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Decent hike with a few moderately challenging sections

1 month ago

We took the fur kid on a little “camping” adventure. We found a cute little place w a tiny homes. This seems like a nice place to take Max. He can b a bit skittish and the reviews said that not too many people used it. We like taking him places he can go off leash! The first 100 ft or so we weren’t sure where the path was. But we finally saw the pink trail markers on the trees. Initially is was a bit confusing, it didn’t look like the trails were used very much. But then it became easier to see. It was a little chilly and the canopy was thick so there wasn’t much sun, but I’m sure when the weather is hot the shade would b nice!! There was some moving water, which we prefer for Max if he needs to take a drink, so it isn’t stagnant. We came across a bridge w a pretty view. After the bridge the it became more steep, we weren’t in the mood to go overboard so we decided to turn back. It was a nice quiet walk. So if you’re looking for somewhere where u don’t feel like running into a lot of people, just want to b 1 w nature, or u have a dog that is part chicken this is a good place to bring them!!

great trail

Okay hike. The trail markings and signs were confusing. The view from the top of the tower was decent.

Easy hike great for taking the little ones along.

2 months ago

Great hike! Amazing Rocks & Boulder climbing Mecca! Not much of a lookout, trees blocking view.

When you reach the first junction or point where you decide to go the the fire lookout or take the bypass you need to go up the steep incline straight ahead. Do not go to the left. Once you get up a ways on that steep incline you will begin to see the white diamond shaped markers on the trees that line the trail. It is very well marked and signed beyond that first intersection. Good hike, great views.

it was a great hike with 2 dogs. plenty of cool streams for them to drink and cool off. lots of different terrain. from steep to easy roads. I got turned around a couple of times but keep checking all trails to get back on track. didn't see a single person until way past halfway point. loved the boulders.

Great hike, not a lot of people. There was some confusion of the trail markings near the lake, but the views from the fire tower were great.

A nice quiet, lightly traveled 4 mile hike. My wife and I elected to start up North Mountain Trail, tackling the climb portion first, then come around via Boulder and bring it home via the North Mt Bypass. The 4 mile hike took us novices 2.5 hours, most during the climb section, with a few stops. It is definitely buggy. Fortunately we paid attention to the warnings and lathered up in bug spray. Not much scenery even at the peak of North Mt. Might be better during foliage season.

This hike was pretty long and buggy. The day we did it was extra humid so that probably had something to do with it, but it was well marked with lots of interesting changes in terrain which made up for some of the extra length

Nice easy loop trail. Some sections can be quite crowded (especially around South Mountain). Great views to the south and west along the North Mountain ridge. Be sure to take the small side trail on the South Summit to avoid the fire tower and get better views (there are none on the south summit without going up the tower). Very cool rock formations and boulders throughout - just imagine the racket this thing made when it erupted 40 million years ago!!

Great first hike for my 11 week old pup.

Wonderful hike! Views were amazing! It’s amazing to be so close to the city yet feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Besides the beauty of nature....we saw kids learning how to rock climb, horseback riders, and more advanced kids rock climbing. Saw beautiful ponds and huge boulders with caves. What a great day! Will definitely be back to try out some other trails.

Not the greatest views but a nice maintenanced trail

Did the out and back trip back on March 6th. Great conditions that day. Someone has been up there in the past few months, as I found the trail had been re-blazed. No way anyone can get lost now. Anyone been up there in the past week or so? If so, any snow/ice left? Looking to do an out and back again.

9 months ago

Really great trail. Loved the views and boulders. Was slippery coming down the mountain. Lots of ice even though it was 72 degrees out. Easy to follow, well marked.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Took me 2 hrs 15 min to complete loop. After storm there were lots of trees down. First half of loop (going clockwise) is a bit more challenging to find footing. Second half easy walking on old road. Lots of leaves on ground in fall made it a bit slippery. Boulder field at the far end of the loop.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

BEAUTIFUL, well marked trail with challenging terrain. One of my favorite trails to date.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Great hike. The boulders are amazing!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Great trail loop around north mtn. Did it with my dog and she had fun climbing up the boulders. Some places aren't particularly well marked but overall a great place to wander.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

this was a good first hike and the views were beautiful

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice trail, markers were a bit inconsistent so it's easy to get turned around on some private property, better trail marking would have made this a better experience for sure. Other than that this was a nice hike, not too high up so views are still a bit obstructed by the trees but a fun loop – good workout.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great trail beautiful place black flies where horrible the trail porky marked ended up doing nearly 10 miles due to no signs on trails.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Love this trail - great area to explore. You can add on or shorten length of trip easily. Just make sure you have a map because there are LOTS of intersecting trails.

The Boulder field is incredible.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

great hike. I'm recovering from foot surgery and am slowly getting back into hiking.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great hike! Summited and then hiked back down due to time constraints. Recommend microspikes or snowshoes in the winter, trekking poles at the very least!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Beautiful hike on a beautiful early fall day. Took Boulder Trail by accident instead of heading over to the Bypass road, because trail is not well marked at that point. But all's well that ends well. Ended up taking Boulder Trail to Round Pond Road, up the dirt auto road (Collins Rd) then finally back to North Mt. Bypass to finish the marked hike. Probably made this a 7 mile hike. I recommend the excursion because the ponds are beautiful.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

As a beginner I thought the trail was definitely moderate. Hard at times mainly the beginning. We did find ourselves off the trail a few times and had to back track. The trail is poorly marked in spots. I can't wait to do it again!

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