The trail leaves the road and comes to a fork. The Mountain Route, the right fork, has a moderately steep climb, meets an old woods road, then connects to Boquet Mountain Trail. Turn left to return to the trailhead, or continue on Boquet Mountain Trail to Cook Road.
The Foothill Trail, the left fork, is relatively level and climbs a little to meet Boquet Mountain Trail. Turn right and walk about 500 yards to the Mountain Route, then turn right and go back to trailhead. In fall, the leaves on the descent can be slippery.
Trailhead: Head south on Route 22 in Essex and continue straight onto Jersey Road, then bear left on Leaning Road. The trailhead is about 150 yards on the right.
Distance: 2 mile loop