Beautiful

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27 days ago

If you enter from the Berlin Pond side, the trail forks about 1/3 of the way. Go left and you will end up on the ridge line, which offers a solid but not terribly strenuous hike. As others have noted, there isn't much of a view when there is foliage on the trees (despite there being a "Berlin Pond Overlook"). I've know this part of the trail to be pretty waterlogged (almost impassable) after a heavy rain (but the creek is beautiful at these times). If you go right at the fork, you will be on the Darling Road Trail, which terminates at the Darling Road. This trail goes gently up and then descends more steeply. If you do an out-and-back trip, the return trip will be more difficult than outward trip. There isn't much of a view but a beautiful stretch of birch trees occupy nearly the entire back side of the mountain and play with the light in a striking and mysterious way.

Easy hike. No views, not in summer at least. The route shown above is incomplete. There is a loop that goes over the peak that makes this a bit more substantial. But, again, no views.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice trail! currently open on weekends although chain is left up- parking @ Berlin pond. Being logged m-f

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cool trail! We saw atv's and bikes. A little buggy and over grown but it was a nice hike 4 mi hike to the loop and then coming down by the ridgeline trail.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Loop and Ridgeline trails were unmarked and a bit challenging to follow with multiple forks. Well maintained though, and not too difficult.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Sunday, April 03, 2016