Continue a short distance further and arrive at a large, open rock area with amazing views. This spot is one of the most popular and beautiful views in all of the Catskills. Elevation gain from the trailhead to here is about 2,060 feet in 2.75 miles.
A zoom view of North South Lake.
After enjoying the sensational views, look for the blue marked escarpment trail, which heads down towards North Point. Follow this and pass through a wide open area known as Pocket Ledge.
Round trip mileage for the day was about 6.1 miles. As with my other hikes here, I did not see another person the entire time on the trails.