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Fun trail! Gradual climb to the top of the mountain the view from the top was rocky, but it had a nice view. Trail was very muddy in places, but it was easy enough to get though. Very well marked. Highly recommend.

My experience was probably made worse by it raining 4 times on me, just to be fair. It was memorial day weekend, but if it hadn't been, you probably wouldn't see anyone else on the trail. When you get to the main intersection about .4 miles in, if you take the North branch, it is an old logging road and is a fantastic walk. The return back, which is the trail straight forward is narrow, overgrown, easy to lose your bearings, and extremely muddy. I would reccomend taking the North side and just doing it as an out and back instead of the loop. There are no vistas at all, but river / creek is very pretty.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
over grown
5 months ago

Very pretty trail, hiking out along the creek made for light packs a pleasant scenery. There were many many overgrown spots and many many blown down trees, some large enough to require significant detours. I would highly recommend a GPS or excellent orienteering skills on this trail. It was also pretty muddy, so skip the trail runners and bring good boots.

backpacking
muddy
over grown
snow
8 months ago

There is a lot of down trees and crossing the creek in spots was really difficult. I was happy that it was below freezing or it would have been a lot muddier. It was nice and secluded.

hiking
Fri Oct 12 2018

Trail was pretty easy but was not maintained well. Lots of fallen trees, bad erosion and poorly marked. When interesting with the tumbling rock trail I’m pretty sure the trail marker was taken out by a fallen tree. Not bad, not great.

A pleasant, easy walk but parts of the trail is full of large rocks since it was a bed for a stream. Nice views of the water and the forest.

some of my favorite hikes in the mon nat'l forest include the middle fork trail. it has several areas to set up camp along or not to far off the trail, the big beachy falls is awesome and hells for certain is very cool as well it offers a waterfall as well, the only kicker is you have to Wade through water to get to camp. but it's way worth it. happy hiking.- scout

hiking
Thu May 04 2017

Nice and quiet. 3 - 4 miles west of the Scenic Highway on a still day on the ridge trail and all you hear is the faintest hint of Williams and Cranberry as a backdrop to the critters....in between jets of course.

hiking
Mon Oct 10 2016

I loved this trail. I hope we can come back and do it all.

hiking
Mon Oct 10 2016

Nice trail but we got a late start and did not do it all. The trail was in fairly good shape, although there was some blowdown.

backpacking
Fri Jun 24 2016

Awesome trail. The northern end near the Cranberry campground was in great shape last time I was there, July of 2015. This can be a backbone for a lot of great loops.

hiking
Sun May 24 2015

I didn't do the full 16 miles due to getting a later start. Their were lots of trees down and a little narrow in some places. The signs for the trail and barely readable and due to that I did get lost once. Not my favorite, not my least favorite.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
Fri Oct 12 2018

hiking
Wed May 30 2018