Red House Lake Area Trail

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Red House Lake Area Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salamanca, NY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November.

5.3 miles 1061 feet Loop

kid friendly




nature trips

road biking

trail running





wild flowers

1 month ago

Great trail, well marked. Only saw a couple of people. Beware of the acorns in the fall!!!! Would definitely come back and walk it again.

2 months ago

Good range of terrains, secluded trail, beautiful forest scenery. Trail spans 3 mountains with several good ascents and descents. I would rate challenge level as moderate. Get out and hike!

3 months ago

5 months ago

This trail is called the beehunter trail and is well marked once you are on the trail. When the trail ends you will have to find the bike path to follow to get back to your car but it's only about a half a mile away. I would recommend this hike.

7 months ago

awesome trail, solo hike saw no one.

1 year ago

Ran the 22k adventure run a few times here. Very runnable trails with the last 2.5 miles is straight up hill to the finish.

1 year ago

I'm not aware of a specifically "10.9 mile trail" in Allegany SP, but there are indeed several hiking trails in the Red House Lake area. We hiked about 10 miles, there-and-back, on the section of the North Country Trail passing through Allegany, accessing it via the Conservation Trail, which starts right behind the Red House Administration Building. This was a moderate hike, with a steady but gradual initial climb and mostly undulating terrain after that. Trails were well-marked. The tree canopy is very dense here, so there's not much understory, which is great for wildlife viewing--we were able to spot and observe a young bear quietly foraging more than 50 yards away. Official trail map here:

sea kayaking
1 year ago

LOVED IT. beautiful place and so much to do

2 years ago

4 years ago

Great trail! Well marked and abundant wildlife. Trails are challenging on parts but mostly moderate hiking. Huge area for hiking, fishing, camping. Nothing you can't get into here. I think there's an $6 admission to get into park. but a bargain to say the least. Allegheny has the best cabins / camping on the PA / NY border. This is a 2 hour drive for me so I don't get up there as much as I would like. A must do for novice and seasoned hikers alike. Accommodating for families and pets as long as you follow the rules. Do the weekend thing if you want the real experience. The Gem of the North!

4 years ago

Did the 22k adventure run in May. The trails are pretty safe compared to letchworth. The last 2.5 miles of the race was a straight assend to the finish.

5 years ago

Nice trail, runs into other trails and could get confusing at parts. Park really needs to update trail maps. Ex. Bear Cave Trail map is Reversed. We ended up doing the whole trail, which was fine except we had a 4 month infant with us that did his first End to End!