Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livingston Manor, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Directions from Ulster County, NY: The Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest lies primarily in Ulster County encompassing the town of Hardenburgh and stretching to the towns of Middletown and Andes which lie in Delaware County. Trailhead parking and recreation area access is well marked. The more popular trailheads include:Dry Brook Ridge Trailhead - Located on Mill Brook Road in the town of Hardenburgh, 8 miles south of Arkville.Kelly Hollow Trailhead - Located on Mill Brook Road in the town of Middletown, 13 miles southeast of Margaretville.Alder Lake Trailhead - Located at the end of Alder Creek Road / Route 54 in the town of Hardenburgh, 18 miles north of Livingston Manor.Hardenburgh Trailhead - Located on Beaverkill Road in the town of Hardenburgh, 6 miles east of Turnwood.Balsam Lake Mountain Trailhead - Located at the eastern end of the Beaverkill Road in Hardenburgh, 8 miles east of Turnwood.
Another great hike and fire tower. The volunteers at the rangers cabin on the summit were very helpful and informative.
Don't know if this is the same hike as the 1 off of mill brook rd, but nice hike with a fire tower at the top.
Mostly a wide Rugged Rocky Trail. Icy Stream. I came within inches of riding over a 5-6' pregnant Timber Rattler.