Orange Trail (Mack Ridge Trail)


Orange Trail (Mack Ridge Trail) (blazed orange). This trail departs north from the Old Stage Rd. and soon ascends a scree slope (use care when wet or snow covered). When the trail reaches the top of the ridge there is a fine open vista with excellent views to the west. At approximately 1.5 mi. the trail intersects the red/orange trail. After crossing the red/orange trail, the orange trail gradually descends until it emerges at the Griswold Scout Reservation outpost site in a stand of red pine on the shore of Upper Round Pond where it ends at the red trail intersection (another 0.25 mi.). Distance from Old Stage Rd. to the red/orange trail, 1.5 mi. 800 ft., 1 hr.30 min. Difficult in spots.