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hiking
1 hour ago

This is a great local trail I always enjoy. It’s great for families and kids, definitely on the easier side. The river is always so pretty and awesome to listen to as you walk!

Very gradual ascent. Perfect hike for a sunny day as most of the trail is covered by trees.

Beautiful views on both sides of the mountain. The path shown is the beginning of a lot of other trails on this mountain. I went a short distance down 2 separate ones. One of which led me to meet my first rattlesnake. This was a great hike! I hope to be back soon!

Hiked this trail less than a week ago. Well worth the views. Needed microspikes to get to the peak. You will get your feet wet on this trail

Great trail perfect for a nice long hike during the week. Gets very crowded on weekends and they stop letting people in after a certain threshold. $5 per car usually on the honor system.

Great trail and a wonderful hike. Some areas were a bit muddy but had logs to help get across. The water was fun to play in and and there were lots of crawdads and fish in the water that the kids enjoyed observing. When the trail is on the eastern park of the creek there are plenty of access points to get in the water.

What a fantastic, 3ish hour hike, there and back, without stops. Steady but manageable climb until the last 1/4 mile. That’s when the fun starts great view at the end. Bugs are enjoying the nice weather too!

hiking
washed out
4 hours ago

Nice trail. The end of the wide-flat part means you are about halfway! Tons of water on the trail right now, which will no doubt improve throughout the summer. It can get oppressive at times. A handful of step-ups are thigh high. A lot of bumps/potholes on the way in. Have fun!

hiking
closed
4 hours ago

Is this trail closed?

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 hours ago

Went Monday, June 1st. Started out sunny, soon become clouds, but was a great view and ascent nevertheless. Mostly dry, some muddy areas on the way up! Took the Lk trail down and the rocks were tough, but once you got through it, smooth sailing. Challenging hike and lonesome lake was just beautiful. Would love to have been able to spend more time if we didn’t arrive too late. Also, bring some layers for the summit! Was chilly.

hiking
5 hours ago

Beautiful hike!

hiking
bugs
5 hours ago

Amazingly beautiful trail!! Pretty uphill, and lots of rocks, so wear supported shoes! The top was amazing and beautiful place to have a sandwich with friends! Lots of opportunities for pictures, and videos. Two cons: was pretty hot, but went mid day beginning of June, so expected. And SO. MANY. BUGS. Everywhere hitting your face flying in your ear, bring lots of bug spray! The whole trail up they were following us, until the top

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 hours ago

Fantastic trail! The first mile or so was definitely strenuous, but it levels out when you get to the top of the mountain. Definitely worth it all to get to the lake. No cell service so make sure you study/know how to read your map. The yellow trail on the way back was perfect with amazing views from Hawk Cliff.

Amazing trail. Easy and great views. 100% worth it on days with a lot of visibility, the view from Hamilton point was breathtaking.

Great trail just have a couple of snakes

Steep all the way up, but no scramble. Absolutely worth it for the views!

Nice moderate trail. It is a bit confusing & easy to get off path. Keep this map going & go on a busy day to chat with other hikers so you stay on path. The views are spectacular.

Nice 2 mile out and back

Super easy trail and fairly flat. The trail is a great one-way connector for the Fire Tower Trail. The other trail would normally leave you walking on the road to make a full loop. This trail provides a quick shortcut that feels like a justified hike. Some portions of the trail are narrow but still easy.

The hike in the beginning is pretty steep with some distance between steps. It levels out and is overall a moderate hike. The tower is great for a quick picnic to finish out the hike. Be warned: the trail doesn’t loop around. It ends in a camp ground but can easily be connected with the River Trail that is .7 miles and just down the road.

Beautiful views. Very rocky! Definitely wear good hiking boots. More like 8 miles

running
7 hours ago

Ran the 23 miles last week, first half was with my dogs and second half was solo. I started in Wellfleet and ran to the end. It’s a lovely path, well maintained and full of friendly people. I’m giving it a 4/5 only because I like to rate trails on the ability to run with dogs as well. My two have ran with me since they were able to run and are very good on leash, but running with tons of bikes passing each direction was a little tough. Some bikers got a little too close to us for comfort which is why I asked my husband to pick them them half way. But, all in all it is a great trail to run, walk, bike or rollerblade!

Fun tough hike. We followed the red path this shows and it was 10.5ish miles. It was more than we thought bc it says 8, but still nice. Also very poorly marked. Had to use the app pretty much the whole time. But a beautiful hike nonetheless

hiking
rocky
snow
7 hours ago

Amazing view at the end! Got to the trail around 930 am, and found one last parking spot. Headed out around 945, and made it to the lake by 11:15. The lake and Mountain View’s are amazing. Lots of moss and trees on the way up, and a couple waterfalls too! We attempted to walk LEFT around the lake, but saw a snow covered area and didn’t want to risk slipping, so we went RIGHT around the lake. Some kids were even jumping into the water! I’d agree with moderate hike. Got my HR up, but not extremely difficult by any means.

Trail open and a great river crossing a couple tough spots near the river were muddy and washed out but more fun than difficult just pick a good line

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