By Rene Kiefer & Ron Redding on 10/6/2013
Comment: The ten mile hike was so awesome. It took us right under four hours. It is definitely a moderate or extreme hike, but mostly moderate. We started the hike at Cove Lake and ended at the Lodge. That was so awesome finishing the hike and having the spectacular view from the top. We loved it!
By Stephen on 1/22/2013
Comment: It is a lot of fun. The views at the top of Mt. Magazine before you start down the trail are awesome on a clear day. If you go in the full length of the trail and head back up the mountain it is quite a work out, but great to reach the top. Another option if you have a big enough group would be to park another car by Cove Lake and shuttle back to the top. You could camp in the middle somewhere and head out not having to climb the mountain. A couple in my group did climb the mountain back up to our cars and loved it!