The trail, marked with blue blazes, follows an old gated road on a steady moderate incline to Binney Brook ravine. Turning southwest (left) at about 0.5 miles the trail then begins to climb steeply to the west ridge of Haystack Mountain. This section of trail is mainly a snowmobile trail, so look for and follow the orange snowmobile signs. The trail makes a few turns leading through different forest types until reaching the summit trail junction. Turn right and follow the blue blazes again making a few more turns until the trail reaches the summit. From the partially wooded summit some views include, Haystack Pond and Mt. Pisgah (Mt. Snow) to the north, Harriman Reservoir to the south, and large windmills to the southwest. The summit, from different locations, also has many great views of bordering mountains. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.