We hiked the Sharps Mountain trail and really enjoyed it. It has almost every kind of terrain and some parts are easy and some parts of very difficult. We had our hiking sticks and think they are always a good idea. Near the top we took a side trip to Rooster Rock - this is worth the extra effort. Great views and some fun climbing. Once we got to the top we were surprised to see how much was up there. The view was very nice and it's a good place to enjoy your lunch although it probably could be crowded on some days. The only sour note is the ranger who mans the visitor center. He is not cordial or informative but simply rude. We are a group in our 60's and wondered about the trail difficulty etc and virtually couldn't get any information from him. He was and is in a position to help the visitors to this area and he only gets in the way of enjoying this wonderful space.
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