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Nice, moderate difficulty trail with varied terrain good views. Terrific wildflowers, including many trillium and white lady slippers.

An enjoyable loop with well maintained trails and some nice stonework along the way. I hiked up and down the carriage road, but next time I will expand the loop by hiking up Piper Mountain (trailhead shortly after lower lot gate), over to Belknap, then to Gunstock and down. This is a moderate-hard loop since you get some breaks from steep inclines and there are quite a few staircases. Although the parking lots were packed on a Saturday, I only saw/heard a handful of people. There are enough trails in the network to disperse the use.

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22 days ago

Easy, Large summit, Not much view at summit but some view points on the way up.