Starting at the Hamilton Ridge Trail Parking Area off Old Mine Rd., travel west along the trail. Climb the ridgeline through dense hardwood forests, passing a junction with the Orchard Trail about 0.5 miles from the trailhead. Continue on the dirt-treaded trail, slowly descending along the nose of the ridge. Pass two trail junctions on the right (both leading to the Pioneer Trail
) before the trail ends at an intersection with Old Mine Rd.
Eastern hardwoods abound on this ridge-top trail.