A group of us planned this hike one year for a New Year eve hike. I don't think any of us made the true summit. I realized this when I hiked this as I went a lot further than we did that night.
It is a mostly moderate, 1.2 mile hike to the first summit. It begins at a moderate grade as it passes under a power line, then there's a continuous climb over switchbacks for 0.8 mile, where the Beede Farm Trail comes in on the left.
Going straight and work your way up a few steep steps to the first open rock. The first lookout is not the summit that's a bit farther along the ridge.
Past the summit, is a lesser-used trail descends to Beede Road in Keene Valley.
2.4 miles round trip
770 feet of elevation gain