From the trailhead you will continue hiking along an old woods road and cross a bridge over a muddy pond area. The trail climbs beyond this gently and comes to an intersection of the lollipop loop you will be hiking. Take a right to access the trail past Eagle Nest Lake and Bug Lake. The trail will bring you through a camping area on a hill between the lakes and then to another intersection, where you will have to stay left to meet back up to where you left this forest road.
From the intersection of Route 28 and Uncas Road in Inlet, follow Route 28 toward Raquette Lake. Continue for 8 miles to the Eighth Lake State Campground on the left. A day use fee will be required. Drive through the campground to the trailhead on the back side of the campground.
It takes about 3 hours for most people to complete this hike.