The Vista Trail has become much more over grown over the years and hence has become much less popular and maintenance has fallen to a minimum. Start by following the Sis and Bubb Trail for about a quarter mile to where the Vista Trail comes in on the left. From here you will start climbing and at times quite steep over slippery open rock.
Once on the ridge there are several ups and downs as the small bumps bring you many obstructed views out over Fourth Lake. The trail at the end descends steeply and comes to an intersection with Mountain Pond. Take a left here and continue down to an old forest road and take another left. This old forest road is part of a multi-use trail system that follows along Route 28. Follow this trail system back to your car.
From the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Inlet continue on Route 28 west toward Old Forge. Continue for 1.5 miles to the trailhead for Sis and Bubb Lakes on the right.
5.6 miles round trip
It can take more than 5 hours to do this hike.