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Great hike for all levels. The view at the bottom of the lake is wonderful and the path along the lake is very peaceful. The climb to the top gives a great view!

I had trouble finding the path to the blue trail that brings on top... If taking the white trail longing the lake and then going on top of the mountain (to get on the blue trail), you will have to cross a small bridge and keep heading away from the lake for like 2min and then the blue marker will be on a tree on the right (the path is delimited with rocks that blend well in the scenery). Then just keep your head up to see the markers. Can be done within 2h.

Beautiful day & hike. Views at the top. Crossed over 691 using the footbridge to start. A bit steep & rocky(white trail ?)

Great day and hike. Enjoy

hiking
16 days ago

I gave 5 stars bc it is a great hike with great scenery. The trails are very well marked.

hiking
17 days ago

This was a great hike, but incredible in the fall when the leaves are changing. It starts out level along the lake and then inclines to a wonderful view. Parts of the trail are on loose rocks that can be tricky but not bad. Highly recommend!

on Giuffrida Park Loop

trail running
25 days ago

2 hr loop, easy to moderate

I have been hiking here for over 15 years... love this place

Great trails , awesome views .

Very good and scenic view

Fun afternoon on a nice fall day. Trails weren’t marked well at a certain point and we only found the correct path by chance - definitely make sure to check where you’re going

Super duper pretty. Little confusing getting down (was with some randos who couldn’t find it either) but for the most part 99.99% well marked.

This hike ranks as one of our favorites. Fantastic views, we loved the long stretch of hike along the top of the peak. So many places to stop and take in the views.

Spectacular. Great with dogs!

Nice view at the top, but other than that the marking weren’t very clear. No trail head, and broken glass everywhere, not suitable for dogs because of all the broken glass

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the area. Nice incline leads to wonderful views.

hiking
3 months ago

Reasonable trail. Very well traveled with some elevation. Rock toward the top makes for slippery footing in rain. Good one for family.

beautiful trail! the view at the top is the best. my great Dane loves it as well

definitely will return to this hidden gem, especially in the fall. the steep inclines lead to spectacular views and the trail riding along the ridge was an unexpected treat.

hiking
5 months ago

One section of trail isn't marked very well, but other than that is was a great hike. Awesome view.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful view of the lake !! Went out with my 8 and 4 yr old . They loved it . However there were some points that it was difficult to follow the trail, I think it needs better signals of the trail. At some point I thought I was lost, kept going around in circles 

Lake was beautiful! View was worth the hike!

Nice place. Easy access from 91 but, far enough that there are no traffic sounds from the highway. Quiet enough to hear nature.

This is a great trail for bringing kids as it’s paved and flat. Kids can walk or ride their bike while you walk.

This is my go to hiking spot!

Great hike with a great view!

Great short hike, slightly difficult in a few spots but overall moderate. Multiple points for beautiful views. Will return!

hiking
6 months ago

By far my favorite hike and views are amazing

hiking
6 months ago

Chauncey Peak-Giuffrida Park is a hidden gem. Just the right length with good hight and features to make you return again. Also an entry point for Lamentation Mountain.

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