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Jo, my wife and I had been hiking that trail twice. We love that challenges to hard hiking and climbing too. Our golden retriever, Dusty enjoyed to hike with us. That Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont with a summit that peaks at 4,395 feet (1,340 m) above sea level. This trips were our best memories.

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muddy
snow
18 hours ago

Great weather this time of year.

Cool trail to check out if you're in the Pasadena area! This is a pretty hot afternoon hike. It's a mostly gradual but steady incline, narrow (1-2 person width) dirt path that's well paved, mostly smooth, very dry & dusty. Has some picnic tables and a decently size space at the summit to enjoy the view. DURATION - Took a little over 2 hours with moderate effort. SHADE - most of it is unshaded, though there are small (very small usually) sections of shade that are well dispersed throughout the trail. BUGS - lots of annoying flying buggers throughout, esp if you stop / are in the shade. No bees, wasps, or mosquitoes though! BATHROOM - No WATER - Fountain at trailhead.

Walked this trail awhile ago, just forgot to give a trip report. Paved trail around the water with wooden docks to walk on. Lots of waterfowl to view and enjoy. Muddy is spots, overgrown. Decent trail if you're short on time, and do not want to spend over an hour or more driving to an actual hike in the mountains.

Northwest Forest Pass required, outhouse at trailhead. Hiked this trail on a Thursday 10/17 it was pouring down rain, cold and very muddy. Definitely recommend waterproof gear and boots. The view of both Olallie Lake and Talapus Lake were foggy/hazey so I didn't get a lot of fall foliage pics around the lake. There were less than 10 people on the trail. This hike was so tranquil. Great for all skill levels, rocky, rooty, well marked trails. I enjoyed everything about it. Looking forward to coming back to hike Pratt Lake.

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20 hours ago

Went prepared, had looks of water and protein bars. Amazing Hike

10/20/19 8:00am start time, 22*F 2.5 hours up 20 mins up top 2 hours, 10 mins down 5 hours total* Difficult hike with some long climbs and a couple of steep graded inclines, but overall much worth it thanks to an incredible payoff up top. *For context, I’m a professional strength & conditioning coach (train athletes) and personally train myself 6-7 days per week. I didn’t run any of this hike or anything like that, but definitely pushed myself on the pace and took no breaks > 20-30 seconds I’d say.

What a fun hike with an amazing oasis of 100 degree hot springs and ice cold swimming at the end. Hike down was challenging and a bit technical and hike back up was definitely a work out. Yes naked people along hike and in hot spring area. Hike there took about an hour 15 minutes and about an hour in a half back.

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muddy
rocky
21 hours ago

Went on a rainy day so it was pretty muddy but it was worth it. Wouldn’t bring kids on it though.

That trail was alot of fun but is not easy to follow. They should have more signs out there along the trail. It is a VERY GOOD workout!! The view at the top of the peak was AMAZING!

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21 hours ago

mostly up hill but an excellent walk even with kids

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snow
21 hours ago

Trail fully snow-covered. Snow depth varies from a few inches, to about a foot at higher elevations around the loop. The vistas were amazing and the trail is passable, but you'll definetely want waterproof boots with gaiters to complete the hike.

A nice short trail.

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22 hours ago

A very nice trail with a little waterfall.

Very beautiful views of the ocean and downtown. We went until parker mesa overlook starting from Los liones trail. And according to the map here it’s a thorough hike but in reality the trail down from parker mesa overlook isn’t like perfect and highly overgrown so most of the people turned back from parker mesa overlook to go down rather than the one on this map given.

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rocky
scramble
22 hours ago

hiking
22 hours ago

Beautiful, well-maintained trail. I went on October 15th and it was a flawless day. A little cold under the trees at the start, but I didn’t need a jacket for the rest of the hike. The switchbacks at the end start about 11,300 feet elevation (the top of the pass is 11,972), so you may struggle if you haven’t been staying at elevation. I camped at 8500 feet for the two nights prior and it was still pretty strenuous. 10/10 would do again.

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fee
rocky
scramble
22 hours ago

My new favorite trail in New Paltz! I would definitely rate this hike as moderate rather than hard. Mostly a gradual incline to the top with a few steep parts, but nothing crazy. 10 dollar fee to park. The view at the top is breathtaking, especially in the fall. Highly recommend.

My Apple Watch clocked 7 miles in 2.5 hours from the parking lot. The trail is nice, some sun and some shade. Little elevation gain. It is sandy. Be prepared because it slows you down and you may have to stop to dump sand from your shoes. The falls are beautiful and worth the hike! Be sure to pay the day use fee of $5. The day we went it was cold. We started in coats and hats and gloves at 10:30am in the 30 degree range. By the end we were in short sleeve shirts. The sun was welcome. Go early because you won’t find parking otherwise.

One of my favorite trails. It’s shaded and very scenic along the way. It’s high elevation so be prepared if you haven’t hiked before. We did Hamms Gulch and then continue to Spring Hill trail. It’s perfect to hike this trail at this time. Cool breeze and beautiful fall colors are also starting to show :)

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muddy
22 hours ago

Fantastic, epic hike. One of the best ways to see an exquisite area of the Oregon Coast. The hike is a good mix of pretty forest areas and cliff side views that are stunning. It was a bit muddy when I went in mid-October, and was on the harder side of easy rated hikes but not too bad. I would highly recommend this trial.

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