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Great Hike

Moderate hike with a couple of slick rock scrambles but overall not a hard hike. Great views and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlottetown, Canada
Great but challenging hike

The hike offers some amazing views, but if, like in our case, it has rained the previous days... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it. It was harder than we expected because we only looked at the reviews for doing the easier part and we did both. Can't go back once you are committed so be ware.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moderate hike with a couple of slick rock scrambles but overall not a hard hike. Great views and well worth the effort.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The hike offers some amazing views, but if, like in our case, it has rained the previous days, expect a challenging ascent. It's never really dangerous but the flat, smooth stone gets extremely slippery and will make it harder to climb the mountains and expecially...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank shatiel
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I went up with a girl that was recovering from surgery. While she thought it was arduous I equated it to mount Manadnock. The views were to die for and made it all worth while. No experience, limited ability plane for 4 hours. Good hiker...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnm01453
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This was one of my favorite hikes. It was challenging but certainly do-able. Take your time and enjoy the amazing views. The hike is considered moderate difficulty. I saw families with children, some people brought their dog on a leash, a trail runner or two,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jobucci
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We completed the Welch-Dickey Loop trail this past August, and I have to say that the views are well worth the effort it takes to complete the loop. We followed the trail in a counter-clockwise loop, as others have suggested. The first peak is Welch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank its420erik
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Planned this as a morning trail "run" (we like to trail run) based on 'moderate' labeling. Made it most of the way up, walked the final bare rock sections. Exposed "treeline" views pre-summit make the steep spots worth it and provide some much-needed motivation. Summit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Abby G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is definitely one of my favorite hikes I've ever done. It isn't too challenging but the views are SO amazing. It's a long loop which I always prefer to "there-and-backs" and you get a stunning new view so many times during this hike. There's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank danibrig
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This loop gets overshadowed by some of its taller and more famous neighbors in the Whites, but after finally giving this one a shot, my wife and I now count it among our favorites! It’s a steep ascent, and much of the mountain is rock....More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank LikeItsMyJob
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This hike is labeled "moderate", but was a bit more challenging than I expected! Climbing up the rocks can be steep at times, but it's fine if you take your time. I would probably avoid this trail if it's rained recently, as I imagine the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from bobrusa | Reviewed this property |
sorry, just saw this... if you have a fear of heights, then this may not be the hike for you...i didn't know and after i finished the first leg of this hike (beautiful), it continued to a path which was ALL boulders (with... More
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Response from bernie1935 | Reviewed this property |
We took our 3 year old dog on this hike. It was not strenuous for him, but, when we got to the second peak, I wish I had put him on a leash because there are large boulders and crevices off trail that he explored and we got... More