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Took my 3 dogs on a walk in late afternoon. Def watch the spiderwebs in your face... a stick works well or for me I had my tall husband to walk ahead of me ;) Nice easy walk: some roots and rocks and a few inclines but nothing too difficult. Very pretty area, covered in trees and partially along the river.

Absolutely the perfect hike for me and my children. They loved it. Also you must go into the town of Saluda, have some awesome restaurants for lunch. Cute train depot museum to visit that's free.

Pretty easy hike for what you get to see.

Short, but pretty good strenuous hike to the top. The Overlook was quite lovely. You could see for miles!

Lots of people there

What a fun place to enjoy the entire day. We went on a Thursday and for the second whitewater trip we did a big water class 4. ZIp lines and multiple ropes coarse were awesome!

I gave the trail 4 stars, but I'd give the wild life experience this trip 5 stars since about a quarter of a mile in, at the top of a wooded knoll, my wife and I came upon three spring born deer younglings that, surprisingly, did not turn tail and run. We observed each other for upwards of 10 minutes until our teenage daughter and her friend tramped noisily up the slope. It was quite a sight. Anyway, we did the loop from the horse trailer parking clockwise so the climb to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain was a nice mixture of gradual inclines interspersed with slightly steeper climbs--not bad at all. The occasional views of the Pee Dee River off to the right were nice and the open woodland and quartzite strewn landscape were pleasant to pass through. The backside trail was much steeper and the last third of the trail, before connecting with the Morrow Mountain Trail, was a mess of windfall trees with many, often quite difficult zig-zag up and down slope detours. It was challenging but certainly doable. The rest of the loop, especially where it coincided with the Morrow Mountain Trail was mostly pleasant rolling hills and a good rest after the climb and somewhat tricky decent. While the views are not spectacular, the landscape and its fauna and flora is interesting even in this rather interstitial season. Spring, when the Mountain Laurel is blooming, and late Autumn with the changing foliage, are usually more spectacular here!

good trail well maintained good cardio-challenge with the up and down...whew.trail is trashy in spot though

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e traveled to Brevard North Carolina from Buffalo NY for a hiking trip and this was an Amazing Hike!! The view at the Summit was breath taking, 100% worth the effort up! This is one I recommend when anyone hikes is Pisgah! The photos I took from the top does not do it justice!! This should be on everyone's bucket List

Well-maintained and well kept. The southern restroom is clean but waterless. The other restrooms are much better. Great ride for the family. Gets more crowded as you head north but what do you expect for free?

This is a nice trails that meets up with the loop trail. Nice picnic spot at the top

There's a reason this is so popular. Get going before 9:30 to avoid too many people.