“With a spectacular view from Sexton Cabin, and a spectacular view from Bald Ledge, what's not to like about this trail?”
— David Smith
Views · Wildlife
This trail is kind of in "no man's land"; while it is technically owned by Purity Spring Resort, it is actually on a tract of land known as the McNair Easement. This orange-blazed trail starts behind Sexton Cabin and ascends steeply.
After climbing over a few downed white pines, the trail follows the ridgeline. It reaches an obscure path (on the right) marked with pink flagging. This pink-flagged trail is the unmaintained Bald Ledge Connector Trail (SOSSC)
, a snowmobile access trail to Bald Ledge. I have a feeling that the snowmobile trail is no longer maintained to discourage snowmobilers from injuring themselves.
The trail takes a small dip to the left, then climbs up to the open ridge top. The trail comes into a grassy-topped clearing, then descends sharply left. This small section down to the ledge is tricky and dangerous during winter. In the winter, this seems like a nice secluded place to relax and take in the views; the summer may see more traffic. Exercise caution near the ledge.
Flora & Fauna
Rock tripe grow here.