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1 month ago

This trail provides a good workout on a warm summer day. The trail is heavily shaded and primarily winds through the forest. The trail is well marked with green "M" tags on the trees and very easy to follow, even with the trail intersecting other trails in the park. Leashed dogs are permitted and there are a few easy stream crossings. I did this hike the Sunday before Labor Day and encountered a few other hiking pairs, but it was overall a quiet and peaceful hike. There are a few stretches of incline to increase your heart rate but nothing overwhelming or discouraging. About halfway through the loop you can cut the hike short by turning onto the Main Park Road.

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1 month ago

The main trail of Highland Forest has been one of my favorite weekend hikes for months now. It's not challenging if you hike regularly, but has enough gains and distance to get a good workout. Overall the trail itself is well maintained. I was impressed that the thorny brush was recently cut back all the way into the furthest sections. If there was recent rain, the trail will have some deep muddy areas like any other cny trail. There aren't any open scenic views at the higher points, but the forest is nice to get immersed in. During the week, I've had the trail virtually to myself. There's also plenty of chipmunks, frogs, toads, snakes, and deer to look for.
Highland was one of the most convenient trails I used in my recent preparations for hiking to the summit of South Sister, in Oregon. I also did hikes in Oregon to acclimatize. Highland is not remotely in the same league, but I made use of what trails I could access as life and time permitted. I will keep hiking Highland, and several other trails, before I hike Mount Marcy in October.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed this hike on Father’s Day weekend. We passed no one on the trail. It was moderate for our son, whom is 4.5. He completed the hike in its entirety, which was doable with breaks ( we stopped two times for a snack and a drink break). We enjoyed the change in incline and the scenery. The trails are all marked well and maintained. We did cross over one bridge that was in need of much repair, however it seemed as though it was being set for work relatively soon. I would recommend brining a pack with snacks if you are bringing your kiddo(s). All in all a good hike. Completed in plenty of time to venture into a nearby town for a late afternoon lunch. Don’t forget to pay the 3$ entry fee.

Started in misty cloud, ended in sunshine. Considered the amount of wetness, I was pleasantly surprised there were no mosquitoes! Very nice park. $3 entry fee per person.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Beautiful hike through the woods with a well balance of inclines, declines, as well as level terrain. I would rate the overall trail as moderate, this coming from an average hiker who exercises on a regular basis. I did the entirety of the main trail in just over 4 hours with some breaks along the way.

The lodge at parking area offers maps and clean restrooms as well as a nice view before you even begin the hike on the main trail. I just now noticed the description indicates that there is a waterfall on this trail. We must have missed this as we only witnessed some crossing streams on occasion. Other than the main lookout at the lodge the main trail does not have any major lookouts but was still an enjoyable woods trail.

A few spots with mud and higher weeds, but the path was extremely well marked and easy to follow. About halfway through the main trail there is an outhouse should that be a need along your way.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

My family and I attempted the Main Trail 3 times before finally completing it this spring! Easy terrain but can get muddy sometimes.

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