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8 days ago

What a great hike. Took my dog and had a lovely afternoon

Great hike, worth every step and rock to walk over...apparently my recording had me dropping off a cliff and back..took roughly 5 hours at a moderate pace with stopping at both Pulpit and Pinnacle...definitely need to do the 8.9 mile loop.

Awesome hike but our loop was only 8.4 miles. Incredible views and a good workout on the AT Check out my full write up which includes directions and other things to look out for.

17 days ago

The first portion of this hike sort of bored me. It was technical hiking through the woods with no main points of interest for several miles. The overlooks were beautiful however, and like other reviewers said, crowded. I enjoyed the blue trail coming back which surprised me with a gorgeous stream and mossy banks. My hike came to around 9.5 miles but I explored a bit here and there. This hike is rated difficult for elevation gains, significantly rock trail beds, and length. For an easier route, take the blue trail up to the AT and view the overlooks and then come back down the blue trail. The most difficult part of the trail is the ascent on the AT.

18 days ago

I would rate this as "HARD", because it is such a long hike and you just feel like you're climbing endlessly. However, the final lookout point was absolutely beautiful. My best advice is to bring plenty of water. If you think you've brought enough...bring one more bottle. Unfortunately we did not prepare well for this hike and everyone in our group was severely dehydrated at the end. And go when the weather is cooler.