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Larry T wrote a review Aug 2020
Fort Madison, Iowa21 contributions2 helpful votes
We are winter residents from Iowa. I made it to the top of the mountain 16 times last winter. Great trail several ways to get up or down. The park is very well kept, No litter, if I did see some I would pack it out. But in general people were very neat. It's a winter treat and helps work off cocktail hour. See ya in December.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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rickysmom wrote a review Mar 2020
Yuma, Arizona52 contributions81 helpful votes
This is a two part hike. Part one is from the end of the north frontage road to the gate where the utility road goes to the top. From the parking lot to the gate is 3.2 miles round trip. Not terribly difficult. Lots of uphill and down hill on well worn trails or you can take one of the dirt roads. There is lots of loose gravel. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. As the weather gets warmer you might see rattlesnakes on or near the trail. When you get to the gate, this hike gets much tougher. It's approximately 1 mile straight uphill to the top. I use hiking poles. Well worth the cost. There is also a dirt trail which starts to the right of the gate. I haven't tried it but I see people on it often. Again, as the weather gets warmer, the earlier you start the better. At the top of the road, down a small incline is a metal box on a pole where an anonymous hiker keeps a notebook for others to write down their date of hike and experiences. I've never found it full and have no idea who takes take of that. If you want to hike a little further up to the various utility buildings you can find other places to sit and take in the view. Heading back down is much harder on the knees. Take your time. Do not RUN!!!! I have seen more that one serious injury from people falling because they lost control, started running, couldn't stop and face planted. I am 61 and the quickest I've made the roundtrip is 2 hours and 40 minutes with a brief stop on the top to eat an orange and re-hydrate. Bring plenty of water. I see all kinds of people. Families with young children, teenagers, seniors like me and much older. Be prepared and have fun!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Julie M wrote a review Mar 2020
London, Canada27 contributions2 helpful votes
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Have done this a couple of times and it is doable with active children (6+). There is a great deal of wildlife and if your quiet and pay attention you may catch a hummingbird and maybe a nest! Steep at the top and there’s a book to sign - I’d suggest taking another up they get filled up!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Missydar wrote a review Mar 2020
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Went to Telegraph Hill several times. Each hike was so different. beautiful scenery, rugged terrain, and lots to enjoy. Make sure to bring lots of water and good hiking boots
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Date of experience: February 2020
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steelheadfisher wrote a review Mar 2020
Spokane, Washington33 contributions2 helpful votes
Great hike and scenery. The trail starts from the parking area is unimproved (gravel), walk a mile and then starts a concrete road up (two clean portapotties there, only ones on the trail). I walked up the concrete path, but there is a trail off to the side (would be much more challenging) hard to find the off concrete path, maybe use a terrain picture to see it if you want. Only disappointment was in our fellow pet loving people who can not seem to manage picking up after their pets.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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