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Breathtaking views at the summit and several points on the way up as well. The trail is clearly marked and well traveled. Steady uphill climb with some rocky parts to keep it interesting. I went to see the fall foliage and was not disappointed in the slightest!

Nice hike to the top, Did it in about a hour!! Beautiful views love fall!!

hiking
16 days ago

very nice, did with the family and it took me a while as I'm new at hiking. We did the trail with 6 kids, 2 dogs and 4 adults!

Easy and beautiful hike!
Took us around 3 hours with long stops.
Amazing summit view and all along the way, highly recommend!

Great hike. Very nice views of the high peaks.

Always a great hike with a wonderful view of the Adk and Lake Champlain.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this on 8/18/18. Nice new trail work, lots of information and clearly marked paths. Easy, quick hike to the top and the fire tower was open with a steward available for questions. It was VERY busy. Lots of large groups, lots of families with kids (kid-friendly hike), but also a large group of 20 or so people. Due to popularity I probably would not return unless it was off season.

Hiked on August 28th. Nice workout and a great view when you arrive at the Fire Tower! I was a bit disappointed that the tower was locked after climbing up. No big deal however, still got some nice pictures of the surrounding scenery and Lake Champlain off in the distance. Up and down in just a little over 3 hours.

Nice for the cardio....all the family follow even my 9 years old! Enjoy this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Took the new trail. Confirming I'm out of shape!

hike was great,as were the views, but the fire tower was locked when we reached the summit at around 430pm. I would have given it 5 stars if it was open

This is a nice quick day hike, not difficult at all. what great views at the top just wish the tower was open.

Gorgeous views, a few steep inclines but not too bad. Very kid friendly. The fire tower is better maintained than most, and there was even an informative steward at the top! Definitely worth seeing.

Hiked 9/27/17. It was unseasonably hot that day, even around 5:00 pm. There was no one else on the trail this day, so I had the mountain to myself. There are some very steep sections but the view at the top is beautiful. My garmin showed a total of 2.5 miles and it took me about 90 minutes round trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, trail was in very good condition and well marked. Appreciated the trail Steward's information and recommendations.

Nice trail. Good views in the middle and on the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a hike that I've done about 12 times. It was the first mountain that I climbed as a child and a climb that I do almost every year that I am back to my home town. It can be steep at times, but the path is well defined. It can be crowded at times and might best to hike on a weekday if you want to avoid a lot of people. Very kid friendly.

Great hike!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike up, lots of stairs but they help on the way down. Not too many bugs right now which was nice not to worry about. The fire tower cab was locked which was confusing because it's supposed to be open in the summer months, overall still enjoyable

hiking
3 months ago

Great Sunset hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Total distance from trailhead and back is actually closer to 3.25 miles. Great views from the summit and at various locations along the trail. Would definitely recommend the hike to others. As a heads up, there is almost no flat sections until the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

Steep, lots of rock stairs. Very fun hike. 1.5 miles to the lean-to, then 0.3 to the fire tower. Plenty of stopping points to look at great views and watch the trucks on the Northway.

hiking
3 months ago

Great moderate hike, some steep spots and great views at the top. Re-routing of ranger trail worked out welll with nice stone steps and there is a friendly, knowledgeable steward at the top during the summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked on 5/24/18. Took the Old Ranger trail on the way up. Ran into 2 swamps with the bridge floating in the middle due to flooding. Fairly easy hike when we ran into a Lean-to. Only about another half mile or so to the summit. Caught a beautiful sunset with pretty amazing views. My gf and I pitched our tent and decided to camp there for the night .Had a nice fire and relaxed , very peaceful and serene. However the wind was crazy during the night , kept waking up thinking we were going to blow away. Lol. This was our 16th fire tower as we’re doing the challenge. Sweet mountain. Highly recommend bug spray!

Superbe vue du haut de la montagne et de toute la région. Bon challenge durant la montée. Un pont a été emporté par l’eau donc nous avons traversé un marais par là dame de castor...chemin très bien entretenu.

hiking
4 months ago

Sunrise Hike 5/19/2018. Beautiful views of the sunrise over Lake Champlain. Old/new trail is 1.8 each way and starts off basically from the old trail head up rock steps for i would guess .75 - 1.0mi. then you level off a bit to the lean-to, after that its a minor ascent for .3mi more to the fire tower. the Western view is incredible as well, you can see some high Peaks in the distance. there is a longer less steep approach at the new trailhead sign about 200' down the road. Enjoy!

love this trail

We did the ‘new trail’ today, which is 2.5 mIles of well marked, well maintained trail. If you are in great shape, this hike will be a breeze. I am not, so it was a challenge but not at all unpleasant. Hardwood and mixed forest, bubbling brooks and beaver dams galore. A good combination of relatively flat walking and steep sections with great views once you get some height. Mostly open summit with wide open views to Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. We happened to be there at the same time as a couple of friends of Poke-o-moonshine and they allowed us up into the fire tower cabin. So thrilling!
Highly recommend this delightful 5 mile round trip hike!

birding
5 months ago

The trail is a creek right now. Rather than walk on the edge and create erosion, we did quite a bit of bushwhacking along the ledges on the way up and down. It ended up being a lot of fun! We found a bunch of interesting things!

hiking
5 months ago

If you are doing the 1.2 mile ranger trail straight up and don’t take the loop at the top to the left this is a tough climb right now. The way up was basically a riverbed with all the run off with several patches of sketchy snow and ice. We brought yaktrax for our shoes and still had trouble on the way down. Prepare for mud and wet shoes for a few more weeks here. The views from the top are great. I would rate this trail as hard in these conditions. I am also not convinced the 1.2 is accurate.

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