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Corey Greeneltch reviewed Little Schloss Trail
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empty trail today. perfect weather.

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Madison Conner reviewed Hogpen Lake via FDR 230
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Easy walk about 6.5ish miles up and back. The lake is beautiful. Very secluded and relaxing!

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Thane Russo reviewed Little Schloss Trail
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Very easy trail. Well blazed. A few small trees down from the last wind storm but easily passable. Few bits of steeper incline but not very strenuous or long of a trail. Views make this trip worth it. Beautiful at every angle. Short rock scramble is very easy for most levels of hikers. if you do not plan in doing the short scramble at the top. Do not do this hike. Nothing to see along the way.

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Jessica Parry reviewed Little Schloss Trail
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The rock scramble was a ton of fun. My 5 year old loved it.

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Robert O'Connor reviewed Strickler Knob and Duncan Knob Loop
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Brad Clark reviewed Orkney Springs Trail
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Hiking

This trail is 100% loose rock; wear appropriate footwear to protect your feet and ankles from turning. Especially hazardous in the fall when leaf cover on the ground hides the rocks. The three small creek crossings were fairly easily navigable. The pipeline clearing offers a unique view of the underground gas pipeline's path for miles across adjacent mountains.

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Tatiana Kasyanik reviewed Strickler Knob and Duncan Knob Loop
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HikingGreat!

Loved the views... fairly hard hike, however, my Wife did it with our 1 year old strapped to her chest.

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Hiking

Nice climb, definitely a work out. Didnt make it to the summit due to day light running out but would do this hike again!

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On a cool breezy November day it was a fairly moderate hike. I could see it be very different if it were warmer. I really enjoyed the hike up and back down.

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Backpacking

Pretty punishing as the incline does not relent for most of the climb. Lovely stream about 1.3 mi in where you can see salamanders and refill water. Many places to sit along the way for a rest, especially at the vistas. Camping area near the summit but it is very very windy and I couldn’t sleep a wink. I went mid- week in the evening and only saw a couple thru-hikers.

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Wet and leafy

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I'm in average shape for a 60 yr old.It pushed me to my physical limits. I always wanted to see if I could climb it. I did but never again. The overlook at the top is awesome.

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Jay Gruber reviewed Orkney Springs Trail
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Went on a Friday morning and did not see and other person. The first part is flat and then. steady grade uphill. When you get the the gas line pay atrention or you'll miss the continuation of the trail. I hiked after. heavy rain and the trail was still in good shape. The purple trail blazes helped.

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HikingMuddyRocky

We did the circuit in 1 day and went counter-clockwise. It was tough but doable, and we completed the loop in 7 hours. This would be a 4-star trail if you take it clockwise instead, for the following reasons. While this trail would be difficult in any direction, the inclines are steeper (albeit slightly shorter) when going counter-clockwise. That alone is enough reason to take it clockwise, as the incline of the first solid 6 miles were pretty unforgiving otherwise. The primary vista is from the summit of Three Ridges, which if you're approaching counter-clockwise is about 6-7 miles in. Afterward, going in this direction, the trail is scenic but there's not much in the way of additional overlooks, so you're trudging for 7-8 miles without much reward. If I had known this, I would have lingered more at the summit and at the multiple smaller vistas south of the summit instead of moving on and expecting to see more. The Mau-Har trail is definitely lovely, and would be nicer to approach from the south (i.e., taking the trail clockwise) so that the waterfall progression is in your line of sight as you hike upward. Otherwise, you only get a good view if you continually look backward (not recommended given how rocky the footing is on this trail). We camped at the AT trailhead at 56, which had a handful of nice campsites that are very popular with car-camping families. The ground there is packed tight and pretty hard sleeping, so be sure to bring a mat if that's your plan. There are several other camping options throughout the circuit if you are backpacking, though I'll note the ground looked rocky throughout so hammock camping might be your best bet, especially higher up the mountain.

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Jason Hackett reviewed Little Schloss Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hit this trail during high time for fall seasonal color. It was quite spectacular. Lower parts of the trail offer interesting remnants from a burnt forest, which left a more sparse primary canopy, and a thriving secondary canopy of new growth. The rock scramble at the final ascent was pretty steep, but our 7 and 10 year olds handled it with relative ease going both up and down. Great views at the top!!!

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Great trail

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Mark Swift reviewed Orkney Springs Trail
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Parking is a premium at trail head. Follow the purple paint on trees to reach trailhead and continue up trail (no other identifying signs in parking area). The first mile or so is smaller inclines and declines and then it kicks up steadily once you reach the fire road. You'll reach the gas line opening around 2 miles. This has the best view, though the trail continues another half mile or so and tops out around 2,900 ft of elevation. Trail markers merge with orange painted trail at that point in the middle of the woods. there are a few small stream crossings but they were easily passable for us. Just be prepared if it's been raining.

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HikingGreat!

Went at 12:30 on a Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t too busy I wouldn’t consider it heavily trafficked by any means. There were a lot of cars in the parking but rarely saw a person on the trail. It was a pretty intense climb at least for me coming off any injury. The descend was a little challenging with the leaves. It was a nice hike though. I would do it again! 

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Christine O'Neill reviewed Little Schloss Trail
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Bird Watching

Beautiful, a little rugged but views were outstanding. Rock outcropping took a little skill.

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HikingRocky

Very beautiful trail! However dogs may find it difficult. I turned back with my older guy because he pulled a muscle going over on the rocks. He hikes with me all the time, but this terrain is better with hands. Much of Mau-Har is large, slippery rocks almost like a rock scramble in places. Expect your four legged friend to need to leap up large rocks with tricky footing over 4' tall. Easy for those with hands who like a challenging ascent, but not necessarily for paws. I was lucky to find some kind strangers to help me carry him back 4 miles down some tricky terrain. Beautiful campsites though, and I will go back and let the pup sit it out next time!

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david Machado reviewed Little Schloss Trail
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Backpacking

Overnight trip from forest road lot hitting Strickler Knob, Duncan Knob (sleep here), Jawbone Knob, and an awesome view west from Massanuten Trail. Come back to the car on the forest road after you descend the west ridge to shave off some miles. Plenty of water available at every low point on the route. Really pleased with this loop. Bear sighting on Jawbone Gap Trail.

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