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I'm in the process of developing a trail for Mt. Porte Crayon and Thunderstruck Rocks. I've completed about 2/3rds of it and should have it finished by early spring of 2020. To get to the trailhead, follow the Flatrock Run trail (or Roaring Plains Trail if coming from that direction) to the RailRoad grade near MPC. When the Flatrock Run trail turns SouthEast 1/4 mile from the Roaring Plains Trail, continue on the RR grade WSW until the first switchback. Follow the switchback until its terminus and there is a small connecting trail on the left that goes up hill about 20 yards. At the top will be the well marked main trail. Follow it around to Thunderstruck Rocks and then from that point turn NE and follow to the top of Mount Porte Crayon. (The part from Thunderstruck Rocks to Mt. Porte Crayon need to be finished yet. The trail is blazed in yellow with some Blue diamonds mixed in.

Construction on the boardwalk is creating an updated version of the existing boardwalk. The trail is accessible, short, and offers beautiful views of the falls. Hikers can follow short paths to rocks closer to the water and the falls, but use caution when getting closer to the water- dangerous currents are just offshore and the rocks in the water are slippery. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the many flat rocks in view of the falls.

hiking
23 hours ago

Not much of a “hiking” trail. More like a flip flop stroll trail but the views are 5 stars. The drive up the mountain was a lot of fun.

hiking
rocky
23 hours ago

Short but steep gravel trail all the way to the top but easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. The views from the platform were great but the views from the top of the rocks is even better. It’s only as sketchy as you make it. Be smart and you will enjoy

I loved this hike! Uphill at first to get the blood pumping then rewarded with views right away and frequently thereafter. Lots of boulders to sit and take in the scenery. After about 2.2 miles cross a wooden bridge to Big Schloss rock and incredible 360 degree views of two valleys and distant peaks. Hike completed at leisurely pace in about 3 hours. Only saw one other hiker.

Fun hike with stunning views of Harper's Ferry below. A good portion is covered or partially covered, so the sun wasn't as much of an issue as anticipated. The trail gets quite rocky toward the end, but nothing too strenuous.

I know these are subjective ratings, but when an app says easy trail I'm thinking something like rail trails. There was nothing easy about this trail. I'm even wondering if alum cave and alum creek are 2 separate trails. We picked up the trail by the restroom near the main swimming hole. There was a sign that said 'Alum Cave Creek Trail'. This was confusing but we decided to go and chose to go up the incline rather than down to the river at the split. A good choice or I probably would not have completed it. It was a lovely hike but would not have chosen it had I known the difficulty level.

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 day ago

Parking was full and there were right many people at the beginning of the hike. The hike itself was okay and the people thinned out after the first mile or so.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Beautiful lush forest with tons of moss and ferns. The trail was shaded, muddy, rocky with tons of roots but nothing a good pair of boots couldn’t conquer. The views at the rocks were great. Definitely a spot to take a break and have a snack. It was mostly cool and shady on the trail.We got to the end of the wildlife trail and hiked the roughly 2 miles down the forest road back to the trail where we parked. Not much shade on that route or much to look at but there were a few overlooks along the way.

hiking
2 days ago

Loved it! i have been back a few times! only down side is the parking.. there is only a few near the trail and if you park at the train station it cost $15... honestly worth it though!

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Nice loop to two falls. Paved from parking lot to first falls then a bit rocky but no scrambling as you make your way back on the top part of the loop or vise versus depending on which way you chose to go can be muddy in spots. You can pick up two trails from this falls trail and that’s the hemlock trail which traverses up to the campground and through an old growth forest, and the other is the Nature trail which is also a loop. The falls trail was nice and open and was well blazed.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail was called Grey Flats North & South Trail. Pretty neat, seen several caves but didnt explore. The entrance to the trail was behind the soccer field and is a bit rocky at first but then the trail is very easy to negotiate. The trail splits into another trail a little ways into it for 1.3 miles called Piney Bluff.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
rocky
2 days ago

The trail starts alongside a highway and the sound of the cars is an issue throughout. Not worth doing.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
2 days ago

absolutely beautiful. The boardwalk is very well maintained but if you want to see some more beautiful sights be a rebel and ditch the boardwalk for a few minutes.

Great day hike. Took our German Shepard for her first hike and she loved it. Steep most of the time because you are working your way to the top but the views are beautiful and worth the work getting up. Lots of nice places along the trail to stop for breaks if you need to.

hiking
over grown
3 days ago

Trail is okay, not sure why they have a closed sign out at the trailhead near Thurmond... seen plenty of people on it so decided to go for it. Trail was overgrown but well traveled.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
washed out
3 days ago

Trail is in bad shape between the mine and town from past heavy rains. Hope they work on it soon before winter! Logged 5.47 round trip. Love the history in this location.

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