of variation in the path/scenery. Lots of field crossings and several long stretches walking along wood planks without any major elevation changes.

We did this hike today. It was fabulous!! I will tell you that the first .5 miles after you park at the trail head is uphill with 1/2 of that more bouldering and hard climbing . Once you get up there if you want to do the 8 mile hike you will be following white painted slash marks on the trees and then you will be following the red dot trail around. It is extremely helpful to have the map downloaded and use that to find your location. Lots of rocks and boulders on these trails but beautiful. We did not see any bears but my husband talks the whole time so I'm sure he scared them off. Have fun!

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