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5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 697' 212 m
Descent: -681' -207 m
High: 1,356' 413 m
Low: 983' 300 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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An enjoyable 5+ mile hike on the Hog Hollow and Mountain Bike trails.

Brian Chase

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Hiking counterclockwise (starting with the mountain bike trail) is strongly discouraged. The rules for the mountain bike trail are that riders ride counterclockwise, while hikers and runners travel clockwise. It is much safer for runners and hikers to have the riders coming at them instead of from behind. Please yield to riders.

Overview

A great loop around a very scenic area with some small challenges along the way.

Need to Know

At roughly the 4 mile mark, you'll join an equestrian trail for about 0.5 miles. It is a gravel road. The mountain bike trail splits back off to the right shortly after the road starts to climb. If you miss the turn off, the equestrian trail takes you over to Lyons Falls, which is a nice extension if you want more miles, but the initial climb after the turn off is a tough one. It will also add roughly 2 miles to your trip.

Description

You'll be starting at the covered bridge parking area and taking Hog Hollow Trail, hiking up to the fire tower. The hike starts out with a very gradual climb, which I find perfect for a warm up for what's to come. About 0.75 miles in, you'll have a fairly steep climb for about 0.25 miles. This is the longest "tough" climb of the trail. The remaining 4 miles are mostly rolling, although there are a few small challenges.

Once at the end of Hog Hollow Trail at the fire tower (roughly 2 miles), you'll cross the street and find the path to the Mohican State Park MTB Trail at a small opening in the trees behind the tower (slight right or west of the tower). Once in the clearing behind the tower, turn right on the well road and follow this roughly 50 yards to the intersection with the mountain bike trail.

Turn right on this trail and follow the mountain bike trail signs back to the parking area next to the covered bridge. While on the mountain bike trail, be on the lookout for mountain bike riders. They should be riding in the opposite direction of you. A quick yield and greeting as they wiz by, and you'll be back on your way.

This route can be easily extended by following the equestrian trail over to the Lyons Falls Trail if so desired.

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Jul 13, 2019
Sharon Damon
May 4, 2019
Caleb Weatherbee
6mi — 2h 30m
Apr 27, 2019
Scott Schlegel
Varying terrain. Good conditioning hike. 5.9mi — 2h 25m
Dec 2, 2018
Michael Aune
6mi
Nov 23, 2018
Jorge Duke
Oct 13, 2018
Jeff Reynolds
Aug 11, 2018
Alix Leblanc
Pretty good, just no view or waterfall. Close to the road.

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