North Mountain – Grouse and Deer
11 miles; Not Too Strenuous; 10 miles from Orange Market; $1 Carpool fee.
Starting across from Dragons Tooth, we climb for about 1 1/2 miles up North Mountain aka Dragons Back. Hiking the ridge of North Mountain we descend Grouse Trail down to a forest service road. A short walk on the road brings us to Deer Trail for our ascent up switchbacks to the ridge again. Our descent off of the ridge brings us back to our parking area.