This is a unique loop trail that utilizes foot trails, multi-use trails, and a forest road. While the footing may be slippery and rough in places, it's an attractive walk through a mix evergreen and deciduous forest.
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.
By the numbers
- Distance: 4.5 mile loop
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.