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Nice easy, flat, short scenic trail. Beautiful views of the Tiaga forest, but bring your mosquito repellant. This area rather wet so mosquitos are everywhere.

trail running
1 day ago

This is a super easy trail with some slight hills. Most of the trail is on a gravel road and is easy on the joints. In the spring, there is a lot of ground water beneath the gravel so it feels like you’re running on a waterbed. You will pass Smith Lake which has some spectacular views as well as the “T” field (experimental tree field). Be on the look out for the Satellite position marker in the middle of the field. It’s quite a site to see.

One last thing, be sure to bring your mosquito repellant. The mosquitos can be quite annoying if you don’t.

trail running
1 day ago

I run these trails all summer, and this is a nice trail for a short run. The trails are well maintained and have a wood-chip base. The sections of this trail that are close to the lake are rather wet, and you will get your feet wet if you’re not paying attention.

great hike , a lot snow , some parts icy but I general great hike and the view amazing!!

Trail was iced over. Made for a slippery walk. Should have brought my micro spikes

Nice short hike. Had to climb over a lot of boulders for the last 500 yards or so to get to the bottom of the glacier, but the ice caves were amazing!!!

It’s a nice trail..tons of berries and gorgeous landscape

trail running
4 days ago

Easy hike. Experienced rain, hail and snow in a matter of minutes while hiking. It was a breeze for a 4 year old. The river is beautiful frozen.

10 days ago

Astounding views

Busy winter trail with many fat tire bikers. First few miles are easy, but the last mile to Near Point Peak is hard. Overall great hike, great views, and great workout.

Busy trail. Mostly flat. Good views.

Awesome!! Ice caves were beautiful !!!!! Take head lamps to really explore the caves!! Going back!!

I backpacked this trail over a decade ago and it still remains one of my favorites because of how ecologically diverse the trail is and how scenic and historic. It checked all of the boxes! The golden staircase climb is still a vivid memory. Lots of bears which was very intimidating but very responsible campers in my experience that understood bear safety and had good backcountry decision making skills and etiquette.