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Healdville Trail

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mksanthoshkumar wrote a review Aug 2019
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India67 contributions36 helpful votes
We were 4 all aged about 35 and managed to hike up in 1 hour 45 minutes without any break on a cool morning .the descend took us about 1 and a half hour.Having sticks is necessary during descend to avoid load on knees.no restroom facilities anywhere near trail.carry your own water bottle and energy bars.the visit to fire tower was great.the wind force is terrible on top of the tower.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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ArloBeagleMom wrote a review Jul 2019
Windsor, Vermont125 contributions41 helpful votes
As expected, no wifi but we found out twice that cell phone service was available. I'm an experienced hiker having lived in New York, Colorado or Vermont most of my life. I was on this trail once years ago. I also trail run around the base of Mt. Ascutney, VT several times a week. However, I'm middle-aged with knees that aren't what they used to be. Personally, I found the large rocks that are made for stepping on intermittently too large to trust my knees. Thankfully, a trekking pole helped to take weight off my weight-bearing knee to allow me to step down when I needed to do so. I still hike and run mountains, but the steps were a barrier. So, take the poles, take your time and enjoy the birds and the beauty. On the way up I did a bird count and needed no poles. We made it up in 2 hours with a few quick water breaks. The ovenbirds were prevalent up most of the trail with a few winter wrens, black-throated green warblers and red-eyed vireos making up most of the singing males. About 1/2 mile from the top, a whole variety of warblers that weren't down further and were singing. Since they are unfamiliar to me, I made recordings to add to the count. On the way down, we took 1.5 hours despite needing to use a pole and watch where I stepped. We both were exhausted but happy we did the hike. Dogs are welcome on-leash. Get on the trail by 8:30 a.m. to beat the crowds and enjoy a relatively bug-free, cooler hike.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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mcmacguy wrote a review Sep 2018
Oceanport, New Jersey33 contributions28 helpful votes
TheHikerDog's review here a few pages back is the most accurate. I'm a 63-year-old, fairly experienced hiker, and I found this hike tough, both on the way up and down. Brings lots of water and carb snacks! It took me, my 2 daughters (in their 20s), and my daughter's BF 2 hrs 25 min to make it to the top, 1.5 hours back. The trail is quite rocky, and if it's wet it can be very slippery, so watch your step, and look for a hiking stick at the trailhead. Be aware that there are no rest room facilities at either end of the trail. Being from NJ, I was was very pleased to see no sign of poison ivy anywhere (yeh!). It was a cool day when we went, and I suggest you pick a similar day - this trail would be agonizing in the heat. Unless they're really hardy and experienced, small children shouldn't be taken on this trail. And oh yeh - you MUST climb the water tower for the view!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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ashley s wrote a review Aug 2017
10 contributions6 helpful votes
The hike itself was nice, moderate hike, 2 hours 10 minutes going up and 2 hours going down. My husband is in great shape, had our 2.5 yo on his back as well as food/drinks. I'm in moderate health and had our 2 month old in a carrier as well. Our 4.5 yo walked up with a couple stops and most of the way down (she was on my husband's shoulders for the last mile). The views were very nice but unfortunately had to climb the fire tower to see ANYTHING at all. We packed lunch and sat on the rocks to eat lunch.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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mjl215300 wrote a review Aug 2017
Middleboro, Massachusetts27 contributions10 helpful votes
Great hike. Easy to follow (marked very clear), it took less time than advertised (3 hrs. 15 minutes total). Incredible views from top of the firetower at top. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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