Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Willoughby State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

nice clean trail,one of the best views of the lake and foliage you'll ever see !

Very nice trail! The end of the trail is much longer than you would expect. You keep getting the sense that you are almost done, but then it just keeps going on. It connects with the old trail near the end. The end of the trail is not difficult, but it is a bit risky with steep rocks to maneuver over, so people who are afraid of heights or ledges won't make it all the way. There are still views they can enjoy without going all the way to Eagle Rock. Gorgeous views all around! One more piece of advice - when traveling there, be sure to go through Barton, not Westmore, as that side of Wheeler Mountain Road is not well kept.

Great hike in an amazing forest. The last 30 minutes to Eagle Rock is quite technical. The views are phenomenal!!

The rock face at the top is breathtaking, photos will never fully capture the majestic feel. The views are spectacular.

Well-groomed, easy-to-find and worth the trek. CCC road not a problem. Scooted right up to trailhead parking in RAV4 with entry point just uphill from there. Fergus, our dog, enjoyed himself. Didn't make it to all the lookouts, but a better hike than Pisgah in our opinion. Will return next summer. Would be stunning in autumn.

For a shorter trail, it sure is strenuous! There are some steep parts to the hike. I hiked up the north trail and down the south trail. If you do this loop, expect to take a right at the bottom of the south trail, walk about a half mile to the road, turn right again and walk about 1.2 miles back to the north trail head. There are 3 lookout points at the top, all with magnificent views. Two of them, as well as the peak, are located on the south trail.

Maybe it was my GPS, but the trail head was hard to find. Once we did find it, the hike was nice. Short enough that the kids had no trouble and the views were pretty.

2 months ago

They have primitive camp available there and it was awesome!!

3 months ago

here is the GPS coordinates for the start of the trail. there's a parking right next to it. The East viewpoint is the nicest one


Was a great little hike, definitely a steep hike, but worth it. If you’re looking for a nice workout/hike and don’t have a lot of time, this is the hike for you.

Was expecting a nice leisure trail with some possible views based on the short distance but I can tell you this trail is no joke. We took the North side and although it is short the incline is pretty steep. Great way to get the heart rate going and doesn’t push you for too long. The view is great as well just be warned it’s not like most summits as there is no real flat ground to sit on and enjoy lunch while looking out, just a small un level rock face.

Love this trail! From the North trail it's a short hike up but a challenging 30 minutes to the summit. Well worth it.

CCC road is right across the way from Mount P parking lot. Not a difficult find like everyone is saying here! Drive up CCC road for a while and it’ll be to your left. There’s a clear sign that marks the trail head. Did all three viewpoints early morning! Worth it. Great for beginners and families. Lots of TOADS! Watch your feets!!!!

I've done this hike tons of times within the past 5 years. They've recently redone the trail and now have a different route, which has thrown me off a little bit due to my familiarity with the old trail but if you figure out the new trail it's fairly easy to follow.

Friday, October 06, 2017

I went today after it rained quite a bit last night, that made coming back down interesting due to the steep grade being slippery. I went up the North trail, down the South and brought Long Pond Rd back to the car. It was well worth it. Breathtaking views, gorgeous day, fall colors! Would definitely do it again!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Solid hike for the time and distance. I hiked it with a 2 year old in a pack, and reached the summit in about 30 minutes (solid pace). The last stretch is quite steep and I saw a few folks pulling off for a rest. Going down (esp with a heavy pack) is slow due to the grade of that section. Overall great view, fun hike :)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Drive along a dirt road for about 8 mins till you arrive at trailhead parking. This wasn't the easiest drive for my Mazda but it was able to do it.
The trails are well marked and groomed well.
The views are wonderful and you have multiple views of varying mountains. I would recommend especially if you are in the area of Stowe.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Decent views from all viewpoints, easy hike.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Never actually made it to the trail. Walked and walked and walked forever on CCC road. Terrible directions and no signs directly towards any trail. Terrible cell phone service and lots of bugs. So remember to map the way before hiking and bring bug spray!!!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Crystal clear water with with sand bottom

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hiked the North Trail up and the South Trail down then took the road back to the car. Relatively easy hike with great views.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ridiculously bad directions. Long long drive up a long long gravel road with no signage. Mt. Pisgah is a better hike all around. To Hor trail:
Drive north on 5a to the mt Pisgah south trail parking lot. CCC road to Mt Hor is opposite the Pisgah parking lot. Go up and up forever in CCC road. Lots of ruts - so be careful if you do not have high suspension.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Nice hike . I would rate it easy until about the last 1/3 of a mile . Some would say that part was moderate .
It is a well maintained trail. The drive up the cc road is about 2 miles before you see the Herbert Hawkes trail sign and the parking area on the right .

Monday, July 31, 2017

This trail was short yet challenging - I did the full loop by going up the North Trail, checking out the views from multiple outlooks, then going down the South Trail and taking Long Pond Road back to my car. It had steep moments but everything was very dense and stable. A very wooded area with thick trees, only opens up at the outlook points. Some of the outlooks are a bit dangerous, so be sure to keep your dogs on their leashes and pay attention to children (there are signs warning this as well). A little muddy but was still early in the season.

Monday, July 31, 2017

My absolute favorite! A really nice hike with a lot of challenges, twists, and turns, but very exciting. I had an old map and description which threw me off a bit (I didn't know it had been redone so I was looking for the wrong things), but the trail itself was very well marked. Some steep rocky areas were a bit scary but definitely doable. Eagle Rock itself was breathtaking. I would love to go back again!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Only one less star for the incredible difficulty finding the trailhead. Definitely further down than any map that shows where it is; I was on CCC Road for quite some time. Parking lot is on the right with the trailhead immediately after. The hike itself was amazing - lots of variety on the trails with rocks, steps, and winding paths, and 3 separate lookouts. The North and East lookouts were incredible. Bring bug spray!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice easy hike...not too strenuous. Great for kids!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Amazing views from East and South lookouts. The trail was being maintained by Northwoods Stewardship Center today when I hiked. Only saw 3 other people on the trail. Lovely hike. In the Summer you can drive up the CC road, parking lot is on the right with the trailhead just past the parking lot on the Right as well. Approx 2 miles.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Haven't done it since being re-done but nice beforehand.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nice view,,, :)

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