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6 days ago

Oh my gosh, this is amazing :) Definitely something to plan for though, good shoes, plan on getting dirty and tired. It's June and we hiked through a little mud and a big chunk of snow. I would say it's a little harder then a moderate hike. It's pretty up hill at some points, but when you get there it's so worth it! I can't wait to go again! More exploring next time!

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18 days ago

Nice hike with LOTS of off-shoot trails. I ended up branching off the mail loop road after about 1 mile onto the Elk Skull Trail (rated as "Difficult", but very short), from there to the Fern Creek [I think??] Trail (also rated as "Difficult") which eventually led me back to the main loop road. Very beautiful, lush, shaded route with a sea of ferns the whole way. Personally wouldn't say the trails were "difficult", but definitely steeper and more remote then the main loop road - they parallel the main loop road, just sit deeper in the woods. Hope this all makes sense!

Will definitely come back and do some more exploring.

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28 days ago

Amazing and beautiful hike. Shaded the majority of the way. We followed the "red line" on the map to the "T" and it was about a 7.75-8 mile hike. Not sure why it says 5.9 on the description and loop. If we would have had time we may have enjoyed the river a bit...maybe next time.

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28 days ago

Great hike. However the app took me further down the road to a locked gate. This hike actually starts at the Rooster Rock Trailhead. At the junction at the top go left to Rooster Rock or go right for Pechuck Lookout.

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1 month ago

more snow than expected approx 1 mile into the trailhead. it was beautiful.

5/8/17
Road signs up to trailhead are missing their white arrows at junctions, so look carefully.
Trail starts out clear, but 1/2 mile in you start to encounter snow up to a few feet deep. After following the old road for a little over a mile, you'll cross a large stream, trail starts in the forest to the right just past this around the curve (easy to miss). Trail is not marked (saw a few pink ribbons/cut trunks) and is still covered in snow (gps and map help). We left cairns where we could, but turned back after a few miles as snowshoes were needed higher up. New vault toilet at trailhead has yet to be installed/unlocked.

Great hike. Trails are well marked.

Couldn't find it road was blocked off

hiking
3 months ago

snowshoeing
3 months ago

why is this marked with off road driving?

love the view from the top. Beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

awesome views!