Explore the most popular fishing 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.

I had a low-clearance car, so I couldn’t drive to the true trailhead, so a lot of boring walking on a dirt road for a stretch. Hike itself is pleasant enough once you get to the hill. The granite towards the top was dry when I did this, which definitely made it a lot less treacherous. Decent view at the top. Did the whole thing in a little over 3 hours - this trail is low-moderate at most. Wouldn’t do again, honestly, but if you’re in the area and have a few hours to kill, there are worse things to spend your time doing.

hiking
5 days ago

I had hiked Pharaoh as a child so I was a little nostalgic in my idea of what I remembered. It was an overcast, drizzly day and when a black cat crossed our path on Crane Pond Road driving in I should have known something was up. We parked at the end of Crane Pond Road and walked the road in. We got to almost the end when we encountered a very large impassable swampy area. At the time we didn't know there was a way around it via a trail off to the side. Just then a pick up came by, black cat my arse.. We hopped in the back and voila we were on the way up Pharaoh. The trail was very wet and extremely rocky, but we persevered. Then near the top, it got very rocky and we lost the trail. My husband fell on his hip, and then I fell and slid down a large boulder. We decided, ok... I decided ,to go back. We made it down ok but couldn't find that elusive trail around the small pond in the road. My husband decided to try and play Jesus by walking on the side where the reeds and grass are. Nope, too deep. Good thing because no way was I attempting that. We turned around and there was the side trail not 50 feet from where we were. You couldn't see the trail head sign walking out , only walking in.
Disappointed that we didn't summit, but you can't mess with a black cat crossing your path after all.

on Tenant Creek Falls

5 days ago

Challenging for 2nd hike of life but definitely worth the effort. Make sure to go to all three falls and bring a camera. We got some great shots. Would like to hike again in summer and get some swimming in the water holes around the falls. Saw eleven people during trip in and out.

hiking
6 days ago

Decent trail, there's is a view point which makes you think that it's the summit, when the summit is actually in the trees marked by a tiny marker. Took me and my friends a bit to find it.

We walked to Jockeybush en-route to a bushwhack to Iron Lake. The trail was wet and muddy, but not a problem. The middle half of the trail is a big seep and always wet. The lower and upper end were great! The creek crossing was a little sporty on wet rocks.

Take a few minutes and explore the fisherman's path to the two designated campsites on the north shore of the lake. The view is glorious and there's some nice places to sit and enjoy the scenery.

This definitely earns its difficult rating. Steep and rocky. Hiking boots are recommended, cannot imagine doing this in sneakers. Make sure you have both hands free because you'll need them to climb! Did the loop, ladders first. Cloudy day so the summit was anticlimactic but we caught some views on the way down. We are in fair shape and this was my first hike in a year since having a baby. Super challenging. We loved it.

We did this hike to complete the saranac six and I will not do it again. The hike is pretty and challenging enough to give you a work out but there is no view and it is too long. The only view comes at the false summit and the true summit is 20 minutes farther.

This will forever be my favorite mountain to hike. The beauty and physicality of Crane is endlessly surprising.

walking
17 days ago

Flat, easy trail along the river.

hiking
20 days ago

A perfect dog hike! My wife, dog and I had a great walk to the waterfalls! Uphill getting there, but worth it. Well marked foot trails. Enjoy!

Awesome hike! It was really fun to climb up the rocks and the ladders. It was a bit muddy at parts. The lake was beautiful. I did this hike with my 6 year old son and it took us just under 4 hours because of the pace. Would do it again!

relaxing hike..not to hard..
pretty wood bench and wooden bridge.
maybe more fun
to follow loop around and not summit mnt..
leads to an Alapaka farm( so said a passerby)

Very fun and challenging hike for the east coast! At the trail head you can go left for an easier ascent and toward the lake first or right for a more vigorous climb with ladders and rock scramble. Your call

I got a very late start in the day and was only able to get to the first waterfall before it started getting dark. I'll definitely go back to see the rest...it was beautiful!

