This trail is used much less seldom than the Green Lake Road trailhead, but still a worthy avenue to take. In winter it gets much less use and parking can be a slight issue. From the roadside you will start a climb that is immediate and very steady as you make your way up the old fire observers tote road. The trail is very wide, and in a couple areas can be a bit icy under the snow if there is not adequate coverage. You will first reach the old observers cabin with the tower just beyond. Outstanding views await the visitor to the cab of the tower.
Distance Round Trip:
Approximate Time Round Trip:
Families with Kids: 2 to 2.5 hours
Experienced Snowshoers: 1.5 to 2 hours
Out of Shape Snowshoers: 2 to 2.5 hours
From the intersection of Route 8 and Route 10 in Piseco, follow Route 10 South toward Pine Lake. Just under 1.5 miles past Pine Lake, take a left onto Schoolhouse Road. The trail will be on the left in under 1-mile.
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest
One: Easy to moderate trail