I hiked Wittenberg Mountain a couple of weeks ago. This is a very challenging hike and should be done by experienced hikers. It's a great hike with great views. It's steep to begin with and then levels off and then becomes challenging. In addition, some of the critical markers (trail blazes) are missing, and we saw people who had missed the turn in the trail and had bushwhacked up. Another hiker almost took the wrong turn going down because the markers were not there. Thankfully, I was doing this hike with two people who had hiked this mountain many times. (The views at the top are spectacular.) To me it was more difficult going down because going down the ledges are more difficult and the bottom third of the trail is steep and rocky and people tend to be tired at that point. I wish all of you a wonderful hike - bring headlamps in case you get caught in the dark and plenty of water. By the way, the fee is $6.00 unless you have an Empire State Park Passport sticker.
0 · September 9