|Scar Ridge Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit
The map below shows how to get to the summit of Scar Ridge. (Note: The highlighted map below shows an approximate location of where you can begin the bushwhack in an area that is not so dense. It is not an exact location.)
(NOTE THIS IS A BUSHWHACK HIKE. THERE IS NO MAINTAINED TRAIL TO THE SUMMIT OF SCAR RIDGE, SO ONLY ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE SMART WITH A NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND/OR KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.)
From the back of the Loon Mountain Ski Resort lodge, take the furthest trail to the left called the Brookway. Hike all the way up until you see the orange colored lodge (Camp III Lodge). From there hike up the Lower Walking Boss Woods ski trail (which is a black diamond trail). Then continue up the Upper Walking Boss trail (also a black diamond trail). At the top of this trail is the summit of (North) Loon Mountain, and the ski quad.
The herd path that begins your journey up to Scar Ridge, begins about a hundred or so feet lower than the quad on the Upper Walking Boos trail. (If you are hiking up that trail you will see a yellow sign really high up in the trees on the left side that says you are entering an unmaintained trail. That is the start of the herd path.) If you don't see any yellow sign, just look for a path in that area. It is an old ski trail, so it is easy to navigate.
Hike on that herd path for roughly 0.6 miles. At that point, you can start the bushwhack really anywhere in that area on the right side. That area is not too dense, so it is a great starting point. This begins your bushwhack up to Scar Ridge! There is not really any herd path in the woods, except maybe a few areas close to the summit, so a good GPS comes in handy to locate the actual summit. There is a canister and a summit sign.
This hike can be as little as 8.5 miles, depending on your bushwhack route, but can also be closer to 10 if you aren't going directly towards the summit during your whack.
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