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It's very moderate at the base of the mountain and scenic. The trails are clearly marked and well maintained. it gets very steep and hard. to the point that your knees touch your chest as you climb the steps. Very worth it. Once at the top, it's windy. Be careful not to get blown off the mountain.

Loved this trail, direct and beautiful. Keep going to Maclear's beacon, the true summit! Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

The trail definitely lives up to it’s Hard rating. Beautiful views, wildlife and a strenuous hike

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rocky
2 months ago

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off trail
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Great hike, great views.

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail. It is dog friendly with great views. Go early morning as there is no shade. There are helpful signs where to turn. Some are overgrown with shrubs. If you do the hike anti clocks one can stop at Silwermine waterfall. In winter there is plenty of water. The hike took us over 2 hours.

Very steep. Took us 1h45, no breaks, running every time we could. For people in shape. More hiking than cross country running.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This trail led me to download this app. Missed the turn for the India Venster route because the trail is hidden behind the sign. Continued on the contour trail until found the chain leading up. Hike proceeded to get even harder from there. The last bit I would recommend climbing safety gear for anyone not used to free climbing. While there are adequate foot and handholds, the consequences for missed grip or fatigue are catastrophic. American hikers are used to overblown caution signs usually directed at novices; believe the hype on this one. Great views and amazing that this qualifies as a trail.

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Keep going all the way to the top. Most amazing views. Get a photo of crocodile stone.

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blowdown
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

beginning of this trail put me off. the trail starts off on a busy road and has trash all over the ground and a strong unpleasant smell. it is clear that vagrants have been living there. the trail isn't very well marked and felt very unsafe leaving my car there/ hiking this trail. It is a pity due to the fact that it is a loop and dog-friendly but too dangerous.

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rocky
3 months ago

I would recommend this trail to frequent, somewhat experienced hikers. The hike is dog friendly up until the first waterfall - then it becomes more strenuous, slippery and narrow. Obedient dogs might manage. The hike is mainly wooded and shaded by trees and cliffs up until you reach the top of the mountain. Then it remains exposed. There are a few places on the way down where they have bar and rope assistance, and can be somewhat slippery on misty days. To finish the 8.8km takes a total of 6 hours. Would 100% reccomend for people looking for good excercise and beautiful views.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

We went on a hot day an accidentally started at the cable car. It was very challenging!

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Beautiful trails. Started up Kasteelspoort and ended coming down Corridor Ravine, via tranquility cracks. Corridor can be a bit of a difficult descent for the first 15-20 mins (lots of loose gravel). Nothing hectic, though, and spectacular views to take in.

Beautiful trail! I did this hike with my friend when the sun was already in the sky but on a cooler day. it's a challenging, entirely uphill trail that's pretty busy and most groups we were walking with had to stop along the way. I suggest starting early, and taking plenty of water. We are two mid-20s females and felt safe the entire journey.

Paths are well maintained, navigation is easy to follow. This isn't the hardest trail in the world but you'll feel it. I enjoyed looking at all the caves and rocky areas this trail had. Dogs are allowed and I enjoy that could do a short trail with them. I went on a Saturday afternoon at around 16H00 and did not find it too busy across two groups. The trail is rocky and mostly shade.

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