Elephant's Head Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Malone, NY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The total mileage of the trail is only about 1 mile round trip--I parked my car down the dirt road and walked the road up to the trailhead.
Great easy hike with a good view at the summit. Awesome for children or a first time.
Most people park at the first little area right off Route 30 and walk the road to the trailhead. However, you can continue further down the road and find a few parking spots off the side. Or if you are dead-set on just doing the trail itself, you can drive all the way to the trailhead and park there.
Nice little walk/hike! Would be good for kids and dogs. I think it's important to note that on the day I went there were lots of ground bees out for whatever reason. I got stung once and several other hikers told me they did too. Beware if you're very allergic!
I'm still not sure I did this hiking trail correctly. I parked right off of the road and then walked for about 3 miles on a sandy road that I thought was the trail (and was a little disappointed) then randomly came upon the trail head marker just as I was about to give up hope. The last half mile hike was lovely! But knowing I had a fairly boring 3 mile walk back to my car was a bit distracting.
Nice hike, 4.25 round trip from first parking spot. Hiking on sandy road until last half mile then up a narrow, mildly steep root filled path. Great view of Lake Titus from the top.
Nice hike. If you have a truck and can drive in, it's not as long of a hike but the road is pretty rough and I would not recommend taking a car in.
good afternoon hike if your around Malone.
Very easy for kids!!
Great hike from Meacham Lake campground. Very easy walk for first 1.5 miles, leading to gradual slope with some steep climbing near the top.
Easy hike, perfect for children, especially as a first hike or climb. Beautiful in the fall with all the gorgeous reds and yellows in the trees. Very cool set of log stairs for which I have a photo of. Nice sitting rock at the top. Very quiet. Can get muddy in spots, when we went it was quite muddy at the top. Very nice view.
I started near the highway and walked up the dirt road to the actual trailhead. From there it's a short, easy climb to a hilltop, with a view of Lake Titus.