From the Zealand Road trailhead, you follow the Hale Brook Trail straight to the summit.
It starts out relatively easily but soon becomes more moderate as you gain elevation.
For the next 20-30 minutes, the trail becomes more strenuous until you come upon Hale
Brook for the first time at 0.8 miles. This is a good time to have a drink or rest your
feet. After a quick rest on level ground, the trail begins to ascend more steadily.
At 1.1 miles, the trail turns left sharply and climbs above Hale Brook below to your
left. Soon, Hale Brook will again be crossed at 1.3 miles. Shortly, the trail becomes
more aggressive through a couple of switchbacks and crosses it's last brook at 1.7 miles.
The final 0.5 miles to the summit clearing is barely moderate and uneventful. A strange
360 degree clearing, with a fire tower base scattered about and an incredible summit cairn
was a delightful surprise. I added a few rocks to it, myself. All in all, it was a quick
summit. It took me 1 hr 45 minutes to hike up and 1 hr 15 minutes to stroll down.