Level: Very Rugged
Although less than a half-mile in length, this trail is very steep and strenuous as it ascends 400ft. up the slopes of West Mountain via a series of switchbacks, rock steps, and metal cables for support. It begins behind Skytop’s old stables, reached either by car or by a short walk from the Lodge along Dutch Hill Road. The views from the top are spectacular, and by turning right onto the West Rim Trail, the hiker quickly reaches the Gazebo affording magnificent views of Skytop Lake, Camelback Mountain and the Delaware Water Gap.