DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

1 month ago

We did a slightly modified version of this trail in July which was primarily hiking down the mountain. We parked at the McCauley mountain ski lift, took the chair up to the summit for $6 then hiked the mountain back down to the lodge. As that took all of 20 minutes or so, my sons and I decided to hike the rest of the way down to Old Forge as my wife drove the car down to do some Shopping. The hike down from the ski lift back to town was far more interesting than the hike from the summit. There are a number of marked trails to bring you down through the woods including a bike trail. There were a couple of junctures where it’s easy to veer off the recorded path so keep an eye on your location in relation to the recorded path on the map if you want to follow the trail as posted. At one point in the woods there are also yellow “to O. F. “ signs you can follow to keep you on track.