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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
16 days 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
16 days 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).

2 months ago

camping
6 months ago

Great campground. Everything you could want, hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, horseshoes, primitive sites, shower sites and hookups. Far Far away. Loons.

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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!