hiking
14 hours ago

Was looking for a hike that was difficult, but not OMG are you kidding difficult. Mailbox was the perfect fit.
Long (more like 11 miles rt), but not too long. Steep, but not insanely so. Trail in really good shape. Took about 4 and a half hours round trip.
Btw, major props to those who worked so obviously hard making a trail through the rocks near the summit. It turned what could have been something daunting into a much easier hike. Thank you for your work.

on Mailbox Peak Trail

hiking
3 days ago

We loved this hike! The first 3.5 miles were gradual and beautiful through the woods. Once you reach the opening, the terrain becomes steeper and and rockier. This is more challenging part. Even with all the smoke, the visibility was good. You are hiking the last mile in the sun, so being water, sun screen and snacks. It took up 3.5 hours up and 2.5 down. The best part... NO BUGS! YIPPIEEEE!

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

One of the most challenging hikes I've ever done. We took the new trail up and the old one on the way down... big mistake! Don't take the old trail down! Views at the top were amazing. I'd definitely do this hike again!

hiking
16 days ago

Challenging but nice view once at the peak. If doing the hike on the weekend, I suggest you get there no later than 7:00 AM. It's a very popular hike and the peak gets pretty crowded (hard to find a spot to sit, relax, and eat your snack).

chose to take new trail up and back. beautifully shaded until the exposed rocks and grueling last 1/2 mile. the view at the top was stunning and worth the climb. be prepared with plenty of water and food to fuel yourself for a long uphill trek. met some ladies who chose the old trail up and got lost. clocked the hike longer than WTA says, but fitness trackers are not a perfect science

hiking
16 days ago