The trail starts climbing right away with tall pines towering over you. The trail then swings west to reduce the grade a bit and then back to the east to gain a small ridge that brings you to the partially open summit. From the summit area the Seward Range can be seen to the south, and Panther Pond below.
From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 86 in Saranac Lake, take state Route 3 toward Tupper Lake for 13.1 miles. There is a small parking area on the left, and the trail starts about 100 yards further on the opposite side of the road.
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Time Round Trip:
Family with Young Kids: 1.5 to 2 hours
Experienced Hiker: 1 to 1.5 hours
Out of Shape Hiker: 1.5 to 2 hours
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