Explore the most popular forest trails near Stronghold with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice, shaded walk. It's a loop, so half of the hike will be pretty flat/downhill/easy, while the second half heads back uphill and is challenging. Picnic tables along the way for lunch, and not heavily trafficked. We brought our dog and she loved it.

Went on a rainy day. It was still fun although a bit slippery.

hiking
1 month ago

Solid trail. Intersects the trails that lead to the overlook at the top of sugarloaf.

Lots of inclines on the Blue trail. I would rate this harder then moderate. I was sucking a lot of air on those steep inclines.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a delightful trail through the woods, with a couple scenic overlooks over the surrounding countryside. I especially liked the ferns. There was a particularly large and impressive rock formation at one spot, like a granite wall 20' high. Most of the trail was easy to walk on. Some was a little rocky - lots of stepping-stone sized rocks jutting out of the dirt, which isn't too bad but you have to watch your step and it slows you down somewhat. There were just a few muddy sections, and only one where it was bad enough that your shoes would sink in halfway, but it was short (maybe 10' long). Realize it had rained most of the day before. The beginning climbs relatively steeply (a 300 ft climb according to the map) - the only part I would call strenuous. You can pace yourself if it's hard for you. Going down that section would probably be a pain, so I would do this loop clockwise. I did this trail because I wanted a hilly workout, but it wasn't quite that. Much of the trail was dirt and didn't require much concentration, so you could just take in the woodsy beauty. All in all, a very pleasant trail that's pretty easy for anyone with good balance and not a total couch potato.

Really good hike!! Terribly marked on trails and where things are. We got lost at one point. But overall good views and plenty to see!

Amazing place and trek on the blue trail was awesome and it took 6 miles approximately. It took 2.5 hours for finishing with breaks . Misty day but I completely enjoyed the trek

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail on a Thursday. Not very heavily trafficked. A few other hikers and two runners. The view at White Rocks is nice and the view near our parking area was amazing. Nice area and well maintained trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trails, maps and portopots provided

hiking
6 months ago

Good parking. Trails are well marked. Maps are usually available at the information board. No fee, however donations are requested. Port-A-Potties at the parking areas.

on White Trail

hiking
9 months ago

This was a decent trail overall but not super exciting or unique. The signage isn't very clear- we missed a turn and did not get to the overlook or the peak the first time around so we did the beginning part of the trail again. If you want to see an overlook you have to go follow signs towards the "East View Parking." From there you can either turn back and continue on the White Trail or take the Orange Trail up towards the peak. To get to the peak from the East View Parking, follow the Red Trail, Green Trail, walk along the road a bit, then you can get back onto the White Trail. This was much better than doing just The White Trail alone. The part walking on the road was fine because it was a weekday but I can see that being a busier road on weekends so be careful. I believe the last time I hiked Sugarloaf I did the "Sugarloaf Mountain and Northern Peaks Trail" which was much better, but more challenging. White Trail is a good choice if you want a more easy-going hike.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Not to busy, shaded, rocky but no ankle twisters, marked well, just enough elevation to know you are on a mountain

Thursday, June 29, 2017

First of that trail was not dog friendly
The 10 year old did AWESOME but the 6year old almost died so I don't recommend with fellow 6 year olds
the 9 year old did ok but the 10 year old did amazing
Reviewed by the Greatest Hiker of all
The 10 year old

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Easy enough trail, though with more elevation than we realized. Didn't find the overlook, but that may be because we didn't park in the lot. Fun hike, very pretty!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Too many people and dogs to be really enjoyable. Plenty of parking at the overlook. Nice wide trail most of the way with a small section on the road.

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