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Very pleasant year around loop trail. Variety of habitats, mostly mature forest and open fields replicating 1700’s conditions with a few wetlands and stream crossings. Trail well maintained and marked.

Great overall hike for some perfect views! Take this recommended Loop and you wont be disappointed. No part of this trail is too hard that a family cant do. We got to the top in 45min, & continued on to bushwack to Erebus (that takes some planning). Feel free to send me a message for best recommended route. Enjoy!

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is relatively short and easy compared to most other ADK towers. It was worth the hike. Check out my full write up along with pictures and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/sprucemountain/

Did this hike a couple days ago, was great. Did it with two dogs they loved it. Only three other people logged in that day. Wasn’t too bad, took us about an hour 15 to get up and it’s a great trail to jog down.

Began at the Hogtown parking lot and did the trail to the summit, then the pond and back. We take our time so it took all morning. First time that we had done a mountain summit and it was incredible! Plan on going again in the fall as the view must be wonderful then.

Nice, short hike that became steep at times but fun with beautiful views of Schroon Lake.

Was able to do the whole trail right around 2 hours up and down. Definitely a great trail for the short distance.

Good easy hike with family and small dog!

Hiked this trail on 8-2-18. It is.not difficult for anyone in normal health I was with two 50 that were able to easily complete the trip.
The trail was well maintained. The views are very nice. There is some interesting moss hanging from the trees. More like something you’d see in Louisiana. The top was busy with people chatting and relaxing. The fire tower offered nice views to many lakes and ponds as well as the mountains. I had binoculars with me which mad viewing even better.
I would do this hike again.

Nice steady climb that was challenging with a great view from atop the fire tower. Be brave and climb to the top! Our two sons (5 & 8) were able to make it with a handful of water breaks. 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down. Enjoy!!!

on Goodnow Mountain Trail

hiking
11 days ago

A very well-maintained trail with beautiful views from the fire tower. We thought it was perfect; challenging but not too steep. We arrived at 10:30am on a Saturday in early August. The parking lot was half full. When we finished, the lot was nearly full. Out and back took us 3 hours with a leisurely break at the top. We met a lot of friendly hikers. We stopped at the Adirondack Interpretive Center for a picnic lunch on the way home.

A wonderful hike though it was a little dicey in parts. Winter appears to have brought some changes to the landscape.

Really spectacular hike. The changing melodies of the mountain stream follow you for a good way up the hike. Little bridges crisscross over the stream. The different topographical views are beautiful on this hike. Trail markers are easy to follow and trailhead starts right at the parking area. Good hike for dogs, my dog is older and arthritic and the hike was very doable - there is a gentle incline ascent up to pond region.

Very wet hike through misty woods. Number 13 for the challenge! Well maintained and great directions. I’m sure there would have been a great view from the tower. Dog loved the ferns!

Loved it and can’t wait to go back

Great hike for kids. There are three areas that you can stop and swim in the Hudson River. My 7 and 8 year old both really enjoyed the hike. We went on a rainy day and stayed dry while under the trees. Would definitely go back.

Very easy 5 mile walk in the the great camp. I didn't like the fact that there is horse manure on the road going into Newcomb lake. Spent way to many steps zig zaging around the crap. Owner of the horses should have to clean up at least once a week. I give it 5 stars though for the historic value.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike. Not a fan of climbing fire towers but I did it! Worth every step!

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike! Some areas were challenging but overall a fun heat pumping hike! The views from the summit were outstanding! Very dog friendly as well!

16 days ago

Great views of Lake George.

Fun hike, a bit rocky at times, great view at the top. Would definitely hike again!

Did this hike as my first time taking my 9 year old daughter out by myself. She loved it and the view was great. I liked that we frequently had people passing us by since we it was just the 2 of us. People of different ages and dogs were all present.

Beautiful views of Schroon Lake from the top.

Excellent views and a super easy hike.

Trail is dry. Mostly uphill hike. Top of the fire tower is locked.

Hiked up for sunrise, still an amazing hike which reward u with a fantastic view. Continue the hike to Erebus, which is kind of muddy and lack of view

Nice trail easy to navigate some steep spots but nothing overwhelming. Hiked it July 22 and met just a couple others on the trail. Other than that, had the trail pretty much to myself.

Absolutely stunning views!

Lovely little trail. My husband and I hiked to the fire tower with our dog on a leash (a corgi) on Saturday, July 21. The trail was not muddy at all, and the view of the peaks from top of the tower was fantastic.

Nice gentle ascent to the top. Nice views when you climb the fire Tower.

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