DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

1 month ago

I would definitely recommend taking the Caribou Trail up and looping to take the Mud Brook Trail down. The Caribou Trail was a gradual climb with a few stream cross points especially where the bridge is washed out, but with careful footing it’s manageable. Once to the summit you’ll enjoy gorgeous 360 views. The tricky part is finding the Mud Brook Trail. There are very warn and sparse yellow blazes and arrows and at points it doesn’t seem like a trail at all. Without the help of a fellow hiker who had been up there several times I’d still be there! Once you’re on the Mud Brook Trail it’s steep and ledgey so, again, careful footing. Overall very enjoyable hike! I went during peak foliage and it was breathtaking...and chilly! Bring layers.