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hiking
18 hours ago

Decent hike. Difficulty is more advanced beginner than moderate. The views were nice and the trail is not very crowded.

the directions to the trail head lead you to giant ledge and panther mt summit not cornell and wottenburg,

The view is amazing

Nice hike, moderately steep some of the way but very easy with switchbacks. No views from the summit, great views from the firetower.

Great hike that I as a plus size woman say is not very moderate as its mostly just a gravel trail, but the incline can be a challenge for some. Even passed folks with strollers! We arrived early around 830am on Sunday and lot was almost full. Coming down passed many folks but to us the more hikers the happier I am because people need to be enjoying our nature! View at top is amazing and old hotel is great to explore. Have an open mind when hiking and be glad to see others out. I could rate higher but I think it wasnt a difficult moderate hike (&I have hiked 46ers too) . View was bit in the clouds but its expected. Glad we drove the 2hrs down to do it.

hiking
2 days ago

Easily one of our favorites. Steep incline for the first mile but not hand over foot steep. Expected it to be worse than it was, I’d liken it to a staircase just without the stairs. The views are awesome from the two outlooks we saw. Didn’t make the actual summit because of plans to attend Oktoberfest at hunter mountain but after the first 1.2 miles or so it levels off and the rest of the hike to the summit seemed like a gradual, almost flat, climb through some beautiful forest. Planning to summit next time.

The trail isn’t hard mostly a graveled wife path to the top, it is a pretty steady incline but most people could make it with no problems. The path was heavily crowded. PARKING IS A NIGHTMARE. Do not park anywhere other then the park lots or you WILL get ticketed. Other then that the views and the fire tower are cool and the abandoned hotel was awesome but with so many people it’s definitely harder to enjoy.

It was a great hike on a beautiful day!!

Quick hike. Tower is closed for the season. I had no views since there were a lot of low clouds. Trail is well marked and will be back.