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Nice loop very icy in 2nd half during winter. I think it will be impassable during mud season, too wet.

Easily the best effort-to-payoff experience we've had. We went during winter so we didn't have to pay and there were not a lot of other people around. The park is not maintained during the winter, so the snow on the paths isn't shoveled and there are no rangers patrolling. Be careful on the wooden paths as these can get very slippery.

I've been herw many times. Gorgeous things to see. Lots of people and heavily maintained.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail for all ages. We enjoyed the winter view!

Awesome winter hike! Definitely needed spikes , everything was packed down though. Did the ladder, it was a blast! Took about 3 1/2-4 hrs total

First time taking this trail and it was great, especially in the snow. Spikes were a must as it was quite icy. We almost didn’t take the ladders going up Mt Morgan, but I’m glad we decided to give it a try! Lots of fun and in the winter it was nice and quiet.

Great trails really well marked. Carried my snowshoes but the entire loop was hard packed and didn’t use them. Used only my spikes, no post holing. Went Percival to Morgan. Would recommend if you want to take the ladders to go Morgan first....the cave squeeze to get to the ladders was a little less clear with the snow, but there are foot prints. My first time up there. It was breathtaking.

A super great trail for all skill levels. The trail is relatively well marked, and includes a waterfall, a river, and a view of Pack Monadnock Mountain!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk. Cool activities throughout the trail

This is a great hike in the summer and almost better in the winter. Snow at the bottom was ~3 inches but at the top was almost 1.5 feet so snowshoes are highly recommended. I hiked up Percival and down Morgan, which is definitely the way to do it in the winter. Percival starts shallow then heads sharply upwards. Trying to get down the trail in deep snow would be tricky, but going down Morgan was no problem. The views as always are unbelievable! I stayed almost an hour on top of Morgan.
Time to Percival summit: 2 hours
Time to Morgan Summit: 42 minutes
Total time (with ~4 trail breaks and an hour on the summit): 4 and a half hours

Nice little secluded hike. Constant moderate grade and trail in good shape. Woods were perfectly still and silent and the fresh snow was soft. Hike to Big Rock Cave had traffic, but beyond we were the first down to the brook which was running high and fast. Made a turn back today rather than cross.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail along the gorge. More for sightseeing then hiking

Great hike today. Trail crampons were not essential, though make the hike more enjoyable as you ascend to the summit of Mt. Morgan. There is a couple inches of snow and ice above 2000 feet. The views are fantastic.

hiking
2 months ago

nice little hike. a little icy today. snow and rainy mix.

Cabin trail to Whitin brook to Big Rock Cave trail. Excellent and fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Great place to enjoy fall foliage colors. It is very crowded during peak fall foliage and the ticket line could take 1 hr, but it is worth the wait. Pathways are well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

As expected - a perfect place to enjoy the foliage! Gorgeous views and waterfalls, and the wooden decks are very well maintained! But note that this place is super popular in the fall and prepare to stand in the line for approx.30mins to buy tickets, unfortunately you can’t buy them online. But the trail is definitely worth the wait, you will love it!

Gorgeous fall color and waterfalls.

awesome trail not hard at all easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

it's a nice and easy trail to hike, perfect for all ages. the fall foliage is spectacular. 16$ seems a bit expensive though, considering there are plenty of beautiful and free hikes around the area.

hiking
3 months ago

Not difficult endurance-wise, but technically challenging! Really fun if you like climbing up and down boulders, going up ladders (awesome but definitely a little adrenaline-inducing), and squeezing through rocks into caves!! Went with a group of 8 friends and we all loved it!

This hike has the most beautiful views I’ve seen. With that said....it was “Terrifying”! Definitely go up Morgan and down Percival. If you have the slightest fear of heights, avoid the ladders and caves. I personally don’t recommend this hike for young children.

Love this trail. It’s probably out 10th time over the years. Easy, beautiful and peaceful.

Gorgeous views. Highly recommend the direction of Morgan then Percival, by way of the ladders/cliff on Morgan and caves coming down from Percival. I'm prone to anxiety attacks with height and this was just enough to challenge me without being unachievable. Simply fun and beautiful for most hikers! We took our time on the trail and spent significant time in the summits. 5 hour loop from the Mt Morgan Trailhead parking lot.

A wonderful hike on an autumn day. The rocks and caves were awesome to see. The Whiten Trail portion was not well marked with maybe 3 blazes in 1.3 Miles.

There was so much forrest destruction along the upper trail portion. It was sad to see but it looks like a microburst did a number.

We did encounter a ground nest of bees on Whiten as well and several of us were stung. Just be careful as you near the cabin trail intersection.

There were five of us. We only saw 3 people and we were on the trail nearly 4 hours. We loved the hike!!!

Unreal views! Accidentally took the Mount Morgan trail instead of the initial loop we noticed on the map for this hike...ended up doing a total of 5.5 miles with the 4th mile being the toughest uphill ! Yellow path was a good workout for sure.

Great hike took about 3.5 hours round trip...we did stop at the top for some time enjoying the views. I would definitely recommend going to mount Morgan first and come down Percival so you can go up the ladders rather than down. Going down was a challenge.

Ascent of Mount Morgan is pretty moderate, and there is an optional ladder/cave route near the top, which is fun. The ridgeline traverse to Mount Percival is mostly easy, with a few short, steep sections. I would recommmend taking the Cliff Trail down from Mount Percival (second trail on the right), as the Cave Trail (first trail on the right) is ranked as one of the toughest in New England. It is fun if you are very fit and agile, but it requires good bouldering skills, as well as the ability and comfort to squeeze through tight spaces. After that, the trail gradually becomes easier. Unfortunately, we went on a misty day, so there was little to see in terms of views. However, the trail offered several fun scrambling opportunities, and I hear the views are great on clear days.

on Tin Mountain Trail

hiking
4 months ago

DID THIS WITH ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS ABI . TRAIL DIDN'T SEEM TO BE USED MUCH .NOT A GREAT VIEW ON TOP. BUT THE TIN MINE WAS COOL. AND THERE IS A MOTHER BLACK BEAR AND TWO CUBS IN THE AREA.

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