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Great for energetic kids

Hardly a mountain as the name suggests. Only (?) 269 steps to the top. When you get there you get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great for working out

Many steps with landings. People are often running up and down for an excellent workout. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Nancy S
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All reviews lake macatawa great exercise beautiful view holland state park catch your breath stair climb take your time public parking short hike parking is limited flights of stairs red light nice hike lake mi worth the trip parking lot steps
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hardly a mountain as the name suggests. Only (?) 269 steps to the top. When you get there you get an awesome view of Lake Michigan. In addition to the steps, there is a trail leading away from the viewing deck. The trail goes through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MervA3
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Many steps with landings. People are often running up and down for an excellent workout. Beautiful view at the top of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

The view from the top is amazing. Also a nice wooded trail to walk through. You will get a good workout climbing the stairs to the top but the view is worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gasser21
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Give your legs a workout when you climb up Mt. Pisgah. Lots of landings along the way if you need a break! A beautiful view awaits you when you reach the top - both Lake Macatawa & Lake Michigan can been seen

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MissKitty0309
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The parking is down the street by the lake and then you walk back to the start of the trail which is all stairs to the top. you have a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the Little Red Lighthouse. You can choose to go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 827terit
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Great view. A little hard to find a place to park but once we figured that out had a great walk up the 239 steps! Worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 255susies
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We made it to the top. 236 steps, but we did it. We had to stop several times along the way, and there are benches to relax. Great view from the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 119TomB119
Reviewed September 6, 2018

If you like to climb steps, this is your place! The steps are well maintained and several benches to rest on during the climb. The view from the top is totally worth it. You overlook Lake Michigan and Big Red lighthouse on one side and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank groneveltj
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little climb to help fill time. The climb really isn’t that bad, even a few benches along the way. We made our climb when it was almost 90 degrees, but with the shade along the way, and the nice breeze towards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank RK2004
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a great place to walk and to see the Big Red Lighthouse and lake. The 230 steps aren't too bad. The surrounding town is also nice and there are more walking paths.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kevin S
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Dana W
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Gasser21 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. It would be a hard climb to the top for a dog.
Britnie F
June 27, 2018|
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Response from geneb517 | Reviewed this property |
I'm 67 and I usually take a break or two on the way up and you can still do the climb in about 10 minutes.
April 27, 2018|
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Response from davekop | Reviewed this property |
Climbing the stairs at Mt. Pisgah is great for kids. There are benches on landings along the way, but my experience is that the kids do better climbing about 200 steps than the adults do.
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Columbus, Ohio
Female solo safety on trails (3 Replies)
I'll be traveling to Asheville in early May. I'm hoping to hit three trails while there, probably on weekday mornings/early afternoons: Catawba Falls, Craggy Pinnacle, Mount Pisgah. From the descriptions I've read, they all sound like fairly popular trails that would probably have other hikers on them. However, as a female hiking alone, should I still plan to take the usual safety precautions (pepper spray, safety whistle)? Also, if anyone knows, do any of these trails truly require a...More
April 23, 2018|
Response fromGordo_99|
I think you will see many people on Craggy, its the shortest and has the best view for the least amount of hiking. It is probably busy any time there is nice weather. Pisgah is a longer, more strenuous hike, but I have always seen several people there (though I have not been on a weekday morning). But I don't think you should have any issue hiking by yourself. I haven't been to Catawba Falls so can't speak to that. I think pepper spray is always a good idea when hiking by yourself or even...More
Bradenton, Florida
Dog Friendly Canoeing near Mt Pisgah (0 Replies)
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June 21, 2018|
Chimney Rock - is it worth it? (3 Replies)
I have two full days in Asheville, coming from Banner Elk first.. I want to explore and walk around downtown and some of the historical neighborhoods, I want to drive back up the BRP to Craggy Gardens/Fall and do some hiking, and I was thinking of driving to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure to do some hiking and sightseeing. Is it worth the drive? I usually stay west (Waynesville or Bryson City) so this might be the closest I am to that area. I was also thinking about Mt. Pisgah, but did that years...More
October 04, 2010|
Response frombud41|
There is admission to Chimney Rock Park - if you've never been the scenery is breath-taking and I think a one-time visit is worth it. The town is full of cheap trinkets...but fun, too.