Fort Wayne, IN
Pathfinder | 60 pts
I read some great reviews of this hike, so that's why I picked it. I was looking for great views...There were a few spots that had great views, but definitely less than I had expected, especially for the workout. The trail was great, with some amazing old growth forest (huge trees!). I can't imagine how awesome the hike would be during bloom season of the rhododendrons (they were everywhere). We made use of 2 swimming holes along the way. The views from the top of the bald were not as expected. There were 2 decent views on the bald, but it never really opens up like you would expect from a "bald". The two viewpoints we found, we actually had to be looking intently for, as we found some overgrown side trails to a rock you could climb up on to get above the brush and shrubbery at the top. Our group loved the hike. Great workout, great forest, decent campsites. Only downer was the less than expected view payoffs.