Old Ski Path Description

Trail signs and intersections
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Trail on map Start of the Old Ski Path at the Red Spot Trail Sign at the start of the Old Ski Path End of the Old Ski Path at the White Dot Trail Sign at the end of the Old Ski Path

Elevation Gain: 236 ft.
Length: 0.19 miles
Difficulty: 2
Popularity: 5

Heading up the Old Ski Path The Old Ski Path is a short connecting trail that goes between the Red Spot Trail at it's lower end and the White Dot Trail at it's upper end. While ascending the Red Spot Trail, the Old Ski Path will be on the left side of the trail a little after a third of the way up and at an elevation of about 2350 ft. The trail starts off with a quick climb up before leveling off a little. The trail continues this way pretty much until the end. The trail doesn't have any real steep spots and just continues up at a decent pace.

Limited view near the end This trail is mostly in the hardwoods and is therefore pretty open on both sides. There is tall grass growing on both sides of the trail at most times and near the higher end of it you will pass by an area with lots of ferns growing. Just before the very end, there is a small limited view to the Southeast.

This is a nice trail that doesn't see much use. This is probably since it connects two popular trails that almost parallel each other and aren't that far apart. It does make for a nice way to change up the route to the summit allowing you to combine multiple trails on your hike from the State Park Headquarters.


When descending... the Old Ski Path will be on the left side of the White Dot Trail just before a drop in the trail. It goes steadily downhill without any steep sections and brings you out to the Red Spot Trail about two thirds of the way down it. The sign at the start is easy to see and the trail is easy to follow.

Trail signs and intersections while descending
Start of the Old Ski Path at the White Dot Trail Sign at the start of the Old Ski Path Sign at the end of the Old Ski Path End of the Old Ski Path at the Red Spot Trail
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