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.
dogs on leash
got married here the beginning of October
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.
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.
Great hike and amazing view
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.
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.
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.
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.
Was a blast! Plan to return in fall for an autumn foliage view!
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.
Great view! Wear good hiking shoes. Tricky climb at points.
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
Loved this hike! Pretty flat but then a challenging ascend leaves a beautiful rewarding view at the top!
Difficult, but it was worth it. Amazing view.
great trail, aptly named, well marked, and definitely worth your time
the trail was well marked, but I walked along the lake. the views from 'good luck cliff' was amazing. made me appreciate the mtns which surround me!
Great trail and loved stopping at the lake with the dogs