After leaving White Rocks Ice Beds, I grabbed a little lunch and headed about 40 minutes away to Deer Leap, a prominent rocky ledge located almost directly across from Pico Mountain Ski Area. The rocky ledge is very noticeable from Route 4 and rises steeply above the Inn at Long Trail.
A large parking lot is located on the south side of Route 4, across from the Inn. You must be very careful crossing busy Route 4 to the trail head, which can be found at the east side of the parking lot for the Inn. It can be difficult to find in the winter time, due to the large snow banks.
Hiked 2.46 miles RT at Deer Leap for a total of 4.94 miles for the day. Even through the cold, it felt fantastic getting out there.