Eagle Bluff North Summit
Eagle Bluff was amazing. The area is managed by the Clifton Climbers Alliance and is well known for rock climbing. The trail to the summit was relatively steep but short and afforded incredible views of the surrounding area. After descending from the summit, I hiked around to the base of the cliff to see the climbing area, which was similarly impressive. Here is a map of Eagle Bluff.
|View from the summit|
|Recent snowfall made the trees look magical!|
|View out from the summit|
|View of the trail near the summit|
|View looking up from the base (note the climbing anchors)|
|View from the base.|
|The trail leading to both the summit and the base had a special winter wonderland feeling that pictures cannot properly convey.|
Parks Pond Bluff Trail
Parks Pond Bluff Trail was significantly easier than Eagle Bluff and provided excellent views of Parks Pond and the surrounding area. The trailhead is not marked and were it not for the directions from the AllTrails app I would have likely never found it. Here is a map of Parks Pond Bluff.
|Someone built this snowman at the summit. If I were a snowman, this would be the place to be (until I melted and plunged off the side of the cliff)|