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 30 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3/30 toward Saranac Lake Lake. Continue to where the two routes split and continue on Route 3 toward Saranac Lake. Drive for an additional 1.6 miles to the trailhead on the left. Parking will be on the right next to Panther Pond.
Distance Round Trip:
Elevation Gain or Loss:
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