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Pretty good, very small

Love this trail!! I did about 4 or 5 sunrise hikes here in July and I have nothing but good things to say about the trail and the view at the top!
There is a couple very very rocky sections but the majority is a nice dirt trail

hiking
9 hours ago

I flipping LOVE this trail! It's so scenic and not that hilly! I would suggest bring bug spray tho. Still, it's and awesome hike for the whole family!

trail running
11 hours ago

I would have been quite happy with 500' elevation gain, which isn't so easy to find, so when my AT summary said 600' I was pleasantly surprised! It took 4.5 miles. Perfect place to get some hill runs in.

Walk on this everyday...love it!

Wasnt a bad trail. was foggy so views were bad. otherwise would have a bad view. summit was marked by cairn, with some decent outlooks along the way.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail to take from the walk in campsites. Easy to hike and some cool scenery a long the way, but some sections are close to the road with some confusing signage occasionally. The observation tower is nice at the top, but the peak is going to pretty much always be crowded. Always nice to have ice cream or lunch at the top though :)

unfortunately it was foggy. otherwise there would have been some nice views. well marked, well kept.

This was a pleasant walk through woods, marshes, and beach. We walked for about an hour. We arrive two hours after low tide but still had to take off our shoes and socks to cross a marshy area to get from the beach to the wooden stairs to continue on the path.

hiking
1 day ago

I'm writing this review because my friends and I followed Mike Ose's misleading advice. The summit of Saddle Ball Mt is, easily, a 3 mile hike uphill from Adam's Rd on the AT trail. 1 mile + 3 miles = ~8 miles roundtrip. We were prepared for a 3 mile hike and this almost became a disaster.

The turn to make a left on Jones Nose is not marked from that direction - at least the three of us did not see it.

hiking
1 day ago

This was marked by someone who has never hiked. I don’t have any other explanation. The first time I went around I got off trail about 4 times I had to backtrack and by the end lost the trail completely, ended up on someone’s driveway and took that out. I thought I could go the opposite way to see where I went wrong and instead ended up taking a big circle back to the parking lot.
I have been hiking for over 30 years and never had a more frustrating experience than this loop. The blue seems what you follow when you start and then the yellow comes out of nowhere. There are probably 50-100 trails that branch off for access from peoples homes.
I wanted to love this because it’s so close to home but it’s awful and I’ll only ever go back for kayaking.

nice little Trail not too bad bringing a baby stroller with you if you need to!

At the beginning of the summer (2018) when I decided to start hiking again, I kept seeing this trail when searching out what hike to do in the area. It was listed as "hard" by AllTrails so I didn't think I should try it right away. After doing the AT up to the top of Greylock last weekend, I figured now was as good a time as any. In reality, this shouldn't be listed as hard. It's a moderate ascent up to the top. The trail is fairly wide most of the way though it does have a lot of rocks you must traverse. Started at the Mt. Washington State Forest entrance and it took me about 1.5 hours to reach the top and that was with stops to enjoy the scenery, take pictures and so forth. Didn't see a soul my entire time out but not sure if that was due to the trail or the weather or both. I got to the top but though the weatherman said the area was supposed to be partly cloudy, it was more than that. The view at the top was disappointing as I have read it has wonderful 360 views. I was also a bit surprised how small the top was really. Don't expect a Mt. Greylock wide open and fairly spacious area. I saw four support bases there and think there must have been a fire tower at one time. The trail is really easy to follow and marked well. It appears it's really just a path that the rain runoff uses than a trail that was blazed and marked for everyone. When you get to just about the top, there is a small cabin. At this point, if you pass the cabin, you can go left or right. Right goes up a little steep incline and that leads to the summit. I'm thinking that if you went the other way, it just continues on to the South Taconic trail.
At the summit, there is another branch off and was not really sure what that was but looking once I got home to do this, it looks like it goes up to Bash Bish Falls a few miles north. For 99% of the way, the trail was marked fine as I mentioned but at the cabin, trail markings are lacking. Got to the top, took pictures and then the rain came. I went back down to the cabin and waited about 15 minutes then descended to the parking lot. I got a little wet but this area is mostly deep woods so the rain wasn't so bad. Don't expect lookout side views on this trail but there are a few nice brooks and waterfalls to enjoy. If it was warmer, there is an area that looks like you could wade in to cool off. A nice hike but could have been better if I waited about 3 hours to start it as once I got back to my car, the clouds started parting and the sun came out, who knew, oh well.

