Trail / Park Info:
Parking: There are a few parking spots available along Kiser-Wagner road. I can only assume they are for the trail, and we didn’t have any trouble when we left our car.
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This is a rather straight portion of the NoCo which lacks striking landmarks, but it’s deficit of visual candy is balanced out with sparse traffic. We passed no others on this leg of the trail, zip, zero, no others at all. We didn’t even encounter vehicle traffic on Kiser-Wagner road as we crossed to begin our journey.
The trail heads down over a slightly more then a gentle slop along what seems to be an old logging trail. Various types of trees covered the trail, with ferns fleshing out the carpet below.
Occasionally the trail will meander off the side of the logging trail as if to check if your paying attention to where the trail leads.
There seemed to be neighbors to the trail, but their presence could only be felt by the long line of wire fencing and many “Keep Out” signs.
We always stop to read a few pages of the notes left by others that ventured through days before us. On another trail we spotted my Nieces name and discovered that she too enjoys the North Country Trail. I’ll be sure to invite her along when planning future trips.
At the base of the hill the trail crosses Rapp Run with a sturdy set of stone steps carrying the trail just above the water level.
Overall it’s a nice little hike. Quite, without much background noise from civilization. It’s a great place to clear your head and heal your heart.