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10 days ago

Fun hike that feels very rugged - unfortunately the summit is pretty lame and requires an observation tower

On the easy end of moderate. Enjoyable, but the summit is pretty disappointing with the metal towers. The overlook was a better view, but fairly small. The waterfalls are very nice though, there are a few, and today the water crossings were manageable. Trail is well marked.

Incredible hike, this trail was so scenic the whole way with several waterfalls and streams, interesting boulders and rock formations and gnarly old trees straight out of a novel. There's stunning moss beds everywhere, we saw some pileated woodpeckers, lady slippers and various fungi. The overlooks (Gus and West Summit) offer great views, a can't miss! The summit itself is a little underwhelming with tv station towers and what-not plus limited views. But the observation tower is pretty cool. My favorite part was Cascade Falls, it's worth a look down over the edge but be careful!! Moderate is a fair rating for this trail, many parts are steep with rocks and roots but there are many places for rests that level out. Well marked and maintained!

26 days ago

The beginning of the trail is filled with beautiful views and babbling brooks; then everything becomes shrouded with trees. Gus's outlook is definitely worth the climb and slight detour, as is the scenic vista near the summit. Climbing the fire tower at the top will give you a spectacular view of the surrounding area, but it was super packed with people. Still worth the trip and I'd do it again!

Very nice hike. West peak view had many hawks gliding. Had lunch there. Waterfall was also very nice as was Gus's view.

Great hike! Perfect day! Fantastic views. Everyone friendly!

Nice trail and pretty view from the observation tower. It took us 5hrs to hike to the top and back to parking lot. We did rest at Gus' lookout and had our snacks enjoying the view. Lookout was awesome. Our lab had a good time hiking and dipping in the water on the way.

scenic and good elevation..

Awesome trail! defiantly a work out but worth it for the views and the waterfalls. I highly recommend this one for a day hike if you wanna make it all the way to the peak.

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2 months ago

Pretty trails, waterfalls - nice hike. Trails are fairly steep - but no scrambling up rocks. Its a workout!

April 23, 2017, summit was ice covered. I settled for West Peak and Gus's Overlook - very nice. I'll summit next time!

Well marked trail with lots of water for my dog. We did this on a nice (upper 60s) spring day in late April. There was still icy patches at the top and it was cold enough to see our breath. But it was a nice hike that left me aching all over since I'm out of shape.