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Pretty cool little hike. Always figured it would be a waste of time, but I’ll def come back. Some good bird activity if you’re patient and have binoculars. Once you hit the bridges, the trail isn’t very well maintained, so I could see it being messy/ buggy but it was fine today (Sept 20th). Easy, quick, enjoyable, great for after work!

It’s a nice trail. It was a little over grown in a few areas. Bring bug spray.

poorly marked trails ..gunshots off in distance .. couldnt even find the loop.. was a nice day ..heard some birds and an owl ..which was nice to hear . otherwise ..ok

Was a great easy hike with my two daughters before afternoon preschool, trails marked nicely, kids loved the bridges, would definitely do again

Great hike, took the grandchildren, stopped at the overlook for lunch, let the kids fish, and hiked around the lake. Good times

3 days ago

Super fun, beautiful walk in the woods! Very easy and flat trail for our hike-loving eleven year old dog and three kids that were tagging along! It was well trafficked the day we went, but the magic of the beautiful lake and the loons calling made it feel like it was our own special place

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4 days ago

Peaceful, easy trail. Amazing water & woodland viewing.

6 days ago

First trail of the LP9ers. We had a great time. Parts of the trail were a little technical but nothing crazy. Good loop trail.

7 days ago

Nice and easy hike..... end result brings you to a beautiful, peaceful lake to sit and have a snack or lunch!

8 days ago

Nice view, trail up the mountain is a bit eroded

We did the loop, taking the longer lake side first. We decided to take the shorter steep side on the way back. Good thing there was a rope on a very steep section to help us down. We had to cut our dog loose so he could maneuver for himself.
It had rained in the early morning so everything was still pretty wet/slick.
Fun hike with nice views at the top.

10 days ago

Very gradual until the top with lots of spots for the dog (or humans) to swim on a hot day. Great views! Somewhat crowded by the thirteenth lake area. Our dog hikes often, and I know some said their dogs couldn’t make it all the way. Our Aussie/husky 50 lb medium dog had no issues on this one, but smaller or less agile dogs may have a tougher time.

Great walk. Not too taxing but well marked.

Not really a hike. But it’s a great half mile walk up a gravel road to the tower.
And the view from the fire tower is awesome! Great vistas of Lake Champlain and the green mountains to the east, and the Adirondacks to the west.
Must be beautiful in the height of autumn ... well worth the trouble to seek out and hike.
Speaking of seeking out, best directions are this.
From the Tracey road, turn left onto dalton hill road. Go one mile. Parking is on the right, trailhead on the left.
Enjoy the easiest fire tower peak in the fire tower challenge!

11 days ago

Great hike. Terrain was a little treacherous as it was not a simple walking trail. Parts of the trail did involve rock climbing. But has a beautiful view from the top and many spots along the way as well. Plus the balanced rocks at the top are very unique

12 days ago

I did this while 5 months pregnant. It was steep at points, but doable. We completed it in about 25-30 min. Scenic at the end of the trail. Our pics didn’t do it justice. Great short after dinner or early morning hike!

Easy walk! Saw a Barred owl!!

14 days ago

This is a short, easy walk to a waterfall. This time of year it's a trickle but I'm sure in the Spring it's worth seeing.
The app gives the wrong location. It's near Racquatte Lake. This needs to be corrected! This is a good place to give the dogs or kids a break from the car.

15 days ago

Love this hike. Be prepared for a few steep climbs, which are tricky when muddy. Access to the creek at the end of the trail was rewarding and refreshing. Good chance for the dog to splash around and cool off!

16 days ago

Beautiful area. A lot of information on the trees. Trails are very well maintained. More of an arboretum then an actual park. Lovely relaxing place to visit when you're in the vicinity. I drove an hour to get to it. I'd go again only if I was already in the area.

17 days ago

Nice hike around the lake, no bugs
The loons were talking to each other. Very popular for hiking and kayaking

Beautiful trail, nice and easy and dog friendly until the top. We got pretty close to the top and had to turn around due to our dogs sliding on the rocks and unable to climb the roots of trees. We boosted our dogs a few times to get closer but didn't feel comfortable or safe enough bringing them further. Loved the view of the lake, pond and stream on the way up.

17 days ago

Beautiful views and easy to hike. Definitely worth it!

Nice little walking trail. Mix of gravel, soft ground and old wood rail (probably not stroller friendly for those parts). As of today last .5 still closed. Enter from Lake Ave end. Dog found lots to sniff!

Swam in the water pool next to the waterfall, it was a great cool down!

Terrific hike with a fair amount of scrambling at the top. Lots of water (lake, pond and streams!) for our 2 dogs. Took 3 of us 4 hours to make it to the top of the peak and back. Even on a cloudy day, the peak was worth it. Will definitely be doing this one again.

on Peaked Mountain Trail

18 days ago

Great hike to the Peaked Pond with nice views of thirteenth lake, a stream, and rolling hills. The last mile to the mountain was steep, challenging, and made slippery due to the light rain. It was definitely not easy, and we had to grab onto roots and rocks at times. We made it to the top but didn’t have a view due to the clouds. There were trails to a couple of ponds on route to Peaked Pond that are worth another trip to explore.

on OK Slip Falls Trail

18 days ago

This was a great hike to the falls. It was a good workout with uphills and downhills but nothing too steep.

Walked this easy flat trail this morning. Little soft under foot in some places, especially when among the tree's. Decent amount of poison ivy growth along the sides of some of the trail so watch your footing. Last half-mile (Meadowbrook Road end) was roped off/closed for improvement work.

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