hiking
21 days ago

Easy, with only couple of moderate hills. Some spots are rocky, so mind your ankles. Trails are fine, but the signage leaves a lot to be desired. We have hiked here on a number of occasions and the signage has not improved. The new maps no longer include blaze colors for trail markings. I don't understand this at all. People who hike regularly, especially around here with the AT so accessible, are accustomed to using the colored-blaze system. I am guessing this is a funding issue. I would strongly encourage the Governor and State Legislature to appropriate more funds for the State Park System to facilitate these kinds of necessary improvements in our state park system.

hiking
1 month ago

The view is obstructed by trees, there are better views in the area. Good hike for kids though.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little trail, the whole King's Gap area is good but not for a hiker looking for something more adventurous. More geared toward kids.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Walked our dog through this easy 2.3 mile hike. Loved listening to the stream as we passed through.

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.

hiking
8 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

hiking
8 months ago

Awsome trail, for 1 hr

8 months ago

very relaxing hike

10 months ago

awsome trail

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

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

"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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Great views. Wish it was better marked.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Easy trail for all ages and abilities. Very little elevation change. Gorgeous fern lined stream first 3/4 mile, then starts loop along edge of reforestation effort. This stretch was lined on the right with wild blueberries (July) then loops back towards the stream and ends at the pond. Trail is fairly well marked, just follow Red blazes.

Monday, June 09, 2014

This trail system is great. Lots of different options and everything is clearly marked for easy navigation. Grab a map in visitors center and enjoy the views. The Ridge overlook trail is great. Be sure to walk out back of the mansion to a breath taking view. Loved the mansion garden too.

hiking
Sunday, November 10, 2013

beautiful! Took an easy yellow Kings Hollow trail from the mansion to the steep and beautiful vista .5 mile incline to Ridge Overlook, then continued to follow the yellow blazes to challenging Rock Screen back to the mansion. took maybe 2 hours. We definitely want to go back to check out more trails.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

There are numerous trails here. Trail maps are available in the parking area near the mansion. Best view is from the deck/porch at the behind the mansion.

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