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A few significant trees down through the trail right now. A little scrambling and you can get around them though.

I will do this one again in daylight sometime instead of midnight so I can see the views it's famous for. I will say it's pretty steep, and slow going in March when the ground has anywhere from 2-12 inches of snow on it. Also very windy so maybe don't go when it is sleeting out unless you're in need of a serious exfoliation. What can I say, Ingress is a strange game

Great hike. The hike, however, was difficult through the snowy area near the top. A steady uphill grade all the way. Would love to do it again in the summer.

Tragically, the bare hillsides have been appropriated as unofficial shooting ranges. The entire trail (not just the hillsides) is littered with detritus from recreational gunfolk, and the noise was inescapable. Obviously no wildlife was present, not even a bird in sight.
This being said, the lookout point might be worth the short walk on a weekday when, hopefully, nobody's shooting.

Not a bad little hike. First half of loop is a nice work out for the legs.

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3 months ago

This is a great little out and back. We went while it was a little snowy and it was amazing!

hiking
4 months ago

It was a lovely short hike.

I started at the North Ridge trail and went up to the peak, then down East Ridge, and home using the 2005 road. A beautiful November day, though it had rained a lot recently and the gravel road leading in from Rt. 20 was showing damage. I was in a Camry, but I wouldn't wanna take the family wagon up that way. Beautiful state...can't wait to see more!

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5 months ago

Easy hike with kids, lots to see and explore.

Great Fall hike with my teenager. Nice mix of wooded areas and views across the valley. Interesting things to look at and talk about along the way.

Beautiful views! It didn't really feel like a mile. Would love to come back for sunrise/sunset