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12 hours ago

Really nice walk, beautiful wildflowers and beautiful views.

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bugs
7 days ago

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over grown
rocky
8 days ago

Fun trail. Took us about four hours. Clear trail to follow and nice views at the summit for lunch. Not heavily trafficked midday on a Sunday. Parking was on the side of the road at the trailhead

Trail was not well marked, we went up to Crotched Mountain as well. Definitely not well hiked as the trail is narrow and over grown. Definitely bigger incline than I was expecting.

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rocky
19 days ago

Parking is ample. We had done the Gregg trail a couple of times so knew where to go but I don’t think the markings of the trails from the parking lot are very clear. We headed up the Lower link to the summit west to connector and came down Shannon. I tracked 4.2 miles. Lots of roots and rocks. It was fine for us but we also had our pup (on leash) and it was a bit challenging. Most of the trail is well marked but at the summit we did have a bit harder time to find the different trails. Views at different spots near summit are gorgeous! Plants lovely and we even saw a cluster of lady slippers! Bring bug spray! Dog got a bunch of ticks that we removed before getting back into the car. Overall great hike!

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20 days ago

Easy.

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bugs
washed out
21 days ago

very enjoyable. we took ted’s trail up (i.e the trail to the left when the initial trail from the parking area splits) and carolyn’s trail down. both trails have the same yellow marker. somewhat steep after about a mile or so, but not too difficult. a good deal of exposed roots and rocks. lots of water features on ted’s trail (though there’s little rain recently so it wasn’t really flowing). there aren’t really any lookouts until you get near the top (maybe 3mi in). VERY shady throughout the hike. no vehicle noise can be heard on the trail. bugs were annoying, so be sure to bring spray. this says the trail is heavily trafficked, but we didn’t encounter very many people at all (10am-1pm on a saturday). parking was easy (there are a couple spots across from the trail head but most folks just parked on the side of the road). didn’t see any restroom facilities.

The trail was great. The walk back on the road kinda sucked. Would recommend going back using Carolyn’s trail instead.

Great trail. Went up via Teds trail at first but took a wrong turn and ended up on Carolyns trail. Views at summit were great!

had to walk nearly a mile on the road at the end, which is clearly marked on this trail, but I didn't realize until we started.

Great hike, rewarding view!

hiking
28 days ago

few rocky areas. you would need lot of bug spray.

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1 month ago

We hiked this trail yesterday under cool, clear weather conditions. It was a lovely trail, clearly marked and well maintained. We didn't find it too buggy. Water levels were very low in the small creek along Ted's Trail so no waterfall sightings this time. Views near the top along Ted's were just beautiful, with Boston and the White Mountains off in the distance. Take the Cliff trail from Ted's for the best view of Monadnock before heading to the summit. About 6 miles RT and 2.5 hours.

Amazing trail for a day out Multiple nice views

Very buggy. Suggest wearing excessive bug spray. Be careful of the small toads and frogs in the wet parts. They blend in very well. The last quarter was the toughest. Fairly steep scrabbling up large rocks. Great view just below the peak, with a picnic table. Nothing special at the very top, but still worth it for the accomplishment.

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muddy
1 month ago

I took Ted's Trail up - the runoff is much quieter than 3 weeks ago. Ted's follows along the river which made it extra buggy - black flies, mosquitos, everything. From the summit I couldn't quite see Boston, but I still took Cliff's Trail. Cliff's has better views than the summit and I took it coming back down. I decided to take Carolyn's all the way down since Ted's was so buggy going up. Trails were a bit wet, still some deep mud in some places, but markings were clear and easy to follow. Took me 2.5hr roundtrip, would hike again.

Parking was very easy to come by. The dirt lot has ample parking. Only 4 other cars when we arrived at 11am and even less when we left. The trail starts on the other side of a gated dirt path/road. Some beautiful viewpoints just shortly after you begin the hike. The trail in the field was relatively easy to follow. Once in the woods, Shannon’s Trail and Lower Link Trail have clearly marked signs. Gorgeous views at the viewpoint at the top of Shannon’s Trail. We opted to extend our loop hike by adding the Connector Trail, Orange Dot Trail, and an unnamed spur trail which led to the top of the ski area. On the descent, when we were near the parking lot, we opted to take the Bypass Trail to Gregg Accessible Trail - both beautiful trails!

Awesome loop with nice views of Monadnock at the top where we had lunch. Little climbing but not too much, definitely worth it. Nice Hike to get warmed up for the hike season D-Nice

Lovely hike! Pretty streams and mini cascades up Teds trail. If going up Teds, keep in mind that it turns into Caroline’s again before cliffs trail to the top. I also enjoyed taking Caroline’s down, lots of pretty bird sounds. It was a little buggy but not too bad while moving. Would recommend this hike for sure, lovely views toward the end of Teds trail and at the top

I liked this trail, however I think that the effort was not worth the view on the summit so I probably wouldn't do this one again. But there was a lot to see along the way and it was easy enough for my dog to do it. It was definitely buggy especially early in the hike but I think that had something to do with being there so early. Just don't forget bug spray. When I got there (around 7:45am) there were only a couple cars parked on the road. When we finished the trail the lot was really full.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Took about 4 hours round trip. Loved the views and small waterfalls along the way.

This is a nice loop and has some rewarding views for the effort. And yes, there is section of road to get back to the parking lot but its short. Its still worth doing the whole loop.

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