A very pleasant walk through woods, near marshes, and the Bass River (which looks like a lake). We saw several folks with their dogs and the dogs happily went for a dip in the river which was fun to see. Lots of nice views for photos.

Lots of mosquitos and a very wet path. I had to turn around after a mile or so because it just didn’t seem worth it. I drove to the top and yeah. It was so cloudy I would have been disappointed by all the effort I put in to get there. Bring bug spray even if you think you don’t need it and waterproof shoes if it’s been rainy.

High tide water slog, 18” deep! Right on!

My home trail. Great spot to
mountain bike
trail run
or just take a walk

Beautiful!

This is a lovely walk around the fenced Fresh Pond reservoir. There’s a cute little dogs-only swimming area at Little Fresh Pond. Dogs are supposed to be on leash the rest of the walk, but unfortunately, most folks ignore that and let their dogs run loose. Not sure why it’s rated moderate here; the main trail is flat as a pancake and paved! A very nice walk for a day when you can’t get out of the city.

Trail is in excellent condition. Great views. Would rate higher, but we forgot bug spray.

Wear bug spray!!!

Great lunchtime hike!

Nice, easy trail with a few hills involved. Not much access to the pond but i did find an area for the dogs to take a dip. Didn’t see many people on the trail. Bring bug spray!

Great hike. I parked at Jug End road and began my hike there. Unfortunately I picked a rainy so, it was slippery and muddy, and the trails were covered by the mist. At least it was chilly and not humid or muggy. I originally wanted to hike all the way to Bear Mountain but once I got to Mount Race I decided to go back cause it’s a long loop. If it was a one way, i would’ve done it. A loop hike to Mount Race alone was a total of 12.6 miles and by the time I was close to my car I was so sleepy and hungry lol. I almost wanted to crash at the Glen Brook shelter lol which btw it’s a beautiful shelter. There’s an outback, fire pit, bear box, table with a bench and a creek nearby. I got one clear scenic view but others were misty. The wooden stairs bolted on the rocks are pretty cool too. I was surprised at how many through hikers I met along the way some coming from Maine and others from Georgia. They were real nice people. Other than that, it was an awesome hike.

Great place for a casual hike. No steep inclines. Family friendly. Beautiful scenery

trail running
4 days ago

Kudos to the folks that take care of this place. The blocked trail from the fallen tree has been cleaned up. No overgrowth. Great for trail running with the pup.

hiking
4 days ago

Perfect hike for anyone. It has some steep but some great views and a nice pine forest. Tons of mushrooms!

This is a really nice hike, that can possess muddy and wet areas after some rains. I rate the beginning section more on a moderate than easy, simply because of the steepness. It’s not a ridiculous haul, just an area that gives me a slower going - wouldn’t be as bad if in better shape. There are some small streams, lots of fungi, and plenty of friendly hikers along the trail. The trail is well marked and maintained.

The shelter area is worth the trip. If you traverse the trail during the busy season there will be folks hanging out at the shelter, some resting up while thru hiking. There are two docks, and a canoe down by the water - that possesses a wonderful view. While the body of water is listed as a pond, the size says more lake

While the hike description lists it as 3.4 miles up and back, from the Lee parking area to the shelter is 4.5 miles - worth the extra mile, in my view.

I love the upper pond is nice peaceful hiking

Wonderful trail to take your energetic pup for a long walk he’s wiped. Beautiful flowers there are a lot of mountain bikers so if you do take your dog off leash make sure the pups well behaved, we didn’t have any issues. Wasn’t too hard but was a lot longer than the expected 8.1 miles. Not good peak views during summer but I bet you will be rewarded with views during winter or end off fall when the leaves are stripped. The plus not too many bugs but I deeted the crap out of life. Not a well marked trail with lots of trail branches which was not confusing if you have a map. I love all the trail options which allow for creative hiking and multiple uses of the switchbacks. Would 100% do it again!

Nice hike, but it was extremely buggy today. Definitely bring your bug spray. Nice hike for kids and dog. Most of the trail is marked, but some parts aren't so be aware.

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