Follow a maintained logging road for .25 miles to the start of a single track. Cross East Pond Brook and climb steeply to the Pond. From the Pond the Mail Swig's left and climbs very steeply to Scar Ridge. Much of this will involve pushing or climbing with very low gears. The trail climbs gradually on an old Rail Road bed to a crossing of Pine Brook, which is a problem in high water. The next section of trail is a steep, technical climb with lots of pushing to Scar Ridge.
Parking and Trail Access
Park at the small parking area just off Tripoli Road, 5.4 miles east of 1-93, or 4.3 miles west from Livermore Road in Waterville Valley. Follow a maintained logging road for .25 miles to the start of a single track.
Park at the Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway (NH 112), approximately 8 miles east from Exit 32 in Lincoln.