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This hike is approx 1.5 miles one way (round trip is 3 miles maybe more depending how well you explore Giant Ledge).
Several places report this hike as easy. It is more difficult then many let on. Most of the trail is very rocky and does require some uphill hiking.
Wear proper shoes. Bring water. Bring a snack (i.e orange, banana to enjoy on the ledge before the track down).
Approx Measurements along Giant Ledge Trail:
0.0m Start of the Giant Ledge trail from the parking area
400 feet Trail Register
0.58m Rocky trail along the Giant Ledge accent
0.75m The actual start of the Giant Ledge trail
1.34m Giant Ledge Spring
1.5m Giant Ledge- There are several lookout points along Giant Ledge. The first lookout point by current accounts is the best. However because of current vegetation growth this could change. Explore Giant Ledge.
The Giant Ledge parking area is located on County Route 47 which is about 7 miles south of State Route 28. The parking area is located on a giant hairpin turn that can not be missed while driving. There is a portable toilet located at the parking area.
The Giant Ledge tracklog may downloaded by a ‘right-click’ of the mouse. There are several waypoints added for a better description of the the Giant Ledge hike. Also there are several more lookouts on Giant Ledge then the tracklog travels too. From most current accounts the very first lookout that is reached is the best view. Remember the hike is over 3 miles and can be very rocky in several areas.