Hike Reviews

August 28, 2016
Nice hike, but LOTS OF BUGS!
<p>I chose this hike for the purpose of giving my dog some exercise for 1-2 hours. It was a nice hike even though there's not much to look at scenery-wise.. the mines are more like big pits in the ground, but still interesting to look at.&nbsp;</p> <p>As soon as I stepped out of the parking lot into the woods, I was SWARMED by small flies/gnats... those really annoying ones that don't bite but fly into your ears/eyes/nose constantly. I've never been swarmed with bugs that badly before. It was so bad I considered turning back after 5 minutes.. I kept going, but it was a constant annoyance throughout the entire hike.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The timing above says 2 hours, however I completed the described circuit in just under an hour. But again, I was walking at a pretty brisk pace due to the bugs, and didn't really stop to look at the mine pits/ruins as much as I would have if there were no bugs.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Long story short, nice quick hike, but for the love of god BRING BUG SPRAY!</p>
May 03, 2011
Mount Hope hike
<P>If you follow the blue &amp; white trails, you will face some hills and interesting places. Because they are both "dead ends", it&nbsp;isn't difficult to bushwhack from the end of one to the end of the other; the deepest pit I saw here was at the end of the white trail (couldn't&nbsp;see the bottom due to double barbed-wire fences). Beware of ticks; I was&nbsp;here a few weeks ago before everything was&nbsp;grown in and still picked some up.&nbsp;</P>
April 17, 2010
Nice hike, and my dog loved it!
Jeremy Apgar
<p>I took my dog for a hike here and wasn't quite sure what to expect as I have never visited this park.  Overall, I thought the trails were well-marked and the abundance of mine pits, piles of rubble and other ruins were very interesting.  We even met a kid who, with his nearby school's Ecology Club, adopted a section of the main Red Trail...I'd say they were doing a good job!</p><p>Although lacking great views and other neat water features, I'm sure we will visit this park more often for a nice walk in the forest. </p>
May 26, 2009
Your comment on the Mount Hope Iron Mines hike
Daniel Chazin
<P>You are correct.&nbsp; The hike should be rated as easy, and the duration should be 2 hours, which allows time to explore the mine remnants.&nbsp; The rating of "strenuous" and the miles and times previously posted were incorrect and have been changed.&nbsp; Thanks for bringing this to my attention!&nbsp; Daniel Chazin</P>
May 25, 2009
Moderate Level at best
This was a nice leisurely hike, but not strenuous at all, as it is listed in the hike search. It probably only lasted 1-2 hours in duration.