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Loved this trail! Our favorite bit was the young pine grove near the end. Smelled like Christmas! It’s a bit tricky to find the entrance to the trail though. We ended up parking in the lot and taking the long trail entrance at the back of the lot and crossing the road. It’s not marked as the white rocks trail until you get a decent way up the mountain. Make sure to wear good hiking shoes and bring a walking stick as the trail gets a bit rocky.

1 month ago

Gorgeous views! Fabulous cool walk thru forest , very shaded.

This is a great trail. We took the trail head at the end of the parking lot and went to the White Rocks Overlook. Good work out. Nice moderate climb. We brought two dogs, off leash for most of the hike, and an 8 year old and it was great. The Cairn area was very cool. The views from the overlooks were great! We had a lunch up there and took our time before heading back down. This is a great hike that is a really good work out for moderate hikers and really fun for kids and dogs. Would do it again!

2 months ago

Great short trail to the ice beds.... spent some time climbing up the rocks. My girlfriend is from the area and spent a lot of time here as a kid. Got to do it in the fall and the foliage was an explosion of color

Winter snowshoe hike. Navigating was confusing because if you use the alltrails location, there's no parking, just the main road. maybe the snow prevented space. Went with Google maps "white rock recreation area". hiked up the 0.3 to a nice overlook.

I hiked this trail yesterday with a wonderful group of women, the trail was moderate with a slightly tricky river crossing, luckily a practical ice bridge and a downed tree a little up the the river from the trail made it possible to cross without getting wet or having to hop on rocksThe trail was icy and micro spikes are definitely needed right now. Nice views at the top and perfect weather!

Nice quick hike on a beautiful October day. Incredible foliage views from the overlook.

Great mid October hike. Views are definitely worth the hike up and I'm sure the cascade waterfall is spectacular during the Spring runoff.

Great hike. Nice, easy but challenging ascent rewarded by entrance into an amazing stand of soft conifer that opens up to a rock cairn museum! Short trip down to the cliff with spectacular views. After working up a sweat on the way up, make your way down to the Ice Beds portion of the trail for a "cool" location for lunch.

This was a great hike. Moderately difficult. Quite a challenge for my four year old son with points of steady rise and Boulder strewn terrain. Only moderately difficult for my six and eight year sons, & wife who is 32 weeks pregnant. The cold ice beds were very neat, and the stunning Vista views just off trail were gorgeous.

Great terrain and beautiful views. Took us (myself a friend and my 5 month old Lab) 1 hr 20 or so to get up, hour or less to get down on Saturday afternoon.

Pretty good hike - it was more of a workout than I expected. The view at the top is as good as your fear of heights I think. My fear is pretty high so I didn't get too close to the edge of the cliffs. It's a long way down. All and all a nice hike in the LT/AT.

It was intense! A nice challenge indeed

Sunday, August 06, 2017

I saw someone's review that said there is not much of a view. I think that person may have missed the left-hand turn to view the vista about .3 miles up. This is a stunning area. Especially fantastic if you can spend some time at the boulder cliff by yourself and be amazed. I didn't venture further as it looked pretty steep to go down after the vista, so I turned around. Still worth it.

Nice trail that leads to a view of the Green Mtns.

Nice trail for an afternoon hike. I don't agree with the hard rating. I'd call it moderate with a decent ascent.

Not as steep as I thought it would be, and earned this hike by first walking over to the Overlook and down to the bottom of the ice beds. On this hike just off the edge is a waterfall worth visiting, and the passage of through hikers on the Appalachian Trail. The summit rock garden, with rock cairns it's fun to explore. We enjoyed exploring the summit area and the triangle rock out of the far right edge was a great place to have lunch.

A quicker hike that lead to some of the best Green Mountain views. I'll be back!

This was a great hike, moderate is exactly right. Warning that you have to cross a stream - I'm sure it's usually manageable, but it had poured rain the day before so it was a legitimate rushing river. The water reached my upper thighs and I am almost 6' tall! Be prepared and be careful, the views at the top are worth it.

Enjoyed this hike a lot, not too many people on the trail and had some good views at the top!
I'll be back to hike it again

My first hike in Vermont. The view from the top was worth the hard climb. You have to hike out another .2 miles from the cairns to find the spectacular view, and its a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery when you find it. on the way back down we took a quick detour trail down to the waterfall. There is a sign marking the trail about .4 miles up grom the parking lot. Beautiful hike. I highly recommend it if you're in shape for the climb.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Hiked this trail after first completing the trip up to White Rocks. Had fun climbing up the ice bed

Loved this hike!!! Completed it in mid October and was rewarded with an explosion of color. Great views east and south....moderate hike and highly recommended

Wonder hike with My local hiking meet up group. The view at the top is breath taking. The trail is very steep. There is a nice shelter .3 off this trail for through hikers. I would do this again. There a stop on the way to the vista where people made rock towers. It's very spiritual !! I loved every minute of it. I put Facebook and Netflix down a took a hike, result was peace and serenity. What a concept.

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