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This trail was okay. It’s very wide which is great for socializing but it’s mostly a dirt road that ends at the beach. If you are in the area it’s a nice little hike but I wouldn’t drive solely to do this hike.

Well worn trail with poor signage but well blazed. Bring a good map. Took slight alternate route down on the Tableland Trail to Adams Lookout Trail. 5.2 miles RT.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
23 hours ago

Road is open! Steady incline but doable. Views were great! Bugs were out in force, bring bug dope! A few ledges to climb over and a bit slippery (rain last night) but not bad. Enjoyable hike but not much for views except at the top. I would definitely do it again! FYI we are both 64 but we hike quite a bit.

04Jun2020 - This was my first time here. It’s not a long hike but it is relentlessly uphill. Was a nice hike, glad there was a breeze, when the breeze died down, the bugs were hungry. The views are excellent, especially for a shorter mountain. You meet the nicest people hiking - take time to enjoy them and your surroundings!!!

Great trail, takes you on a trail that is behind the beach and then to the beach into a meadow/wooded area. Not many people. Very nice, 4 stars because it takes you through the parking lot.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

The majority of this trail is an uphill trek on what seems like dirt and rock stairs surrounded by thick woods. Not much to see until you reach the clearing at the top, but the views are beautiful and exploring the “bald” clearings was enjoyable. It was very buggy, so bring bug spray!

Great trails, and gorgeous view!

Had the trail all to myself...I was the only car at the trailhead! Trail is pretty dry in most places. Really only noticed the bugs when I stopped at the stream. There’s a blowdown in front of Step I, but you can easily duck under it.

2 days ago

My family enjoyed this more than the Eyebrow across the street. Its steep going up with rock steps and then a scramble over boulders. The boulders could take some time in wet conditions or for small children. at the top, presumably table rock, there is a flat rock area with plenty of room to spread out. Make sure your dog doesnt run off the cliff. From here the trail descends and loops back along an easy hiking path. It would be interesting to try to bushwhack from Moose Cave to table rock but it is unclear whether this is feasible given the formidable cliffs.

Hiked this with my 11 year and 13 year kids. There were slippery rocks and snow half way up in mid May. Starting counter clockwise, there is a cable railing up steep rock and then iron bars across a rock face and small cascade. Not a big deal but it could be scary for some people. The rest of the hike is moderately steep easy hiking. At the top of the cliff there is a limited but nice view of Old Spec and the Bear River valley. the trail then descends and loops back along the Appalachian trail.

Great easy trail- did it with kids (2, 4, 8). Views were lovely. Well marked. Highly recommend. Can’t wait til it’s warmer to dip in the water. We did see some poison ivy so be careful with littles or any off-trailing.

hiking
3 days ago

Well worn trail with lots of people for mid afternoon in the middle of of the week.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Dude.... this trail is one I’ve been planning and looking forward to for awhile (new to the area) and boy, it did not disappoint. Pretty steady incline, be prepared if you’re new to hiking like myself. Especially near the top it’s pretty steep and scrambly. But MY GOODNESS the view is unreal. We came up on 06/02/2020 starting at 8:00am, and there were no bugs in the cool of the morning. DO IT.

I would normally give this an amazing review, however May 31, could not get more than 10 ft onto trail without stepping on 100 brown tail caterpillars. Bad time of year. An insane amount of brown tails.

Great walk in the woods with Songo River views. Paths are easy to follow and well maintained. There's potential for a much larger hike in this trail system. With lot's of trail maps posted at major trail intersections, it would be hard to get lost. Once the park is fully opened after the pandemic, I'll probably record a longer hike along the Songo River Wilderness Trail. Highly recommend this trail. Pet friendly!

walking
private property
4 days ago

The current recording runs through private property and is NOT PASSABLE. We went to the other end near the service road and walked as far as we could. See our recording and load it into your recorder if you really want to do this hike, but I'd highly recommend hiking the other trails in the system. There are maps at all major trail intersection so it would be difficult to get lost. The Songo River WIlderness Trail is much better than this!

Hiked on 5/31/20 it took about 4 hours not including breaks. Amazing view on each mountain. Saw a snake basking in the sun. Very windy at the top but there is a little hideout to the left where we ate our lunch.

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Hiked out and back yesterday. Almost all the snow/ice has melted, brought micro spikes but didn’t need them. The trail was pretty muddy in parts. Parking lot was mostly full at 9:30am, but the trail wasn’t crowded and keeping distance was a non-issue. Fantastic hike!

Very short trail, might be dangerous for children if wet. Lots of rocks and roots, overall it’s not very impressive.

Trails slightly wet with only a few glimpses of snow, but none that hindered the trail. Multiple blow downs, a few tricky to pass, but able to make it through. The views on this hike are spectacular. Two opportunities to visit a lean-to make this AT trail even more memorable. You have the option to pop over to see Tablerock as well, which gives great views of Old Speck. Despite checking the weather multiple times the day prior, Changes in the weather pattern meant that we got stuck in Highwinds, sleet and freezing rain, and quite chilly temperatures with the added windchill. Hunkered down for a moment to get out of the passing squall but then kept on our way as the remainder of the days weather showed more sun. The decision was worth it and we were rewarded with amazing views, despite a little bit more wind. At the turnaround point on the trail you have great views of a waterfall before heading back up to the summit once again. This is definitely a hike worth doing, especially if you’re training for a longer endurance hike. Two bathrooms available at the trailhead.

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