Awesome trail well marked! Started outside the rangers office and headed towards Artist Rock, about 40 minutes into the hike saw a black bear! Great memories were made!

Terrific! Did loop counter clockwise, which I highly recommend. Fun climb with views and a very pleasant descent through the forest with a couple waterfalls. Had to park at different trailhead bc of closures which brought our total to 6.8 miles.

What a beautiful fun trail!! We have wanted to do this one for a while. The lots were all closed but today we were able to park close enough and walk in to the trail head. It added maybe 1.5 miles to hike. The views today were beautiful! We were lucky and just about had the mountains to ourselves. We passed two small groups all day. I highly recommend this hike!!

So many beautiful views, while the parking lot down by the campgrounds is closed the lot at south lake gets you close enough. It adds about 2 miles round trip but the hike is worth it so all in all the loop runs 9 miles.

A beautiful loop trail with varied terrain and features, including a panoramic vista at the North Point summit and amphitheater views at Newman’s Ledge and Artist’s Rock. At times, the trail transitions were tricky to follow. We started at Mary’s Glen on the yellow blazes, then caught the red blaze trail up above Angel Falls and finally the blue blazes to the summit and down again toward the ledge. Weather was cool for late May and bugs were scarce. With the parking lot closures we had extra walking to/from the trail, but well worth it. Great hiking!

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I did this trail this past Sunday and it was one hell of a ride. It took my friend and I 18 hours total and was closer to 24 miles unlike stated in the app. Not only was it hot and humid out, but the limited shade at times did not help the constant upward scramble. Plateau and west kill were by far the worst. Plateau provides a constant steep almost completely vertical elevation gain to conqueror prior to getting to the top with no rest whatsoever. That took all of our energy and the worst part was that after descending it brought us to the campground which was only halfway ~10 miles in. We got there around 4 pm took a break and continued on. Tackling WestKill only got bad because of the false summit (not one, but two peaks) you must conquer and as someone else mentioned getting off WestKill is an absolute nightmare. It’s only 4 miles, but full of jagged loose rocks and scramble the whole way down causing one to easily trip in the dark which is why it took 4 hours to descend. Additionally, there were no summit markers and little summit views. My recommendations? Leave early so you have daylight once completing this trip, stash a cooler as we did near the campground you will need lots of water and Gatorade, try to keep a good mindset, and know you’re in the long haul that day.

Epic Hike! First time I have hiked Slide Mountain and it was worth all the hype. We did the 3 peak in and out from the trailhead at Woodland Valley (all in about 15 miles). Tons of climbing, rock scrambles, and also heavy patches of thick forest with moss, birch, and pine trees that made it feel enchanted at times. The views from Wittenberg were breathtaking and Sunday was crystal clear! Of course we had to do the Cornell crack as you can’t skip that fun part! There was an amazing spring near the top of Slide that was like a treat from the heavens once we reached it. The hike is rated difficult for a reason and not for everyone but is totally worth the pain and soreness. The trail wasn’t that crowded and we met a bunch of hikers and campers along the way just enjoying life and the outdoors! Perfect day no doubt!

The parking lot is still closed so be prepared to have an extended walk. We took Mary’s Glen over to Newman’s Glen, and then made our way down Sunset Trail and Artist’s Point. The entire hike was great! Views galore and very quiet (although it is a week day). We brought our dog who was fine but we did have to carry her in some spots because there was no way for her to make her way down. Definitely a worthwhile hike.

Great hiking today, perfect cool weather in the shade to keep you comfortable throughout the entire hike. Get here early, parking lot was almost full by 8:00. Black flies are out in full force, but don’t get discouraged in the parking lot since there aren’t as many on the trail, and aren’t bothersome at all if you keep moving. Given that you can only park near the kiosk at the very entrance, we hiked northeast on a muddy yellow blazed trail, made it up to North Point, and took this trail south, catching Newman’s and Artist Rock, then coming back to parking lot along the north shore of the lakes, making for about a 7-8 mile, very enjoyable day hike.

Great trail and beautiful overlooks! It’s heavily wooded and rocky most of the way so watch your step. Muddy in spots but you could easily get around it. Lots of bugs.

It was a calm hike and wonderful views. A lot of bugs which was a bit annoying. It was rocky. Great hike for our dog. Overall, very enjoyable hike. WATCH FOR SNAKES AND CHIPMUNKS!!!

Epic Hike! First time I have hiked Slide Mountain and it was worth all the hype. We did the 3 peak in and out from the trailhead at Woodland Valley (all in about 15 miles). Tons of climbing, rock scrambles, and also heavy patches of thick forest with moss, birch, and pine trees that made it feel enchanted at times. The views from Wittenberg were breathtaking and Sunday was crystal clear! Of course we had to do the Cornell crack as you can’t skip that fun part! There was an amazing spring near the top of Slide that was like a treat from the heavens once we reached it. The hike is rated difficult for a reason and not for everyone but is totally worth the pain and soreness. The trail wasn’t that crowded and we met a bunch of hikers and campers along the way just enjoying life and the outdoors! Perfect day no doubt!

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