|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Bowl Trail, Tower Trail, Krupa Loop, Dancing Bear Trail, Knowlton Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, July 28, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At a new parking lot and trailhead off Hot Hole Pond Rd. in Concord. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||One small brook crossing on Knowlton Trail, done on a footbridge. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Since Bowl and Knowlton Trails are new, the footbed is still being worn in. Signs are in place but blazing is not done yet. No issues following the corridor. |
||Mosquitoes were pretty brutal. |
|Lost and Found:
||A nice loop to check out the new Bowl and Knowlton Trails on Oak Hill (Concord side). These are easy and smooth hiking trails also open to mountain bike traffic. As its name suggests, Bowl climbs up through a small ravine, while Knowlton travels through areas of recent logging. Bowl splits at one point where hikers and bikers each get their own sections before rejoining just before reaching Tower Trail.|
Also noted the outlook from Swope Slope Vista has been greatly opened up by recent logging. Quite a view there now!
These trails were basically dry with some minor spots of mud here and there. Good to have some new options here, and this route makes for a fine loop to the outlook. Updated trail map link below.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.