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I’d say 3.5 stars overall. The best parts of the trail are hiking through tunnels or colonnades of conifers and the peace and quiet. On the other side, there are lots of dead falls to scramble over and dozens of mud patches 4-8” deep to navigate. From the east trailhead it is a long descent to the first tributary crossing around 2.5 miles. Within the next mile or so are two large campsites squeezed in tight between the trail and the river with various stone hearths and “tables”. At approx. mile 5, and about 1/3 mile from the North Fork river crossing, the trail has collapsed above the river, forcing a hill scramble which was daunting in backpacks. We looked for a north trending trail to connect with the North-South Trail (shown in the topo layer of All Trails as being east of Cashcamp drainage) but it was undetectable and a 1.3 mile bushwhack uphill to the ridgeline. Since it was getting late, we backtracked to one of the campsites for the night. Barred Owls were calling in this area. Heading back to the car in the morning it was a steady, sloshy climb in sleet but we had a good time for an overnighter. The cold weather weakened our batteries for our devices, so advise multiple replacements this late in season. Cheers!

Trail was pretty easy but was not maintained well. Lots of fallen trees, bad erosion and poorly marked. When interesting with the tumbling rock trail I’m pretty sure the trail marker was taken out by a fallen tree. Not bad, not great.

This trail loop feels like an entire story packaged into 1 day (if you so choose).

Did the hike as a first backpacking trip. It was pretty rough for us, mostly because it stormed and North Fork trail turned into a mudpit and one of my buddies was fighting mono (he was diagnosed later). Was also not aware that you cross small streams about 7 times so change of shoes and lots of dry socks are essential. After climbing out West in the mountains, not too impressed with the scenery mostly because of the lack of wildlife and any overlooks, but definitely some pretty neat, rugged trails.

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Hiked this trail in early October 2017 with friends. Descended from scenic highway down to Cranberry River for a couple days. Hiked downstream and up Tumbling Rock Trail back up to North South Trail where we camped final night. Finished 6 mile hike last morning in rainstorm back to Scenic highway where we parked. Beautiful area all around. Have a GPS with you and a trail map. The raw ruggedness of the area was fantastic.

hiking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Nice and quiet. 3 - 4 miles west of the Scenic Highway on a still day on the ridge trail and all you hear is the faintest hint of Williams and Cranberry as a backdrop to the critters....in between jets of course.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

I loved this trail. I hope we can come back and do it all.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Nice trail but we got a late start and did not do it all. The trail was in fairly good shape, although there was some blowdown.

backpacking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Awesome trail. The northern end near the Cranberry campground was in great shape last time I was there, July of 2015. This can be a backbone for a lot of great loops.

hiking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

I didn't do the full 16 miles due to getting a later start. Their were lots of trees down and a little narrow in some places. The signs for the trail and barely readable and due to that I did get lost once.
Not my favorite, not my least favorite.

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