Explore the most popular forest trails near Chester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked this yesterday with my DH and BIL. A quick hike even though I am five months pregnant to a nice view for minimal effort! A few short steep sections but nothing overly strenuous - Made it up and down in less than an hour. This is a nice wooded hike to do if you're looking for something short and sweet...also great to add to your Chester Challenge checklist! ;-)

hiking
6 days ago

Always a nice hike in the morning.

hiking
27 days ago

Was a very easy hike with a breathtaking view of Loon Lake at the top. We were able to take our 2 and 4 year with minimal assistant

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful weather, very short hike, with great views.

It was ok but not much to see in mid April

hiking
1 month ago

An easy hike with only a quick view of Gore Mountain. We hiked the Cougar Hill trail that had a little steep section.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a very quick with views of Gore Mountain and Loon Lake. It’s an easy hike that has decent views.

Great views, easy hike

hiking
8 months ago

Quick and easy. Good for young kids . They won’t get bored on this one, it’s over too quick

Beautiful view

Pretty cool little hike up Stewart. A great payoff for very little work. You really don't even have time to break a sweat. We did this in order to complete the Chester Challenge and also, as suggested to see the sunset. Indeed it was a great place to see the sunset over Loon Lake and was very quick and simple to get back out. Trail well marked and only took 10-15 minutes to get back to trail head. Mid July, very buggy. Dry trail.

9 months ago

Did it to complete Chester Challenge. Took twice as long because if the weird confusing trail systems and maps randomly tacked to the trees.

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

hiking
10 months ago

Great family hike. Took my 4 year old nephew, and he had no problems. Views from the top were great.

hiking
10 months ago

Short and sweet. Great mountain and lake views. Would definitely do this trail again.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Trails are well maintained and marked. Some steep grades but manageable for all levels The views from the top were spectacular of Loon Lake and Gore in the distance! Quick hike as well!

hiking
10 months ago

Part of the Chester Challenge 2nd trail for our family Although the hike was nice the trails are quite confusing They are well maintained, the view on top was ok but pretty obstructed.

hiking
10 months ago

I'm trying to get the Chester Challenge finished and this trail was easy considering my bum knees, but I push through. I did the Eagle and Cougar trails. Nice, peaceful hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Perfect for a quick hike! The view at the top is amazing!

walking
10 months ago

This is a very short trail but has great views! Perfect to do with Kipp Mountain right down the road and some of the other Chester Challenge mountains for a full day of hiking. I brought my dog and they were nice short walks for him.

11 months ago

Beautiful little area. Strange maps. Short hike good for a quick outing.

hiking
11 months ago

I recorded the Cougar Hill loop, but I also walked on about 1/2 of the nature trail. Easy hike around the loop, trail is clearly marked. The mosquitoes were out, there is a lot of streams and water. Seems like a trail I'd like to come back to in the winter and try cross country skiing.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I knocked off a star because I almost got run over by a dirt bike, but this is a terrific place for a walk with kids or a nice trail run. Mostly flat with lots rolling hills and meadows, or you can walk along the flat dirt road with a sturdy jogging stroller.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

great trail great run.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Nice walk ..rated easy not moderate great for beginners

trail running
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nice little find. Parking lot is across the street from trailhead. 1st 1/4 mike was paved trail before I saw a drop in on the right. Saw several deer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I'm sorry but maybe not my cup of tea this trail is for the intermediate hiker

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

you can feel the evil just walking up the path. very large trees that look to be over a 100 years old. not sure what went on in there so many years ago. it's a great place for mountainbikers.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pretty good

walking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Did this for the first time. Nice trail. Peaceful woodsy with nice nature views. Occasional rocky or muddy areas but everything tolerable. Look forward to doing this one again....maybe next time I'll bring the dogs :)

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