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This was a difficult hike mostly up steep terrain. Coming down is slippery -bring walking sticks. I would call this more than moderate difficulty.

hiking
12 days ago

For sure one of the more difficult hikes we have been on. It was a challenging hike but very rewarding and beautiful at the summit. Prepare to get your heart rate up. Great for older kids...not for younger ones....and our King Charles loved the hike....recommend for all but bear in mind...this is no cake walk!

Hadley was a lot steeper than I was led to believe. The view at the top was worth it though! My Fitbit tracked it to be more than 4 miles, not the 3.4 listed above.

Awesome hike, Decent incline- Worth the views. check out the back side once at top, awesome views!

Steady incline for most of the hike with several areas being solid rock with no ground covering (which we referred to as sidewalk). Great views but quite busy!

I hiked this trail last weekend as the first stop (chosen at random) for the Firetower Challenge. Fairly straight forward, it was steeper than I expected at some points but I’m also pretty out of shape. Views were amazing up at the fire tower and the steward was friendly and helpful in answering everyone’s questions. Lots of dogs and kids on the trail that day, which was nice to see. I would definitely hike it again.

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28 days ago

Love hiking Hadley in the fall. Awesome views!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with a great 369 view. Trail was easy to follow but a steady slope starting right at the trail head and continuing to the top. Trail was dry throughout the climb today, buggy at times.

great hike, kind of steep, but not extreme. good hike to get warmed up early in the season for longer, more strenuous hikes.

Pretty straight forward hike. Harder than I thought. View at top was worth it.

Great one for a short hike to a firetower and a good vista

Beautiful day and gorgeous hike. The trail is easy to follow. It was still a little chilly at the top but it was perfect.

spectacular hike with great views. there was a steward working when we arrived. we learned a lot about the area

I'm pretty fit and active and I found this mountain a challenge. pretty steep the whole way up with little relief but the views make up for it. didn't stay at the top for very long as the flies were killer!

Took my sister up for her first hike ever. Incredible views! Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Black flies up top we’re insane though!

another great little hike.. great views at the top.. with a bonus Fire Tower.. up and down in an hour and 45 minutes.. there are some steep sections though.. would definitely recommend this hike.. to anybody in good condition

A good workout for a nice day

Loved the trail. Beautiful view on the top. It was a little steeper than expected

I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone who's physically active. I, however, just had a child, and was not prepared for how steep the trail was. all in all, it was a beautiful hike, the trek back down was a little unnerving though due to the steepness.

This 50 something just started hiking a couple months ago and it was a little ambitious for my 5th or 6th hike.

The wet bare rock was slipery so it took me a little more time than it should have because I was being very careful.

Unfortunately there was heavy fog so the effort to the top didn't reward me with the beautiful views.

Much steeper than I expected, it was very beautiful even though it was extremely cloudy that day. Hike down was easier than I thought.
The tower was ok very narrow. Not great for my fear of hights

A family favorite! Nice incline and you're up in one hour! The fire tower is a bonus as is the annual summer steward. Last year's steward was ah-mazingly friendly and always offering to take group photos. He also gave us a tour of his "home" at the top - that was a first. The group that maintains Hadley Mountain is second to none. It is always pristine. Parking lot is typically full but lots of parking on the road, always available.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was tougher than we anticipated for 5 relatively fit adults and kids and a small dog. Markers would have been useful. Amazing views from the top of the mountain and always people willing and able to take pics. Overall a good hike but make sure you have good hiking boots and plenty of water! The way down needs quite a bit of concentration as the terrain is rough, slippery and steep..

We hiked Hadley yesterday (May 12th) Although, it was a bit chilly, it was a perfect hike. The trail is well marked and clean. There was no snow or ice and almost completely dry. It would be a good hike to do with kids... not very difficult at all. It took about an hour or so up and about 45 min down. Beautiful view. The fire tower was closed, but you can still climb it.

hiking
3 months ago

The quality of the view totally outweighs the climb up! Consistent, but no rough sections. We should have to work harder for a view like that! Climbed the Firetower on a windy day for a memorable experience!

hiking
3 months ago

Great 2 hour hike, lots of fun. Good views at the top with an accessible fire tower. Slippery in some area because of recent rain fall but, otherwise, a lot of fun.

Hiked on 5/2/2018 in beautiful weather low 80’s. Trail was pretty groomed and very rocky in some spots. Once at the summit the views were amazing. Windy as all hell but still went to the top of the fire tower. 3 hours round trip!

Just did this, great views little mud no ice or snow nice hike

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked Sunday 4/22, trail definitely needs some love but decent hike. Still a bit of snow in places but more than do-able.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. But when we got to top it was freezing raining out and cloudy. We couldn't see anything.

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