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6 hours ago

Life changing!!!!! — NOBO Hobbit 2018

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bugs
2 days ago

Great hike- very well marked. The first 4 miles up the mountain were hard. 3-4 very steep stretches closer to the top but impossible. Took about 2 hours. Also a few very rocky parts. Definitely a workout. On a sunny day bring a lot of water!!! The trip down- much easier. Was essentially downhill or flat the entire time. Much easier than the strenuous uphill. Took about an hour and a half. Overall so pumped that we did this!! A great hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Main entrance / parking lot is closed, we used the overflow parking area. Very pleasant hike, beware of roots. Visible and well marked trail.

hiking
8 days ago

The trail markers disappeared 6 times, so we turned back. The snow was also getting deeper.

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bugs
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rocky
14 days ago

Overall a great hike, we did not go to the summit as we were kinda on a time crunch(we were unfortunately misled by a friend about the distance of this trail) we just went up to the white rocks and the view was amazing! It was very muddy in some parts of the trail and we had to make our way around somehow, but was manageable. Lots of little streams you have to cross which makes it interesting. The trail overall is a gradual incline, and then 2 steeps right when you are coming close to the white rocks, however they’re not very long steeps. We would like to do this again this season and go all the way to the summit. With a few breaks, it took us about an hour and 1/2 on the way up and an hour down. WARNING: once you are starting out on the trail, their is a power plant nearby and there are a bunch of other trails that veer off in different directions. Chris and I started down a trail that wasn’t the correct one, however it still brought us back to the main trail. But with that being said, it added more time to our hike. Just pay close attention to the trail markers at the beginning

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muddy
15 days ago

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muddy
scramble
16 days ago

Many stream crossings, wicked steep areas, muddy bits, and white rock scrambles, which makes it more challenging and provides variety. At the higher elevations, there were also large sections of the trail that had turned into deep lakes (not mud, as the ground is pine needles on rock) and getting wet was unavoidable, but it had also rained the night before. Because this starts in Bennington, it got quite busy as the day went on, including big groups of teenagers hanging out in the bottom half mile or so, so I'd recommend going early.

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome hike! Very little traffic and a well marked trail. A very enjoyable time

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rocky
snow
19 days ago

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snow
19 days ago

Challenging hike, with more of a view at White Rocks than summit. Be prepared to cross some streams! Waterproof shoes highly suggested. About 2+ inches of snow toward upper mountain.

hiking
23 days ago

Nick’s review is spot on up to white rocks overlook. It’s another 1.2 miles to summit where views of Greylock to the S and Blackhead range to the SW can be seen. Most elevation gain is to white rocks with only about 450vf to summit. This part of the trail was my favorite as the trail is narrower and passes through some low lying vegetation. 1 or 2 steeps but not long. On 5/7/20 there was a bit of mud with herdpaths around them so guess they’re long-standing. Could use some bog bridges. Great hike!

We clocked 4 miles total. Took us about 2 hours in and back. First 35 mins is a straight incline from the road. Pretty difficult if you’re not in shape. We enjoyed the difficulty of it. Once you get up the steep hill it’s pretty flat for the next mile where you reach the Harmon Hill View- use the path to the right. There was a little fire pit and we sat at that area for 20 mins ate lunch and made the trip back. There’s another route you can take that’s straight past the sign that says Harmon Hill - we didn’t venture that way but looked like there was something else to visit and possibly a way out to another side. Overall great hike that gave us a good workout in a short amount of time. We have hiking sneakers with built in spikes and it seemed like they were very helpful going up the steep rocky incline. Also path isn’t very well marked. You will see faded white spray paint marks on some trees and that’s what you follow.

Great Trail! The beginning is the hardest part because it is quite steep but it only took me 30 minutes. After the steep part it flattens out and it’s a perfect nature walk. There are lots of split and fallen trees that were really cool to look at. I heard and saw lots of different birds. Specifically I saw a flock of about 10 blue jays and a lot of wood peckers, they were all so beautiful! It took my about another 30 mins to reach the look out and it was amazing! There is a small clearing with a fire pit, perfect for a little picnic. The way day only took about 45 minutes but I had made sure to take my time going down the steep rocks. All in all it took me about 1 hr 45 mins (including stopping pictures). I recommend this hike, it’s a little hard in the beginning but it’s short and definitely manageable for most moderate and up hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

For the first half of the hike we were being constantly passed by dirt bikes. very loud disruptive. After we passed the boundry into the national forest it got a lot better. Nice trail to the summit with a little snow at the top.

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snow
1 month ago

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snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I am out of shape

Great little hike to start off the season. Got it on a bluebird day. The trail did start out quite steep, so much so that it didn’t look like there’s much of a trail going up the slope from the road. When you look closer you can see the rock stairs going up at a steep incline. This section took us about 45 minutes-one hour, after which the trail plateaued beautifully. The summit was nice, with a view of Bennington and a somewhat obscured view of the Taconics to the left. There was some snow and ice pack towards the top of the steep section, but it was manageable in just hiking boots. It took us about 3 hours round trip.

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