Good Luck Mountain and Lake Trail

HARD 40 reviews
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Good Luck Mountain and Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Caroga Lake, NY that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 963 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

Couldn't find the path to the summit with 4 inches of snow on the ground, no foot path to follow. Still a nice hike.

https://www.strava.com/activities/785397436

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful and challenging as well! Great for dogs. Trail needs better markings. Trail marked better on the way down. Quite soggy until you start heading up. Well worth it!

camping
1 month ago

got married here the beginning of October

2 months ago

Awesome hike. Marking were a little unclear, make sure you turn right and follow specific trail to reach summit. My girlfriend and I ended up hiking an extra 6 miles. Great view at the summit though.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Took the lake trail, lots of overgrowth. Turned up to the summit trail after that. Top is steep but doable. View is nice, but if you've ever been to places like Snowy Mt., not fantastic.

2 months ago

Great hike and amazing view

hiking
3 months ago

This was an average trail. It was difficult as it was steep for the last half but no scrambles or such. The summit is small and offers a view, but it didn't say wow. Not marked aside from the trailhead sign. If you come to a foot bridge on the trail you have missed the turnoff for the summit. It was quite muddy from the rain the past couple of days. Did notice that the leaves are already starting to change color.

3 months ago

Great trail! Take the fork to the right after you pass the first lake, it takes you past the small waterfalls and brings you to the summit of the mountain, wear good shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

The climb up the cliffs was difficult at times but we'll worth it for the beautiful view. It is definitely on my to do list for this fall.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail in the beginning. Very peaceful lake mid way through. The climb up to the cliff was challenging, but the scenery and rock formations were awesome. View up top was beautiful! Great hike all around. I would recommend kids 12 and older. It is a difficult hike. Definitely wear hiking boots. Our 3 year old German Shepherd had no problem with the terrain, but I imagine an older dog or overweight dog world have problems.

5 months ago

Was a blast! Plan to return in fall for an autumn foliage view!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Super fun! Absolutely beautiful views. It wasn't enough to satisfy our hiking bug, so we meandered over to Dexter and Spectacle Lakes as well.

hiking
5 months ago

Great view! Wear good hiking shoes. Tricky climb at points.

hiking
5 months ago

Great Hike! Great views of the lake along the trail while headed up the mountain. May get confused with the skiing trails but the trail is marked for hikers. Kid friendly

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent View

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this hike! Pretty flat but then a challenging ascend leaves a beautiful rewarding view at the top!

6 months ago

Difficult, but it was worth it. Amazing view.

6 months ago

great trail, aptly named, well marked, and definitely worth your time