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Tough terrain but definitely worth the hike. It took 8 hours and we didn't stop for a long period of time to eat or break. We were trying to ensure we got out before dark. We parked at Foster Falls and had Dorothy take us to Grundy to begin our journey.

on Savage Day Loop

1 day ago

this is the fourth time I've been to this trail. usually it's great but today the trail was closed due to dangerous conditions and fallen trees from a recent storm. We hiked anyway but encountered many obstacles that forced us off the main trail. We never made it to the falls due to impassable piles of large fallen timber, brush and branches. Heed the warning signs until they finally get the trail cleaned up and cleared again.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice leisurely hike. Great trail to run on. Fall foliage was beautiful. Trail was less traveled but well marked.

This is a challenging hike, but thoroughly enjoyable. Did this during middle of October and caught absolutely breathtaking foliage colors and views. Started Friday afternoon via the local mountain inn bed and breakfast (they will shuttle you up the road and let you park your car in their lot for $40 or so) around 3 pm. Camped the first night near the old location of the hotel from 1800s. Nothing much than a sign marking the history of the hotel and a pleasant smelling Christmas tree forest. Second night we stayed near red barn shelter just off trail (there is good water source here as well). Started packing up early Sunday morning (around 7am) and we were back at the car by noon Sunday at the bed and breakfast. Sunday morning’s climb was probably the toughest of the entire journey. A solid 1.5 hours (if you’re very diligent and minimal stopping) of steep incline and the weather on this particular morning was not our friend (high winds and freezing, a bit of ice blowing around). Recommend you be in good psychical condition to undertake this one. Very rewarding couple of days out on this portion of the AT. The end of this trail puts you back out at the road near the bed and breakfast.

hiking
3 days ago

Easy access but a very well kept secret, not a lot of traffic at all and it truly is a beautiful overlook. Perfect located for a picnic or sunrise/sunset hike

Not hard, moderate at best. No hard climbs, but a few of them add up. First one on the trail at 9:30 on a Sunday morning, lightly trafficked is accurate. I went after the leaves fell, so lots of crunching underfoot. I can see how it would be difficult after a solid rain, it was dry on my venture. No access to the lake unless you trailblaze a bit on your own. Different topography hiking along the ridge, but lots of time in the forest with not much to see. Lake is very pretty, but you’re never real close to it unless you go off trail.

Nice hike to do in the fall. We loved the water features along the way!

I didn't care for the trail. Too narrow of a trail, either pulling my dog behind me or he is pulling me out front. The gravel and bigger rocks were clunky and somewhat annoying. The trail meanders sometimes close to the lake, but then immediately takes you away from it. Just a couple of nice views, but other than that a fairly uninteresting hike.

Well kept trail and nice peeks at the lake throughout the hike.

hiking
3 days ago

I went with some friends that was fairly new at hiking. We got there about 10:30 in the morning and went on all the trials, some were very strenuous with climbing over boulder and rocks. My first time there and would do this again, the views were beautiful with the fall foliage in the area.

Paved trails with a smattering of nature trails make this a perfect family destination. Very well kept. Not hard enough for hiking.

It’s a good hike but just a heads up, the trails DO NOT allow dogs. Pets are only allowed on the paved roads

3 days ago

The scenery is fantastic, especially in Autumn when the leaves are changing. There are plenty of ups and down, but it's mostly uphill until you reach the midway point. There are a bunch of roots and rocks, some narrow points and such. Overall, it's a nice, fairly easy hike, but I could definitely see it being a bit slick after a rain, and there are some rocks that certainly looked stable until I stepped on them.

This trail was amazing. The overlooks are the best part. Make sure to keep going and go down to Fall Creek Falls to the base of the falls. All of it together makes for a wonderful day.

Easy walk and pretty view.

hiking
4 days ago

Be prepared for a bit of a climb but overall a really nice trail and the views at the top make it well worth it!

trail running
4 days ago

Fun trail. I went clockwise and got lost pretty early on and agree that signage could improve a little. I cant wait to go back. I enjoyed the diverse ecosystems that you get to experience throughout the run.

hiking
4 days ago

Did this one after the North and South Old Mac loop. Lots of people and kids playing in the creeks; wide, fairly flat trail. It's worth the time if you're at Frozen Head.

Hiked this loop with my dog. Went up South Old Mac, up to the Fire Tower, then down North Old Mac. If I did it again, I'd probably go up the North trail and down the South trail because South Old Mac was steeper. There aren't a lot of views or streams to enjoy on this hike, but it's a beautiful walk through the woods.

hiking
4 days ago

Probably one of the more impressive waterfalls I've seen. It's easy to lose the trail in between Virgin Falls and Sheep's Cave, so heads-up. I did this on a Thursday morning, and I only saw a handful of people the whole time. I had my dog with me, and we stopped at each waterfall for a bit, so it took me 5 or 6 hours.

Beautiful year round.

nature trips
5 days ago

beautiful in the autumn colors; peaceful in its isolation, almost other-worldly...

I enjoyed this hike. It is mostly easy with some steep hills. We chose this hike because we could bring our dog. The barns were beautiful. Not many people on a Thursday, early afternoon.

Good trail anytime except when it’s hot outside. If you take this trail during the summer months, bring bug spray suitable for the construction of another Panama Canal

This is a strenuous hike. lots of rocks and boulders. if you love water falls this trail has plenty of falls.

hiking
8 days ago

Good walk in the woods. Probably just missed the best fall colors. Well marked with good parking at the trailhead.

trail running
8 days ago

The trail is interesting but not very well defined. The worst part is that a lot of people use the trail to walk their dogs. They tend to ignore the leash requirement and make no attempt to pick up their pets' poop. There are poop bags available at the trail head, but I have yet to see someone with one in hand. Actually stepped on poop during one of my runs. I have run the trail a half a dozen times and have never seen any park staff on the trail nor any law enforcement in the area. Lovely place but poorly managed and insecure.

Nice well kept trail. Great views along the way. I was attacked by Chinese Beatles but otherwise enjoyable hike!

hiking
8 days ago

Falls was well worth the hike. Being from Michigan where it is flat, I was pretty tired the last half of the hike on the way out as I was not used to the up and down. Was not as in shape as I thought either. Lol. Also did some geocaching along the way. Very much enjoyed this hike.

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