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Loved this hike. This mountain is just under 4000, so didn't make the cut for a high peak, but there's an amazing view of the surrounding high peaks from the fire tower at the top. I brought my 10 yr old sister here for her very 1st hike. It was a bit of a challenge because although it's not a terribly long hike, it's very steep and rocky. It will test your cardio ability for sure. She did great though & the 360 view from the fire tower, totally worth it! Bring a long sleeve or jacket for the tower due to the wind chill up there. Coming down is very easy, just be careful for wet flat rock areas.

Love the little fairy houses. The nature center was very educational.

Getting to the trailhead is difficult with a small car, but the hike was great! I was expecting a difficult climb, but it was a very enjoyable, easy hike. Views from the fire tower were great, although it is in rough shape. A very nice day hike!

Great views, especially given the amount of time it took to reach the summit (~15 minutes).

A tad boring, but it also had its moments of beauty. Made me wish I had a mountain bike.

hiking
15 hours ago

Nice trail, not long but quite steep, beautiful views. Didn't have time to see caves. Maybe next time!

Mud! sucked the shoes right off your feet. The view from Panther Mountain and before Santanoni mountain are great (only views). When coming down, there were some nice pools in the brook to cool off in.

It was a tough climb but it was totally worth it at the top!

hiking
17 hours ago

trail running
17 hours ago

Very steep to the gazebo then it "flattens" out to the waterfall. Per my Fitbit it was right about 4 miles in and out.

trail running
17 hours ago

My favorite place to go around the capital region. Good assortment of trails and plenty of elevation on different paths. The long red trail does have quite a few sharp turns in the path. If you ever look up and don't see a marker, turn around.

trail running
17 hours ago

Nice little short trail. Only elevation is basically at the beginning of the trail as you descend towards the river. Well marked and well maintained