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hiking
9 hours ago

Nice short hike. A little buggy but with bug spray it was no problem. Steeper at times than you would think for a “Easy”. But worth it- pretty views of the mountains, Saranac Lake and the town.

This was an incredible hike! Great workout and spectacular views. At a brisk pace and with about 2 mi of trail running on the way back, it took us around 3 hours to get to the top of Peaked Mountain and back to the parking lot. Closer to 8 miles, not 6.2. If you’re planning to climb to the top and not turn around at the pond, know that the last section should be rated difficult and the hike overall is moderate not easy in my opinion.

Did this last year with my 4 year old son - definitely more moderate because of rock scrambling, although short - we needed more bug spray as the way down follows a stream!

We took our bikes through here. Great for bike rides. Some trails are easier for beginners while others will cause the beginner to walk. There are points of fallen trees where expert bike skills will be able to jump but others will need to walk over. Make sure to make it to the dam. Very enjoyable bike outing!

hiking
4 days ago

Last of the Saranac 6 complete! Saved it for last because we figured it would be easiest. After doing 3 others over the past day the hike was a little more than I expected. The trail on the right as you go up is pretty steep. Some nice views at the top - ran down the other trail on the way back down to see it was much more gradual.

Love this hike. Dislike the crowds.

a beautiful day for a hike...we are hiking with our grandson so he can finish the Tupper Lake Triad....the view is amazing....we will have to go again in the fall to see all the color

on Peninsula Loop

nature trips
5 days ago

Easy hike with great swimming spot

Nice hike but a bit crowded on a Saturday! Views were nice in 2 directions.

7 days ago

Definitely a toddler friendly hike with a stunning 360 degrees view!

hiking
8 days ago

Great views, pretty easy hike

It was a very long hike that let to the valley top on the opposite side of the falls. I was hoping more to be up close to the falls.

Moderate is a better description of this hike. Fine views but pretty grown in. Already starting to get crowded by 9. 1 of 6!

This hike is not long or difficult but is a little challenging. Some definite climbing on rock and do not ever try hike without proper footwear especially if it’s wet. The trail can be a little confusing at times and you will really need to look for the markers. Some stepper rock climbs in the middle of the trail. The really nice thing about the hike is the sneak peak views you get of the lakes while climbing to the top. Of course the best view is saved for last and the tower is open.

hiking
11 days ago

This hike is definitely not easy. It is moderate for sure.

Great hike for all ages and pups as well! Very easy and short hike. Great for beginners.

BUG SPRAY IS A MUST. OVER 30 BITES BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE

A word of warning. This is a beautiful walk along Peaked Mt. Brook to the Pond. The Easy rating is appropriate here. But the trail up from the pond has steep rocky sections. It is enjoyable and the views make it worth the effort but it does require effort.

We took the right fork and the trail was steep. The view at the top was nice for short hike. There were cool wild life like frogs, quails and unfortunately mosquitoes.

Views are beautiful of the lake. Definitely worth visiting this hiking spot. Our dogs loved it as well. Easy hike.

Amazing view at the top. The steep side is just that...steep. Our family hiked this with our dogs. Beautiful sights...lots of wildlife. Saw lots of frogs, amazing rock formations and some deer. If not up for a challenge, take the left trail up.

hiking
16 days ago

Big Bang for your buck! Not a great weather day for this one but the 360 degree views will make this a must do again hike!

Nice easy nature walk. Lots of roots on the path so need to pay attention.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy, short hike with a great view! Took us just over an hour round trip, including 10 minutes at the top. Lots of dogs and families. If you're looking for a quick hike with a rewarding view, this is the hike for you. Did as part of the Tupper Lake Triad.

this was and awesome hike a bit longer then what I'm use to but pretty easy hike we stopped once on the way in. I will suggest anyone trying to get to the bottom of the falls to bring a rope that would have been very helpful.

hiking
17 days ago

My first mountain, think I’m hooked. Great hike, no bugs today, incredibly views towards saranac/flower lakes. Easy bike ride from town to trailhead, had a great hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike with beautiful waterfall at end. Never too steep.

Nice hike for the family. For us, it was easy- not something I’d remark as moderate- as we do a great deal of hikes. We checked in early to beat the rush. It’s a popular hike, especially during peak season. Our son loved it. Had no issues making our way to the fire tower and back in a reasonable amount of time. Going up we passed no one, however coming down we passed so many! If you want to beat the crowd, definitely get there early.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike with my youngest. After the rain the falls was flowing nicely and the Hudson River was being enjoyed by numerous rafters. 4hr and 20mon with some time spent at the river.

hiking
20 days ago

This trail is well marked and rather easy.Great views at the summit for such a little effort getting there.This is a good hike for just about anyone as we saw many dogs,younger kids and some older adults on the trail.I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for good views and a nice safe trail.

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