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This park is beautiful! The summit trail is a carefully built and well maintained trail that goes through very rugged terrain--steep and rocky. But the trail itself is amazingly well cared for and... more »
decent incline, takes about and hour or so to hike the 1.9 miles up. It is a workout. Trails are narrow and most folks had masks on. Lots of dogs and kids more »
First time visit and did the Summit Trail and Beech Tree Trail. Summit is an out and back trail just under 4 miles total. Half way up is a fabulous overlook. A north and south view at the summit. Both are picturesque. The trail has some good elevation trail but not what I would consider difficult. The Beech Tree Trail is a mile loop and easy to do. Mild elevation change and can be either a good warm up or cool down. The park office is small but had the essentials. Definitely worth the day trip.
Aside from being in a beautiful location in the Appalachians, the park itself was organized nicely with helpful signage, and parking was easy to find. The summit trail took me and my friend about 2 hours to get to the top, including two small breaks. If you've never hiked up something like this before, like me and my friend, I would say it is kind of hard! However, the views halfway through and at the top were well worth the struggle. The park office and gift shop had very nice staff, and very well priced items! I would definitely recommend if you're up for the hike and would like to see a nice view.
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