Started at about 930 and took us about 3 hours with a half hour at the top. Gorgeous views! The pond was a really cool spot too. Nice if you just want a shorter but challenging hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful waterfalls. Met a person on the trail that said there wasn’t a second waterfall. There is definitely two. You just need to keep going till you get to the end. Down load the free App called All Trails. Access your map before you head out. You’ll be able to use your map while hiking even though there isn’t any service.

hiking
1 month ago

Fifth Peak: I've hiked several trails in the LG area and this is one of the better ones. It's a moderate trail with a few steep climbs and not much to see along the way. There are a few ponds and some dry streams to cross which would have made it more interesting had there been some recent rains. The trail could be better marked especially with distance and directional markers. I made a mistake on the decent that took me off the right path.

Great hike for my 13 year old and our dog! Only one nice view before the actual summit! Neat bridge to walk over as well!

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasant Saturday morning hike. Beats the heck out of chores.My wife and I have vowed to break the shackles of home ownership and become slaves of the Adirondax.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my all time favorite places to hike. So much fun and the views were incredible. Check out my full write up with pictures and directions.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cranemountain

paddle sports
1 month ago

Awesome paddling experience!

hiking
2 months ago

This is my third hike in the Lake George area. Buck and Sleeping Beauty being the other two. There were two distinct parts to our hike on Fifth Peak Trail, so I'll review them separately.
1. Fifth Peak was okay. The views were decent, but not nearly as impressive as Buck. The hike itself was manageable for my hiking partner and I, both of us are athletic and in good shape. I'd give the hike 3/5 stars. To me, given my other hiking experiences in the area, I'd say Fifth Peak was just alright.
2. After making it to the lookout point, we took the advice of a review below and hiked to the water. That involved a steep descent and forcing our way through some sections of poorly cut back trail. The view from the water was stunning, much more impressive than from the lean-to. We came prepared to take a dip in the lake, but I only managed to sit on a ledge for a moment or two before climbing back out. The rocks near the water were quite slippery and the water was very choppy from boat traffic. I consider myself to be a confident swimmer and I was not comfortable going further. We hung out for a little while and then trekked back up. Was it worth the extra couple of miles? The novelty of hiking to the lake was nice - it's definitely a unique view of Lake George as compared to from a lookout point or from a dock/beach. I wouldn't recommend a family with kids or hikers with dogs take on the extra couple of miles as it was steeper than the original hike to the lean-to, and had more loose rock. I definitely would not suggest just anyone use this as a means to hop in the lake as there's a fair amount of risk associated.

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite trails! Hiked about 100 miles of it in 2017, and thru hiked all 138.6 miles this year 2018. Trail has been revised, so this app version needs to be updated (trail begins at the arch in Northville).

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike especially on a hot day. My daughters loved to swim in each of the three waterfall pools. I agree with those who say it is a good beginner hike to the first waterfall. Gets a bit rocky after that

Great hike! Definitely does not seem long as stated. It has amazing views of the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a beautiful hike - I would strongly recommend this trail. Disclaimer - there is no view at the peak, but there are some decent ones near the top. The trail itself as it starts off through the woods and goes near a creek is very relaxing.

hiking
2 months ago

I don’t think the trail marker issue was that bad, a few times we were confused but for the most part we knew where to go! The uphills were killer over all it was a really pretty hike and the views at the top were awesome .

hiking
2 months ago

Steep and rocky but short. Hiked this with my 10 and 11 year olds. Took about 20 minutes to reach the pond. Very beautiful. Nice place to swim. There were some rocks to jump off of. Didn't stay long because we were trying to beat the rain. Hoping to do it again before we leave Lake Placid.

backpacking
2 months ago

trail was nice didn't seem well traveled though plenty of sticks and leaves on trail still. suprizingly very few bugs but it was 85 degrees top is steep and Rocky and when wet very slippery great view from the top worth the pain

hiking
2 months ago

We drove up the access road - quite rough, but doable with our big SUV. Would hesitate to drive up with smaller vehicle. Beautiful walk up, steep and very slippery for the last stretch. Great views! Slippery on the way down too. Careful walking slowed us down, but a great hike overall.

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