This is a unique loop trail that utilizes foot trails, multi-use trails, and a forest road. At the trailhead, follow the forest road to the left for about 0.1 mile to a foot trail on the right. Hop onto the foot trail and enjoy a walk in an attractive forest of mixed conifers and evergreens. There will be a decent climb as you approach the Vista Trail, which comes in on the right. The footing is a bit slippery in spots.
Mountain Pond comes up soon on the right. A small climb after the pond will bring you to an obscure trail on the right that leads to Cork Mountain. The hike up Cork is a bit steep and can be tough to follow. There may have been a view from Cork at one time, but it appears to have become quite overgrown. Returning to the loop trail, take a right and continue a short distance to the old forest road you started on at the beginning of the loop. Take a left and hike back to the beginning.
From the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Inlet, continue on Route 28 west toward Old Forge. Continue for 3.6 miles to a very obscure trailhead on the right. This is part of the old multi-use trail that follows Route 28. A large kiosk map sign sits back from the road.
4.5 mile loop
It can take 5 hours to complete this hike.