After leaving the parking lot, the red marked trail for the Crow Mountains heads north, and begins ascending almost immediately.
After exploring the open rock areas for a bit, I descended back down the steep slopes.
There is no shortage of views along the hike, so plan to take your time and really enjoy yourself. Here is a section of open rock walking along a ridge line.
A zoomed in view of Whiteface Moutain.
Much of the unmaintained and unmarked trail is easy to follow, wandering through brushy areas like this.
Once atop the rock cliffs, there are an assortment of different areas to explore, each with a special view of its own.
After leaving that rocky cliff, another steep climb leads to the next.
The trail leaves the rocky cliffs and re-enters deep woods, basically following the ridge line the entire way. There are several ups and downs along the way, with a couple of fun scrambles.
The trail follows the west side of the pond, with a couple of informal paths leading to the shores. Here is a great view south with Hurricane Mountain rising steeply beyond.
Felt absolutely amazing out today, with refreshing temperatures and low humidity. If only all summer was like this! Hiked about 6.6 miles total RT.