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The high orientation of this trail, like the Rim Trail, allow for distant vista views off of the various cliff overhangs. Caution needs to be exercised along those sections that do move close to and out onto the ridge cliffs.
Also, the area is frequented by bears. Be aware and know how you want to handle any chance encounter.
While this trail would make a nice out and back route, the true potentials are better captured by planning on a series of connecting routes creating a nice looping hike. Check at the Ranger Station (along Hiway 309) or at the lodge on top of the mountain for information about all of the trails, and for nice trail brochures and maps.
Camping in the area is allowed only up at the Signal Hill campground, although the state park is surrounded by National Forest, so there are potentials for backpacking and adjacent camping close by. Also, there is a very new and modern lodge up on top of the mountain. It includes gift shops, restaurant, and lodging.
Note: Watch how you start the hike from the Benefield Picnic area... there is a spur trail that begins further around in the area that would miss Sunrise Rock and Inspiration Point. Do not accidentally omit that section!
Check out the Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.