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Mount Falcon West Loop


A scenic loop hike that's packed with history.

Hiking Moderate

5.7 km
214 m
214 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Mount Falcon West Loop Map

This scenic loop hike on the top of Mount Falcon is loaded with history! On this short 3.6-mile loop, you'll reach the top of Mount Falcon and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the elevated "Tower."


Along the hike, you'll pass the cornerstone of a never-completed Summer White House intended for the President of the United States. This summer house project was envisioned by John Brisbane Walker in 1911. While the cornerstone was laid in 1914, the project was never completed.

You'll also pass the ruins of Walker's own mansion as well as the Eagle Eye Shelter ruins—the remains of a family home that incorporated marble from the old Walker mansion.

Sources: https://nightborntravel.com/hiking-mount-falcon/ https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=141085



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Family friendly

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