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Short hike with great views!! Recommend bringing a sandwich or snack and enjoying the view for awhile! Little steep most of the way there. Totally doable.

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rocky
6 days ago

My husband and I went on this hike and we had a blast! It was definitely like a roller coaster with a lot of rocks and roots. I would suggest wearing some hiking boots and watching your step. It took us about 2.5 hours to complete the hike and we were going at a decent pace. Took a couple breaks for pictures and water. The view at the top was beautiful! This is definitely a hike we would recommend.

Hiked counter clockwise on a nice February day. The Sulphur Springs Gap trail was a bit muddy in the lower sections, but once past the second stream crossing, it becomes much easier. The trail signs appeared to be brand new, kudus to the team that maintains the trail system in this area. The views from the overlook are great. The shorter connector trail is much steeper and rockier, but not too bad. Overall an easy hike.

This was an amazing hike!! Well worth the extra 1.6 miles to go to the sand cave. Be careful when going in winter—the weather was in the upper forties but there was residual snow/ice that was pretty slick and made it hard to maneuver. The full distance will definitely wear your legs out by the end. It was uphill for a large portion, but not too bad if you take breaks. The views were definitely worth it, though!

Fun scrambling over the rocks, but the way down was just a long trek back to our car. Also would rate this as moderate. Wasn’t too hard.

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rocky
6 days ago

Beautiful views at the top!

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blowdown
6 days ago

Not my worst hike but not my favourite either. It was well marked but not in every area. I began at the end (going counter-clockwise) and would have preferred going in the other direction but didn't see the start (it's unlabeled but you start in the field, not the forest). There were a few unmarked split-offs, so if I wasn't following the AllTrails map, I'd have gone off trail. Not impressively scenic - more of a 'clear your mind by walking' kind of hike - especially with the limited cell reception. Not little kid-friendly because of drop-offs despite it being low-moderate. There are two trails connected to it but I doubt I'll be revisiting. If we do, it'll be in warmer seasons when the colours may make it more impressive.

hiking
6 days ago

This is a easy to moderate trail. Parts are definitely a bit steep. The most important thing is the trail head is a bit difficult to find. We drove right by it and then driving into the parking area was narrow with limited vision. The cabin can be rented. We saw a few woodpeckers. Beautiful day.

icy
muddy
snow
6 days ago

we hiked this trail in winter and enjoyed a snowy trail to the top and loved the views at the top. it is steep and slippery in snow but worth the trip!

icy
snow
6 days ago

we live close by this trail and found it via this App we did not know about it. We loved this hike so much! it has a gentle climb by switchbacks and even though the trail was narrow the path was well worn. the trail drops off on the sides in places so if you bring children you will need to watch them closely. We hiked in winter for good views and there was some snow on the trail. There is a stream as you start out and you will cross it 3 times via 3 foot bridges. be sure when you get to the top to go left at the hiking sign and continue all the way up via a loop to come back down to get the best view. There is a good place on top to sit and have a snack on some old concrete foundations that probably use to hold up an old fire tower.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
6 days ago

This was a fun hike today. It is quite muddy and be prepared for some smaller rock scrambles and steep climbs, as parts are washed out. We did the trail in reverse and didn’t find it overly difficult to stay on track, however, if you aren’t paying attention it is quite easy to lose the trail. Waterproof hikers are helpful as you have a couple of streams to cross, but not completely necessary. I wouldn’t bring young children on this hike though as there are some technical areas and we saw someone with l small children and even infants, and it was stressful watching them cross the river! Please don’t be those parents.

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muddy
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Super easy, family, including dog, friendly ! lots of wildlife. Even a playground at the end.

Nice trail beautiful day in February Only passed one person on the entire loop. Good terrain not to rocky

Nice easy little trail. A little steep at the end but nothing kids and elderly can't handle.

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muddy
6 days ago

Much more doable in the winter, but still a difficult hike. Better to get there early, like around dawn to avoid crowds. Enjoyable.

I agree with the previous reviewer. I was out there today and the road was almost unmanageable. I did make it to where the GPS said the trail head was, but it was just in the middle of the road with no parking. I went a little further and still didn't find anywhere to park. I also ended up bailing in favor of another hike.

Great afternoon walk

a good trail for some exercise. trails in good condition and no fee on a Saturday in February. we ran into 3 other groups but generally we had plenty of solitude. some nice views of the lake but nothing spectacular

The road to the trail is a huge problem. It’s not maintained by the state, so As of Feb 2020, it’s a one lane ski mogul slope. I had to abort and find another hike.

Enjoyed the trail today. It wasn’t hard. Completed in a couple hours and that was eating lunch and taking in the scenery and enjoying the walk. It’s good just to get out sometimes a bit and relax this trail does just that. Not far away and easy to do. Enjoyed it.

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