Great variety. The hike up round bald road to the AT is steep. A few places with a view but mostly a walk in the woods. On the AT you start out in a forest setting and a little more level ground. As soon as you get to the split in the trail for exposed ridge trail or bad weather trail, take the exposed ridge trail. Your hike will change to a very rocky trail. Climbing up rock stairs and a Little Rock climbing as well. The view along the exposed ridge trail is fantastic and worth the work. I went as far as the point where the two trails come back together and headed back on the bad weather trail. It’s a level walk in the forest wit no view off the mountain. All in it made the hike 10 miles instead of 7 as stated. See my recording. A very good work out and a great variety of hiking surfaces.

The road up to round bald cut down from two lane asphalt to a one lane rock road near the start of the trail.