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amazing view and unique monument at the top. steep paved hike to the monument. bathroom at the top was great to have. free parking.

Went to hike Colby Trail but hiked this trail instead. Although it says moderate it was rather easy, no steep inclines but little rocky and narrow in some place. Even our little pug enjoyed the hike. Good thing most of the bikers have a bell on their bike otherwise you may not see them until it’s to late. Found a awesome tire swing and a cool little cave. Would definitely do this hike again.

Way too many horses and the trail is covered in horse $hit.

Ran here a week after the rains and trail was pretty torn up. There was a “trail closed” sign 8 miles in that I ignored. Lots of rocks, hard on the feet. Most of the elevation gain was at the last 5 mile stretch. The best trail I never want to run again!

Lovely trail! I would do this again and recommended it! Beautiful views throughout the loop. Some icy patches of snow on the trail today, 01/21/18, but not enough to necessitate micro spikes—just trekking poles. The section from Mt. Waterman to the main trail is not well marked, so check your All Trails map at this point especially so you don’t get lost. Check the forecast and layer up as needed.

Great hike!! Be sure to bring a change of socks and shoes because there is water crossing.

Took blue ridge up and down same way. Great hike for quick elevation and lake view at the top was worth it. I've hiked this area in the summer and it can get hot so this time of year was a nice change.

fun hike, good and easy for kids with 22 easy water crossing.

Easy path to follow with some great views.

Nice little trail! It’s a neat peace of history

Really neat to see!

21 hours ago

Fun. Great views. Hiking shoes and gloves help with sometimes slippery and other times rocky terrain. 2-4 hours.

Fun little nature trail

Amazing great hike,

Nice easy lots of wildlife around and great views.

21 hours ago

Stunning! So much better than I thought it would be! Glad there weren't many people when I hiked it because some spaces get tight. Not sure why the description here says it's un maintained. It looked very well maintained when we hiked it.

Tried this hike out earlier today with my husband and 18 year old daughter and it was a 10/10. Pleasantly strenuous, lots of variation in elevation, soul-calming quiet, gorgeous scenery...and cows.

Nice short hike. Beautiful oasis and lots of rocks to climb.

Fun and surprising trail. The Munits cave is a pleasant surprise, going up is not difficult, coming down does need firm grabs and well profiled shoes. Not sure coming down from the other side of the cave is the way complete the trail loop..Will explore in future trips! Lots of hikers with kids and/or dogs, all friendly and nice to have with.

The strenuous hike pays off at the summit, the views are beautiful! the trail is a bit muddy in sections and there is some scrambling and a few switchbacks.

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