Silver Lake Mountain Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Au Sable Forks, NY. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
hiked this 1.8 RT out/back trail the day before Thanksgiving-- ~ 6" of snowfall and some gorgeous wintry hiking up a very moderate climb. The summit is easily reached in 0.9 miles in about 30 minutes and offers a summits view of open rock ledges overlooking Silver Lake, Taylor Pond, Catamount and Whiteface Mountain's northern slopes. The trail is pretty easy to moderate with some rocky sections and view points at 0.3, 0.5, and .07 miles. Overall RT 2.04 miles in 1:30 hours at a very slow pace of 45 min/mile-- Only had to wear microspikes on the rockier ledges but otherwise with deeper snow would make for a great afternoon snowshoe hike. I recommend this for kids and animals-- not very far and pretty easy hike with great views. .
Gorgeous in the fall
Beautiful views - starts with a nice walk through a bog.
Absolutely breathtaking and you don't even have to go to the full summit!!
Great view of the lakes, different view from each peak. Took about 68 pics.
Decent hike for about 80% but the last 20% which had a steep climb will be hard for beginners. Otherwise my 13 year old did a great job finishing the whole hike. Not bad for his first time.
Very nice hike for a Sunday afternoon.
Spectacular views at the top. There's a patch just before the top that requires a little scrambling over large rocks, but it's worth it.
The trail isnt marked well but the view is amazing. It does get pretty steep as you get to the top.
Great trail! My wife, 5 year old and I hiked up and it was just long and challenging enough. There were a few steep rocky points at the very end but my 5 year old handled it all fine. The view at the summit is amazing!
Went out for a quick hike on a gorgeous spring afternoon. A beautiful and short ascent. Great views at the top, especially when it's clear out! However, it being spring, some of the trails are a little hard to follow as a result of the melting snow. Loved this hike, would be great for groups, families, and friends!
First trail with my Lab... Temp was fantastic and my young dog did it like a pro!
We did the hike with our dog. Very quiet trail as we were the only 4 on the trail. Very nice view at the end.