Trailhead on Cook Rd, 100 yds west of Leaning Rd Essex, NY 12936
Black Kettle/ Beaver Flow Trails
Find the south trailhead on Walker Rd 1.25 mi west of Rt 22 in Whallonsburg, and the north trailhead on south side of Cook Road in Essex, about 100 yds west of Leaning Rd.,
From the north trailhead, the trail is shared with Black Kettle Trail for about 100 yards. Take the right fork, walk through a rich forest, cross a stream and climb to more-level land. Go straight or take the right fork to access Homestead Trail which makes it a loop hike via Cook Road. If you went straight, continue past two junctions with Homestead Trail* (on right) to get to Walker Road.
(B4 on map) 3 mi RT or 3 mi loop, easy.