Dependent on ability and choosing a one- or two-day trip.
The trail has seen little use in recent years due to extensive blowdowns following an ice storm. While Forest Service staff have improved the trail considerably, users should remember to follow rail blazes. Part of the Eastern Continental Divide Loop, see "Day 6" of "Do the Loop" on the Garrett Trails Web page.
The northern trailhead is approximately one mile south of the Deal exit on Interstate 68 . The southern trailhead is at the eastern end of Big Savage Reservoir.
Overnight camping requires a permit.
Last updated: July 6, 2017