Very easy climb for a nice open summit and great views. Wish the tower was open.
Had a great time -- a perfect short hike (about an hour and 20 minutes up from 9N) that gives you plenty of time to enjoy the 360 degree views. I love to visit old fire lookout stations, and wish this one still had stairs to reach the top.
A word of advice, the trail from 9N follows a rocky drainage/stream for more than a third of the way, and with all the bog crossings, I'd suggest waiting for a dry-ish time of the year to hike.
We hiked up the north trail from Crows Clearing. The trail was very rocky and muddy, since much of it goes through a (somewhat) dried up stream bed. The mud factor was amped up at higher elevations since it had snowed recently and was melting. But the views at the summit were excellent... the Great Range in peak foliage and Lake Champlain.
A quick morning hike with a fantastic view.
Drove from Montreal and discovered there was a foot of snow on the ground. Attempted the peak anyway, but failed. Climbed it a few other times though. Great view above the tree line
What a great peak to hike! Great views! We enjoyed it!
good climb, great veiws of giant
First snowshoed in the winter from Rt 9, pretty good snowstorm at the summit. Returned in the summer, hiked again from rt 9, great views even without the tower.
Short dayhike to redeem myself for turning back on Marcy a few days ago. Fantastic summit with a terrific view. High winds and brutal cold meant only a 20 second or so stay on the very top, but made for a sight with the clear air and big clouds getting pushed around the High Peaks. Lots on new snow up top, as well as lots and lots of ice. Watch your step!
Good endurance run with a nice rocky summit
Climbed via the Hurricane Mountain Trail from Route 9N. Spectacular fall foliage during the entire hike. Great views from the rocky summit of Lake Champlain and the High Peaks Region. The only dissapointment was to learn that the fire tower on the summit is no longer accessible.
I climbed this one as part of a winter camping trip. Some friends and I attempted the ascent at night, but the weather was brutally cold (-10 degrees and very windy). I had full face gear, so I was able to summit. The rest high-tailed it back to warm bags at the lean-to.
Grandparents came. Loads of fun. Good sunny weather. Great hike for kids and family.
A great hike but bring a jacket to enjoy the 360 degree views from the summit
Hot sunny day. great views, good friends.
We started at the beginning of Hurricane Road in order to meet the required length for scouts. The fire tower was not yet abandoned.
One of the best non high peak climbs in the Dacks. Solid 360 degree views from it's open summit.
A very easy climb for such a great view. A great warm-up hike before going on a bigger hike in the High Peaks.
I agree. Great hike for the family. We went up with our kids (6 and 8), and they did fine. It's short enough for almost anyone, but steep enough to know you hiked a mountain. Large bald peak that had outstanding views (particularly of GIANT) of the High Peaks.
Make sure to allow ample time to explore the summit area as we did. Just one other couple on the summit with us. Not bad for the middle of August.