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A relentless steep climb up the mountain but well worth it!

1 month ago

Snowshoes have packed the fresh snow. A nice meander through pines on a narrow trail. Watch your head on tree leaning over the trail.

We did this hike because we had to cancel on our scheduled hike. This was a decent hike that gave you views overlooking Warrensburg.

2 months ago

Pretty tough incline to start if you have a lot of gear. The hotel ruins are beautiful and fun to explore. Hike down to echo lake for a night or two of camping. Lots of available campsites along a trail around the lake. Views from the fire tower are great as well.

Awesome trail for my nine year old and me.

3 months ago

Nice trail for a family walk. Trail has views of lake for the majority of the hike. Nice Pine forrest and waterfall. Some muddy spots but easy 3 mile walk.

Hiked Thanksgiving day. Saw one young lady and a hunter. Completely socked in as she called it and she was right. At 3:00pm there was not one view to be had. Left a few stones and crystals Ive been waiting to place up there for years and quickly made my exit. Will be back for views. Bring traction. Winter is here for sure.

Went up in mid November and it was already snowy and icy at the top. Beautiful.

Basic non-scenic Jeep trail up and back but the abandoned hotel, fire-tower and views at the summit are worth the hike.

Steady incline to the tower, but once you reach the top you get the amazing 360 views. The descent towards devils path is rewarded being surrounded by pine forest. The second day, diamond notch falls was nice with the sun rise hitting coming through the trees hitting the water.

This is an easy hike and great trail to take dogs. 8.1 miles but nothing crazy challenging.

4 months ago

Nice afternoon hike. Took us about 1 hour 40 minuets. Able to view the lake just about the entire loop. Nice waterfall.

This was my first mountain hiking and it was beautiful ! Steep but no to bad, it was all worth it!!!

Very pretty creeks. Nice views from the hunter mountain fire tower. Lots of great tent sites at John Robb shelter. One good one at diamond notch. Nothing at devil's acre.

Started at prospect st parking lot and went up orange summit trail. Pretty steep in some sections but it only took about 22 minutes to get up. Then went over the top and followed the orange trail until the purple trail. If you keep following orange you end up on Hackensack st. Great quick hike for me and my dog. 55 minutes for the whole thing.

Great views from the top with various lookout points on the east side and at summit. Problem here is the trail branches off in multiple directions and more than once and at those branches, their is literally no direction as to where that branch is going to take you. I advise you use your GPS or download the AllTrails app and use that to help guide you to reaching the summit otherwise you could easily get lost and get going in circles. The pond was more like a swamp; total letdown. East side climb (trail on the left side of the Prospect St. trailhead parking lot) is STEEP! If you want a really easy climb, take the trail to the right (where the big rocks are) of the Prospect St. parking lot and walk around the backside of the mountain to the west side and then climb. Short but steep (totally doable) climb from there to top.
The trail that starts on the right of parking lot is super, super wide and has four wheeler tracks everywhere; not a typical ADK mountain trail...and it would be quite good for trail running.
Finally, throw some serious deet on for this hike; I skipped it, like a moron and so far have pulled 5, yes 5, ticks off of me, all around my head and neck. So yeah, there's that. I'll try and post a pic of one of the ticks so you know I'll telling the truth. I started pulling them off at the summit; first sign of them there.

Was a great hike . The view on top of mountain was Beautiful . I climbed my first Fire Tower here today !

great hike....harder than Arab, but very doable....we are far from experienced hikers....go and enjoy the view...especially in the fall

I rate this trail as moderate. Great for night hikes as well as dsy hikes. Lots to explore with the old buildings. Great views from the overlook and firetower. One of my favorite hikes to bring people on. Five stars.

awesome hike

Nicely marked and well kept. Beautiful views!

great ride.....

So where it is marked is a little miss leading. You will park at the Pathways entrance but a little down it splits off to this one which is a side trail running closer to the water. Other than that the trails (Pathways and Double) are nice. I wouldn't suggest taking young kids on the Double because you have to cross part of the river/stream but it is actually nice.

5 months ago

Excellent hike with kids, ages 4 and 6. We went around myosotis lake and had a great time.

I'm slowly introducing my 9yr old daughter to hiking. this was our 2nd outing and she loved it. she though the falls were great and we saw a couple of young deer along the way which added to your excitement.

Beautiful grounds. Simple easy walk.

Very muddy when just taken. once The trail to Esther begins it is pretty easy aside from the deep mud and water. Summit is less than idea with views actually better at the false summit. Very little view once on the top aside from neighboring Whiteface. You haven't reached the top until you find the plaque!

Beautiful! I would say this is the best bang for your buck among all of the fire tower trails we've done so far. It took us ~45 minutes to climb up. Trail is pretty steep but not difficult. It just keeps going up!
Not very wet and had great views from both the tower and the rock face summit. Would hike again!

The hardest part of this hike was figuring out where to park/start walking. Most, if not all, of the trailhead markers in the park were unlabeled when I visited last week.

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