Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Adirondack Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very nice hike. not too difficult but great views for sure

very easy hike. wonderfully amazing views at the summit though. good for all ages

This is a funny trail. The first half-ish (maybe give/take) is on gravel through a smidge of woods. You encounter dozens of butterflies who accompany you a good bit of the way. After that ends, you’re on a flat strip for about 10 min. Then the sweating, stopping, and wheezing begins. It ends with a beautiful flat carved out trail and then you hit the incredible summit. The trail is well maintained and accurately rated here. The only thing I wish I had known was how long the gravel portion of the hike is. The markers peeter out and you wonder if you’re where you should be. This is definitely hard but well rewarded! Bring bug spray too. The flies are everywhere.

1 day ago

There are two options to get to the top. A longer moderate trail along the lake with fallen trees, climbs and switchbacks to get you there (about an hour). There is also a more direct route, very steep incline. I took the moderate route both ways. Signing the trail could be better. Make sure you bring water, wear heavier hiking shoes and bug repellant. Bringing kids? Outfit them accordingly. I saw a little girl with flip flops, a dress and crying about bug bites. Really? I bet she won’t want to hike anymore.

Fun little hike with a great view for a short distance

on Baxter Mountain

3 days ago

We hiked up Baxter this morning because a storm was promised in afternoon. There were nice views at the top. We hiked to the second summit and that added about a 10th of a mile more. 6/18/2018

Great views of Blue Mountain Lake. Fairly easy hike. The trail was not very well maintained, however—a few downed trees and some vegetation in the way. It took us about 4 hours to complete

This was great hike! We had our 7 year old and we had fun until 3/4 into it, at that point it started to be a bit long for the little one. However we all loved it and the fire tour was worth the sweat.

A truly secluded beautiful hike. Abundant wildlife through various habitat ranging from old logging trails to steep, rocky inclines. The top half mile is steep. Many little streams crossing the trail during the last mile which made it nice for hiking with a dog. We had the entire trail to ourselves- we were the only hikers on a sunny Sunday which was a huge blessing. The fire tower is not active- it’s still beautiful to look at and an amazing summit. We saw signs of bear and moose today!

Took the yellow trail up and blue trail down. Amazing view from the summit! There is a false summit when heading up from the yellow trail. It was muddy in some spots, so wear appropriate footwear!

Intense hike. The trail is almost exclusively tree roots and boulders. Hiking this in the rain would be a very dangerous endeavor. The view from the top is almost unlike anything I have ever seen in the ADK. Complete 360 degree view from Fire Tower. There is another outlook near the radio tower as well as an observer cabin. Very tough but very worth it. We got there at 2pm on a beautiful Saturday and were the only ones on the summit.

Cliffs were pretty crowded but the view of Piseco Lake was spectacular. Steep trail and even though the distance is short, you will work to get to the top.

5 days ago

Hiked this yesterday with my DH and BIL. A quick hike even though I am five months pregnant to a nice view for minimal effort! A few short steep sections but nothing overly strenuous - Made it up and down in less than an hour. This is a nice wooded hike to do if you're looking for something short and sweet...also great to add to your Chester Challenge checklist! ;-)

This trail was a bit challenging after doing another short hike earlier in the day. I’d recommend wearing boots. We found the cliffs/view, but was uncertain at first due to the lack of trail markers. When you reach the top, the cliffs are straight through the not as heavily forested area. The view was extremely beautiful however.

5 days ago

Nice path but short

I really enjoyed this hike. It’s short in distance, but you feel it with the fairly steep incline. Views from the top are beautiful. I would recommend to others interested in a quick hike, that’s well-worth your time.

the road on the right before entering the parking lot leads to the trailhead

5 days ago

Always a nice hike in the morning.

I'm pretty fit and active and I found this mountain a challenge. pretty steep the whole way up with little relief but the views make up for it. didn't stay at the top for very long as the flies were killer!

Absolutely incredible hike. If you set a brisk pace you can be up to the cliffs in 25 minutes, even if you are not in the best of shape. That being said it is quite taxing at times and is without question one of the more strenuous hikes in this region of the Adirondacks. But is the view from the top is worth it and then some. Piseco lake is simply breathtaking, and the mountains in the distance are awe-inspiring. The trail is also in very nice shape. Children could also successfully do this, provided they were supervised at the cliffs. Not to be missed!

Amazing view from the fire tower! We made the hike with three kids and our Pomeranian. The trail was well maintained, with little mud and pretty easy for our group.

Great climb with lovely streams and plants. Close to lake placid for a bite to eat after.

Beautiful views from each of the summits (weather permitting). The trail from Algonquin over Boundary Peak to Iroquois is fairly easy (If you've gone to the effort of climbing Algonquin, go get Iroquois while you're there!).

How far is the hike if you start from the clay meadow trailhead and do the loop across the mountains and then along the bay? I'm planning a daytrip Saturday

did the north trail this morning,took me about 1.5 hrs up and back down but I'm also 29 so yeah, great trail if you want to be challenged physically. The North side is mostly wash out path with a lot of flat rock to navigate, be mind full on feet placement on wet rocks and mud on shoes.

Great hike! Nice hike for our three kids, 12, 10 &10. No mud at all. Few steep spots but nothing in comparison to other moderate hikes we’ve done nearby. Fairly easy. Great views!!

Took my sister up for her first hike ever. Incredible views! Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Black flies up top we’re insane though!

Did this one with the family ... wife and 2 boys (12 and 8). It was an amazing hike and view. We're a hiking family, and our kids did it like champs. If you're not used to scrambling or really steep climbs, it might not be for your young ones. Ours loved it and will remember it the rest of their lives.

I can definitely see why this trailhead is rated hard. Starts out nice and flat, then nothing but rock and steep uphill climb from then on. The spectacular view at the top was worth every bit of effort. Absolutely stunning,

10 days ago

Hiked the TL Triad this morning. The weather was great and the hike up amazing. Mt. Arab was the first one of the three. The trail is very well maintained and lucky for us no bugs since we started when it was 40 degrees.

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