This route to the Pogue and South Peak offers a gradual hike, and a chance to explore the western side of the National Park. From the Prosper Road Parking Area pass the trailhead kiosk, and take the McKenzie Farm Trail to McKenzie Road. Turn left and follow McKenzie Road until it ends, then turn right on North Ridge Loop. Downhill, turn right at an intersection with two large trees. Walk the Pogue Loop until you reach a short section of fence. Take Mountain Road and shortly turn right onto Mount Tom Road. Follow Mount Tom Road to South Peak with its captivating view of Woodstock. If you would like an alternate route to the parking area, turn right off McKenzie Road and follow the steep Prosper Trail to the boardwalk.
Remnants of farm buildings may be seen at the junction of the McKenzie farm trail and McKenzie Road. The Prosper Trail passes through red pine plantations planted by Frederick Billings' heirs in 1917.