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muddy
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rocky
scramble
13 hours ago

Hiked this trail on day 2 of backpacking after camping at Marcy dam. Had the brilliant idea to leave our 40+lb packs at the base and just hike the summit with day packs. Obstructed view from summit, very muddy and rocky herd path going up.

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13 hours ago

Hiked this coming off of Mt Colden on our last day backpacking after 4 days. Very rocky and slow going around Avalanche Lake, eases up a bit past the lake into the pass. Then once you hit Marcy dam and head to the Loj it's cake!

hiking
rocky
scramble
13 hours ago

Very challenging hike with rewarding views. There are areas on the way up to stop and take in the sites. The foliage is stunning! We took the red trail up. It was rocky with a lot of scrambles. We took our time and enjoyed the challenge. I advise wearing a good pair of hiking boots with good tread to transverse the rocky terrain. We opted to take the trail to the pond, thinking we would have time to circle back around to go to the summit but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time. This part of the trail was much easier to hike being that it was mostly flat. After leaving the pond, we continued on the blue trial. Having a hiking stick is a good idea as the terrain is all large rocks with several slick, rock faces to get down. It took us over an hour to descend but we were taking our time and being very careful. Overall, a hike that will give you a good workout and the opportunity to see the stunning foliage.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
13 hours ago

First time backpacker here.... Camped at Lake Arnold and headed up the east side of Mt Colden with a 40+lb backpack! Strenuous but doable. Great views at the top. Hike down the west side was terrifying and I can't imagine trying to go up that way, especially with a full pack. Took much longer than anticipated and ended up exhausted at the juncture for Lake Colden. After 3hr hiking in the dark, had to make an emergency shelter on the trail (no flat area, trail was on a steep incline next to lake) with a tarp and try again at sunrise. Was thankfully able to complete the 5.8 mile leg from Lake Colden to Loj in about 7hrs. Trail around Avalanche Lake was very rocky and slow going. This hike was day 4 and my body had had enough!

on The Pinnacle

hiking
rocky
16 hours ago

Nice 25 min hike up that definitely gets your heart going. Views were amazing!!! Coming down watch your footing, lots of loose rocks.

Have a lot of fun today, easy trail, well maintained, amazing views

We encountered a black bear on this trail. Luckily, you have pretty good visibility of what’s ahead so we saw him and we were able to turn around and walk briskly back to the trailhead. Pretty walk through the woods to see some changing leaves. It’s mostly flat just a short hill in the beginning.

hiking
17 hours ago

Beautiful and secluded pond. If you want water and views with ease then this is your hike! Great scenery of the surrounding mountains! Takes about 20-25 min each way. Nice, fun, easy hike. Though, there were a couple of trees down along the way (10/11/19), it wasn't a big issue. Otherwise, perfect for almost anyone! Would surely recommend.

Great trail, you get 4-5 great views along the summit and red trail for your effort. we took blue trail up (through the quarry) and red down. be careful sliding on wet leaves and rocks on the way down.

Great trail during the fall! The view is beautiful. The wind especially is very rewarding from the top. Took about 4.5 hours to do cascade and porter then go back down.

hiking
18 hours ago

We hiked this trail on 10/10/19 with our dog. The fall foliage was spectacular. We only saw a couple of people and the view was amazing. The hike was fairly easy and only the last 1/4 mile was steep.

hiking
18 hours ago

A steep hike but well worth the view on a clear day. Almost 360° views at the top without even going up the fire tower.

A nice short hike, the bear slides are pretty. There is a pretty waterfall just to the right off the trail about 3/4 of the way in. We had to listen for it to find it, although little, worth taking a stop to check it out.

Worth the 2.5 mile uphill hike...it was abit overcast thankgoodness. Or i think i wouldnt have completed it on a hot summer day. The view was spectacular!!! I was a happy hiker.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
20 hours ago

The majority of this trail was all rocks and many of them were wet which make the accent and descent difficult. took a little over 2 hours to the top which had 360 views and was incredible! We spent some time at the top and took a little over an hour and a half to hike down. Overall, the trail was difficult but doable and the view was worth all the effort!

Definetely do not start where the app tells you, start in Mercy College and park your car near by and you need a mountain bike

A loop that is worth it. Colvin offers very nice views. From Colvin to Blake, the trail offers a good challenge, a good descent and .... a good climb. Nippletop is my favorite among the 4 peaks, a breathtaking view of most of the highest peaks of the Adirondaks. From Nippletop to Dial and back, not very difficult and less muddy. Note that it is rather around 30 km in total and not 27 as indicated on Enfinil.

hiking
20 hours ago

Amazing foliage from Giant Ledge! Well marked and easy to stay on the root. It seems foliage in Catskill is almost peak on 10/12.

Very enjoyable trail, easy moderate walking for the first half, second half becomes a little steeper. Great trail for dogs, my pup had a blast. View from the top was spectacular, almost feels like you’re on a high peak! Basically no mud, overall awesome hike!

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