This is a black diamond cross country ski trail and after hiking it I can see why! I won’t attempt it on skis! The last bit is a half-mile repeat of Patterson trail that takes you down to the Bova area. There is a warming hut about half way around that I forgot about, so we ate lunch on a log just a tiny distance from the hut!
Perfect day for this hike. Cool in the morning – took us about 20 minutes of brisk walking to get warm! After that, we were comfortable the whole time.
We had arranged for a ride back up to the Art Roscoe ski area to retrieve our car.
One more to go to complete the Allegany 18 hiking challenge! (We obviously did not do the trails “in order.”)
Distance: 5.4 miles (more if you count getting to the trailhead, and getting the rest of the way down the hill!)
Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 54 seconds
Average Speed: 2.1 mph
Minimum Elevation: 1505 feet
Maximum Elevation: 2275 feet
Total climb: 539 feet
Total descent: 1309 feet