DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,217 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail in fall. i take away one star for summer, when there would be no scenic views, and bugs are likely a problem. I started from Victoria Trail parking lot on route 325. I picked up Whitetail Trail at intersection near the peak and took Whitetail down to Ibberson main entrance, then pick up Victoria Trail again to make it a lollipop loop. a little over 5 miles.

the most challenging sections are the inclines near the peak. Many of the inclines consist of rock steps rocks 1 to 2 ft wide. on the day I went rock traction was excellent but I would watch out if the Rocks were wet. I did have some slippage on areas with loose and or wet Leaf bed on trail. I recommend trekking poles and appropriate shoe traction (no sneakers).

During fall you can see Charming Village through the trees on the north side, but trees would obscure view during summer.