Pathfinder | 65 pts
This is a beautiful loop trail with easy access from route 7 about 5 miles from Kent. I followed the guide book and took the blue blaze trail counter clockwise. The trail basically walks the ridges around the park. I did the trail on the weekday and only passed two other hikers the whole time, which is they way I like it. The first 3/4 of the trail are not difficult. I chose this trail because of the difficult rating. For an experienced hiker this trail is EASY except for Cobble Mtn, which it the last two miles of the loop. The rest of the trail is rolling hills and flat ridges with no views. It's very pleasant, a nice walk in the woods, but not challenging besides the distance. It took my 4 hours at a leisurely pace with 2 dogs. the trail is pretty uneventful until Cobble Mountain. The last miles are a nice quick, rocky and steep climb to the top which lead to a series of ledges with good views. It made the hike worth while but I would have taken a shorter route for the views and climb. There are a few other trails options which could be used to get the climbs and views, check out the map. Perfectly lovely hike but miss rated except for a few small sections of the end of the hike.