Sizer XL

Peak Summited2019 Mount Sizer
Type of HikeDay hike
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Sizer Loop. Counter-clockwise. Cool, cloudy day. Steady drizzle at beginning cleared by 9:30am.

Two icy stream crossings were mid-calf high. Brought flip-flops for these moments. Got the job done.

If I had to hike up the very steep grade on Hobbs Road between the stream and Blue Ridge Road, I might have rage quit. Counter-clockwise was the right choice for me, since this section downhill (and after lunch).

No marker at the summit, just a signal tower. No place to sit for lunch, either.

Followed AllTrails map, which exclusively follows dull fire roads. There are many nearby trails, like Jackass Trail, that provide more interesting landscape (and name).

LOTS of wild flowers, deer, variety of birds. No rattlesnakes today.

NOTE: parking $8 and quite limited.


  1. edweirdo

    Only some of us know the term “rage quit” lol. i’m getting ready to do Sizer next month. Thanks for the great post!

  2. MarieP

    appreciate the update – hope the water level is down in a week or two.

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