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Awesome hike. 360 degrees view at the top. Plus there is a lot of space at the top. Been there on 2020.05.16, it was open (at least we saw no signs) We made it to the top and came back the same way, without making a loop. Hike is quite easy, and quick

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muddy
18 days ago

Muddy but nice trail. Easy. Lotta mud

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flooded
off trail
1 month ago

4-20-20. We hiked the main loop of the trails Today, a beautiful spring day. There was lots of wet, muddy, slippery spots along the way. There was a few places to avoid the mud as well as logs put down to balance your way a-crossed. We went in over the bridge and I think that’s an easier uphill walk and as well as an easier walk coming down through the fields.

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muddy
1 month ago

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bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Lovely easy hike with dog & 3 generations. Early April and recently rainy left lots of muddy sections of trail - recommend waterproof shoes. Bugs starting to come out but not yet bothersome. But the stream was full and lower loop has a nice mix of woods and open meadows.

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1 month ago

Sunny day today in the 50s, we recommend waterproof hiking boots as the trail was wet, muddy, slushy and snowy. Overall a very nice experience

Hey everyone, This trail isn't actually open to the public -- only the Appalachian Trail part is public. Please don't use the side trail past the pond. Mount Race can be reached from Route 41 (via the Race Brook Falls Trail) or, for a longer hike, from East Street / Mt. Washington Road via Sage's Ravine (that's the parking lot right on the MA/CT border), but the Plantain Pond trail is off limits, according to the camp.

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icy
muddy
5 months ago

Wife and I decided to get a hike in before Winter Storm Abel hits tomorrow. Beautiful views on the summit and ridgeline. wife spotted a black bear near the bridge at the AT split off.

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muddy
6 months ago

Awesome hike. We went counterclockwise.

The road to the trail head is hard packed gravel and not well defined in some spots. The orange trail leading out of the parking area has some faded markings but we found the way. The AT is well marked with great views from Race summit and down. The return trail (red) has a few confusing splits but if you stay right of the brook you will stay on the route. There is a red arrow on a tree and then the red trail markings end. Follow the old carriage road which runs along the stone wall and you will go straight back to the trail head.

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7 months ago

I walked the whole loop about 10 days ago and just the main loop today. It’s a great walk and beautiful with fall color. An intervening storm felled a number of very large trees across the trail, though, and in one case we needed to bushwhack around the debris today. Hope they get a crew out to do some trail maintenance soon.

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

This was a beautiful hike . From trail head we hiked up . It wasn’t too much of a steep climb, but it will get you breathing a bit harder. Trail is well marked at this point . You will connect with the AT (white blaze) and head south by taking a right . Rock scramble a bit and get great views . Keep going for the best views . Follow the AT as you come down through hardwoods and forest paths . Just before the brook (stone foot bridge) you will see a dark red blaze on the right . Follow the red blazes as you hike past a beautiful crystal clear pond. Follow red and then you will see an arrow on a tree . Stay straight do not go left here . You will be back to your car . It was confusing at that intersection as all the blazes are red and the arrow pointing left. It was a perfect day and a wonderful hike.

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rocky
8 months ago

Recommended. A little over two hours. Beautiful views at peak of NY, Mass, and CT. Well marked save for two turns. Look for red hashes just before the stream coming down on AT (white hashes); it’s a hard right turn if you’re headed south on the AT. Enjoy the views. Swim in the pond if it’s warm enough; easy access. Loved this hike.

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9 months ago

Beautiful meadow walks with views of the nearby mountains combined with heavily wooded, mountainous sections that make you feel as if you are at much higher elevations than you actually are. Easy walk with a very moderate ascent, especially if you opt to take the upper loop trail. Sad to see so many invasive species like Bittersweet overtaking parts of the meadows.

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over grown
9 months ago

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bugs
9 months ago

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9 months ago

Wonderful loop - wooded and shade and no view on top but lovely open forest and shaded except for fields which were beautiful with mountains around!

7.27.19. A tale of three terrains. Going clockwise, the first part of this arrowhead-shaped loop (pink/orange blazes) was a reasonably steep climb through dense, and often buggy, woodland. The second section of the hike, southward towards the summit of Mount Race, and beyond on the Appalachian Trail (white rectangular blazes), was a splendid walk along the escarpment with stunning views towards New Marlborough and Sheffield. This eventually descends through the woods, where we left the AT to take a sharp right northwards by Bear Rock Stream onto the final leg. This trail (dark red blazes) was yet another experience, through more open woodland and past the pretty Plantain Pond. All in all, quite lovely. If you want to know what to expect, here are my stats as a guide: Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 761 feet Moving Time: 1:48:55

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10 months ago

Nice loop trails, with a lower loop and upper loop. When hiking it today we saw and heard a rattlesnake on a part of the trail that goes along the meadow. The snake moved into the grass, off the trail, but it reminds us that this is part of the timber rattlesnake habitat and certainly must be respected.

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closed
muddy
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

The start of this hike was very easy, once you get past Alander summit and start north it gets very tough. Many rocks, the incline/decline is very steep in places and would be hard to travel for those not in great shape. The trails north get very narrow and overgrown, and the connector trail just before Bash Bish falls is permanently closed due to dangerous terrain. This is no longer a loop because of the closed tail, instead it's a point to point hike. Please give yourself enough time to finish if you want to go there and back as one way now is 8 miles, there and back is 16 miles and took me just over 10 hours, I only stopped long enough for a few photos and no real meal break as I was tight on time. This hike is incredible and will test many hikers. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone looking for great views and a challenge!

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muddy
Sun May 05 2019

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