Historical Significance · Views · Wildlife
This trail starts across the road from Olivia's Overlook
Parking. It runs past the junction with the other end of the Burbank Trail
and continues straight along the ridge. It runs moderately then turns right to ascend to the dip in between the mountains.
Along this stretch, you'll be treated with a scant snack of red raspberries and skunk currants. The red raspberries help alleviate the fetid taste of the skunk currants ... or just skip the currants. The trail bounds over two humps, then turns right when it reaches the Reservoir Road Connector
. You'll pass by the homesite of John Gorman (on the left) before coming to the junction with Old Baldhead Road
At this junction, Burbank Trail
turns right and descends down the valley. It passes by Monks Pond, where you might be able to see salamanders and fish. It follows along the Monks Pond outflow and passes by a log bench, near the brook. The trail ends back at the first junction. Take a left to get back to Olivia's Overlook
Flora & Fauna
Flora: Mountain Maple, Striped Maple, Skunk Currant, Hay-Scented Fern, Mountain Laurel, Witch Hazel, Eastern Hemlock
Fauna: Chipmunk, Grey Squirrel, Fish, Salamanders, Toads.
Shared By: David Smith