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Great trail. Hidden gem in this area. Traverses my property. Great for stand alone backpacking trips or as a prep for long distance treks ie: AT, Philmont, National Park Trips etc.

We arrived at 8:30 AM on a Saturday, during the height of fall time, and did not spot a soul. We had an exhausting, yet peaceful hike up to the Chimney Tops. We were able to traverse rather easily up onto the right “chimney”, but really didn’t see a safe way to climb the other. From the chimneys, you get sweeping views all around; very pretty. Once you hit the ridge line, there’s endless spots to venture out and take in the views (it just depends how much brush you wanna whack through). I highly recommend continuing on past Chimney Tops for about another 1/2 mile or so until you reach the meadow with the camp site at it (you will pass a sign nailed to a tree dated 2008 regarding perguine falcon nesting, the meadow is about 5 or so more minutes past this sign). At this meadow, bushwhack/find the narrow overgrown paths that lead to the ridge line. The photo I recently uploaded is just one of several vantage points at this location, and is really perfect for pictures. I recommend getting a friend to snap your photo from 1 rock while you stand on the other...it really highlights the immensity of the mountains around you and is very beautiful. On the way back down, we passed a few smaller groups of people, and when we made it back to the car, there were about 7 or so cars there...but really nothing compared to other hikes in the area that get PACKED during Fall. It really blows me away that such a beautiful hike doesn’t receive the fanfare it deserves, but the more hikes that keep that sort of serenity, the better! :)

I the trail is unusable due to overgrowth. Not usable needs work. There was some other trails, near the same place. That was better

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hiking
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Started the hike to the Stone Fort at 8:30 on Saturday. At that hour parkings were easier find and people were fewer. Around 10:30 I got back down to the junction btw the Stone Fort Trail and the Overlook Trail. By that time the trail began to be filled with people.

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The trail was in great shape! Perfect time of year to see wildlife and fall foliage.

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2 days ago