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Very nice consistent trail with a grand summit.

Really nice hike with a lot to see from a nice waterfall to nice views. Quite a bit more strenuous than I had thought it would be. The first 1.2 miles feels like 3 miles and there is some scrambling up very steep rocks. Was a bit more than I bargained for with a 2 yr old on my back but all in all a very nice hike.

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10 days ago

Trail follows water crisscrossing several times before steep assent to marry up with South Taconic trail.
South Taconic is wide flat fire road all downhill from intersection

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11 days ago

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19 days ago

Fantastic hike!! I have been on a lot of hikes and this one definitely tops as one of my favorite. There is about a quarter of a mile in the beginning that is quite steep but there is also a sign warning you. Was told this place was crawling with large venomous snakes, I never saw even one. Call my crazy but it would have been nice to see one, would have added even more to this trip. No bears either but plenty of Huckleberries and blueberries. Once you get to the waterfall (which unfortunately was pretty well dry), the fun begins. More steep climbs over some very impressive rocks. Then you eventually reach an area which seems to never end. Then there is the one giant rock pile signifying the summit is near. Just a few more minutes and boom, there are the amazing views and a rock pile with a flag letting you know you have reached the top of Brace Mtn. This was a very unique hike, a lot different then any other I have been on. I think that is why I liked it so much! This is a must do if you like a challenge, love climbing rocks similar to Breakneck, like seeing different terrain, feel like your in the middle of no where on an endless trail and then of course the amazing views.

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25 days ago

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

My wife and I found this to be difficult trail, the beginning is very steep rise which definitely made us work. Once you get past the initial climb the trail follows a ridge and is easy (maybe that is why the moderate, an average...) The top peak was awesome and we made that our turning point, great view, we had a nice picnic and hung out there for a while. The parking area at the base can accommodate about 4 cars, with space along the road for more.

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1 month ago

Great trail ! Took me some 2h15! Overall very happy with the choice -- beautiful views at the rock and an overall wonderful experience.

Me and my wife enjoyed the hike. A very constant incline until you get to top.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful view at the top!!

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1 month ago