Overall, this is an excellent trail and hike. We did it as an overnight staying at the Shelter at Stratton Pond. Pretty easy hike going up Stratton mountain, easier than expected for a 4,000 ft peak. Excellent view from atop the fire tower!!! Also, some nice views south on the way to the summitt. Statton pond is pretty big with a lot to do in the area. The hike out on day 2, 3.7 miles, was relatively flat with mild ups and downs, In the end - I would do it again, maybe in warmer weather than November!!