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It's a longer hike if you park at the end of the road. It's easy and mostly flat all the way to the trail that leads to the mountain. The stairs near the top need repair but otherwise a safe hike with a beautiful view at the top of what actually does resembles an elephant head.

backpacking
6 months ago

Nice hike if camping at Meacham Lake campground. I parked at the entrance and walked all the way in but the actual trail is about a mile in so you can drive to it there is a decent size place to park. Has a nice view of Titus lake when at the end of the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

I feel poorly about giving this trail such a low rating, because I've done it and enjoyed it in the past. However, I recently brought my daughter and young sister here to hike and we were unable to hike here. At the first trailhead by the road we noticed quite a few bees so we decided to continue driving up the rough trail to the second trailhead, and there were still so many bees. I did not feel safe taking either of them out and risking them being stung. I noticed another review from some time ago that mentioned the bees as well.

However I will add that I hiked this mountain last summer around late July - early August and did not see any bees like we did a couple weeks ago (which would have been late June).

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Great easy hike with a good view at the summit. Awesome for children or a first time.

Most people park at the first little area right off Route 30 and walk the road to the trailhead. However, you can continue further down the road and find a few parking spots off the side. Or if you are dead-set on just doing the trail itself, you can drive all the way to the trailhead and park there.

walking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nice and easy walk. A few ups and downs on mostly paved path. Nice parking area.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Nice little walk/hike! Would be good for kids and dogs. I think it's important to note that on the day I went there were lots of ground bees out for whatever reason. I got stung once and several other hikers told me they did too. Beware if you're very allergic!

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I enjoyed the walk but confess to being slightly underwhelmed by the Vista. I'm certain it's lovely, but it's so overgrown at this point that I could see much of it. Could use some TLC.

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I'm still not sure I did this hiking trail correctly. I parked right off of the road and then walked for about 3 miles on a sandy road that I thought was the trail (and was a little disappointed) then randomly came upon the trail head marker just as I was about to give up hope. The last half mile hike was lovely! But knowing I had a fairly boring 3 mile walk back to my car was a bit distracting.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nice hike, 4.25 round trip from first parking spot. Hiking on sandy road until last half mile then up a narrow, mildly steep root filled path. Great view of Lake Titus from the top.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

Nice hike. If you have a truck and can drive in, it's not as long of a hike but the road is pretty rough and I would not recommend taking a car in.

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Fun trail, but it needs some care. A lot of the trail markers have fallen or vandalized; I find myself losing the trail often. Still, a great hike and a ton of fun!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

it's a paved trail and a great morning or evening walk if your staying in or visiting Malone.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

good afternoon hike if your around Malone.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Very easy for kids!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

trail markers up on pinnacle trails are great

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

This is one of the best quick hikes. About an hour up and 20 minutes down! The trail continues for better views if you cross the rocks to the far side. Approximately 40 steps brings you to another rocky opening with beautiful views.

hiking
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great hike from Meacham Lake campground. Very easy walk for first 1.5 miles, leading to gradual slope with some steep climbing near the top.

hiking
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Easy hike, perfect for children, especially as a first hike or climb. Beautiful in the fall with all the gorgeous reds and yellows in the trees. Very cool set of log stairs for which I have a photo of. Nice sitting rock at the top. Very quiet. Can get muddy in spots, when we went it was quite muddy at the top. Very nice view.

hiking
Sunday, March 10, 2013

I started near the highway and walked up the access road to the actual trailhead. From there it's a short, easy jaunt to a hilltop, with a view of Lake Titus. There's a picnic table at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

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