June 29, 2017
This hike is nice. The directions were very well written and were easy to follow. The difficulty is balanced and your hard work pays off so well with the fire tower. It is possible to really push through this hike in about 2 and a half hours. I didn't see any bears or rattlesnakes on the few times I did this hike. Maybe theyre scared of the thru hikers campsites.
June 26, 2016
Rattlesnakes and bears
Hmm, when I hiked this loop about 10 years ago, I ran into five (5) bears on the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail portion of the hike. Didn't see any bears or snakes on my most recent hike of this loop (last month), though.
June 26, 2016
We hiked this today, 6/26/16, and ran into a young rattlesnake on the AT portion!!
April 07, 2016
Update - April 2016
We hiked this loop starting at the AMC Mohican Outdoor Center instead of Millbrook Rd. The trail is in great shape, not too wet, and fairly well blazed. This is actually one of the trails we supervise the maintenance for, so we were happy to see that it was well kept and frequently used. It will be spectacular when the rhododendron and mountain laurel are blooming! Views from the AT are also not to be missed. Kori & Bill Phillips
October 04, 2014
Exact trailhead coords are: 41.058110,-74.964450. Luckily trail is relatively easy to follow because blazes are poorly marked. Though hike description is excellent, wise to download Map #121 to verify your path.