The trail was rocks under your feet thru lots of woods uphill to an overlook. Then you see the fire tower. There is some downhill rock scramble and back to rocky path walking . It was a bit dull.

Did this loop for the 4th of July, the begining was very buggy, slippery and humid. We started early, maybe around 730AM. Could have been because it rained it rained yesterday, either way rocks were slippery when wet so be careful! Tons of salamanders on the trail too until you start ascending. Tower trail was a bit muddy and rocky but overall not too bad. Once you start ascending and the trail becomes dryer it was definitely more fun! The rock scrambles at the top were fun too and the reward is a great view!

The route that is saved with this trail on All Trails must have been hand drawn as opposed to recorded. The actual distance following the blazes was more like 6.2 miles and there were several times I got the 'Off Trail' message although I was following right along. The 'Stoney' in the trail name hits the nail on the head. Lots of rocks to stop on and around while navigating this route. I willl post a trail suggestion to look at my recording to relplace the one associated

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bugs
scramble
2 days ago

So this app lies it claims it’s only around a 1900ft elevation gain its really more like 5,100! It was the hardest trail I’ve done because of the elevation gains.

Long trail with I’ve 5,000 feet of elevation gain.

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bugs
rocky
10 days ago

Good trail in general. I started from light blue to white(which is AT) and then brown, which is a clockwise hike. First 1/3 and last 1/3 were flat and easy, just quite rocky. After you pass a paved driving road, then it’s where elevation started. The view is nice. For an experienced hiker, I would say this trail is easy to moderate level. Also parking was supper easy on Friday. Barely see any one on the trail.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

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rocky
16 days ago

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rocky
scramble
16 days ago

We thought this was a great hike - hiking time was just about 4 hours (9 miles). We followed the Blue Mountain Trail (light blue) --> AT --> brown trail; there were trail maps at the trail head that were additive to the All Trails map. The forest varied during the hike and in general was moderate -- there were some areas of slippery, moss covered stones, small brooks to cross. One hard section was after 4 miles on the ascent, scrambling over large boulders. The view at the top from the lookout was absolutely worth the walk. Overall, we saw less than 20 people on our hike, a few families at the Pavilion and a quartet of AT thru-hikers. We would definitely do this hike again & highly recommend!

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off trail
over grown
rocky
23 days ago

One of the best hikes I’ve gone on recently. Was glad to get on the AT for a bit too. Views at the pavilion were gorgeous as there was almost no clouds in the sky. Definitely going to do this trail again!

Beautiful scenic outlook and very peaceful hike and not that challenging. Would totally recommend.

hiking
29 days ago

We hiked it counter clockwise which changes the dynamic quite a bit. If you do it like us, you will start with a gradual and easy hike for the first few miles followed by ascent to AT which is also quite gradual. Once you get to AT there are a few spots with the view including the one by the Fire Tower. From that point down it’s a rocky path which starts of as a very steep decent but becomes more gradual shortly. At the bottom of the Green trail , you can make a quick detour to a small lake, which had a few groups picnicking. From there it’s a nice and short stroll along a creek back to the parking lot. If you do it the clock wise way, I’d imagine that the climb to the Tower could be pretty challenging. We arrived there at 8:30 and were the first car to park. This combined with hiking against the flow gave the whole trail to ourselves all the way to the AT. So it is a pretty good option for people not willing to encounter a ton of others. Overall a decent and relaxing long hike lacking a little bit in number of lookouts and intensity of exercise with the exception of the Green portion.

GREAT hike for a family—we went with a four, six, and nine year old. Great view up and around the tower.

Nice trail with a few places to scramble over rocks. Can venture slightly off trail to go near pretty lake. Good time!

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flooded
muddy
rocky
30 days ago

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