15. After rounding the northwest edge of Lake Helene, and almost immediately after the trail leaves the lake and starts to climb above the level of the lake, there is a faint trail that branches off to the right through a clearing looking directly at Notchtop. The trail is a little faint in spots but not too hard to follow. This is the best way to go. After a short distance, Notchtop comes into clear view, towering above Grace Falls.