Great view in fall. The view is obstructed by trees in the summer. My wife and I hiked to the vista and continued on to do the loop back to the mansion. Had a great 5 mile hike! One negative is that the trails are not well marked. Some areas are and others it is like a guessing game. Been hiking there for 4 years and have told Park personnel that there trails need to be marked better.

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4 months ago

Only 4 of 5 stars due to poor signage in a few spots, but other than that a great hike today. A few spots, I thought, were on the harder side of moderate. Didn't see many animals, but it was 87 degrees so perhaps they were staying in the shade.

Awsome moderate hike

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5 months ago

Awsome trail, for 1 hr

5 months ago

very relaxing hike

7 months ago

awsome trail

lots of trails!!! easy to hard depending on the trails you choose!

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8 months ago

"Kings Gap Loop" trail is not actually a trail, it is a combination of about 7 different trails. If you want to do the actual Kings Gap Loop you will need to bring one of the maps provided for free, because you change trails and come to many intersections while hiking. The trails are poorly marked, but this is not a large issue because the all of the trails are well traveled and easy to follow.
I did enjoy the fact that you can do a custom hike because there are so many trails to choose from, making the hike as long or short or as hard or easy as you want.

Very tough depending which trail you take but it's very worth it in the end. Make sure you bring a lot of water and bug spray. Amazing views

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9 months ago

Awesome trail! Well maintained. I saw exactly zero trash along the trail.

It's not very well marked. It would be easy to get turned around without GPS. The provided maps left something to be desired.

Scenic Vista trail, and Ridge Overlook trail had some great views. The whole hike was beautiful. There was only one short steep section on the path we took.

We saw four Common Five Lined Skinks, a ~3ft black snake, countless Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies, and one very startled Whitetail deer.

Excellent hike. Will definitely go again.

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10 months ago

An old favorite. I've been all over this mountain and still find new things to see.

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10 months ago

Great views. Wish it was better marked.

not worth the trek

Monday, August 08, 2016

loved this trail. Did 8 miles including up to the Manson. beautiful hike thought out can't wait to go back

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Trails are not well marked but the view is nice and the trails were basically empty on the weeknight while I was there.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Medium Easy! Lots of ferns! Nearly all the streams were dried up. July 2016. Some hills but not bad.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Confusing to find which trail is which but fun nonetheless.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

While it was confusing when we started on a yellow trail and ended on a red trail, we enjoyed our adventure! We were lucky to see some great views from a few of the places we were! Definitely one I would do again!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Not a great trail, at all. The drive there is great, but the trail is not marked well, the views aren't great, and the trail is about 20' from the road the entire hike.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This was a decent trail, but it was not marked very well, and the view is limited because of the trees. This is also not a loop trail, so it's 2.5 miles plus the return to the parking area you choose.

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