Best trails in Big Indian Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Big Indian Wilderness, New York? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Big Indian Wilderness ranging from 8.2 to 42.3 km and from 489 to 1,125 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Balsam Mountain from Rider Hollow Rd
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 8.2 km • Est. 3 h 13 m
Note: This trail is accessed by a seasonal road so be sure to check conditions before making your way to the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Balsam Mountain Via Oliverea-Mapledale and Pine Hill-West Branch Trail
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 9.0 km • Est. 3 h 39 m
Balsam Mountain Via Oliverea-Mapledale and Pine Hill-West Branch Trail is a 9.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Shandaken, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife Show more
#3 - Big Indian Summit and Fir Mountain
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 15.9 km • Est. 4 h 59 m
Big Indian Summit and Fir Mountain is a 15.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Claryville, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#4 - Belleayre, Balsam, Haynes and Eagle Mountains
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 17.7 km • Est. 6 h 32 m
Hike out of Rider Hollow PA, including southern peak of Belleayre and summits of Balsam, Haynes and Eagle Mountains.  Some wandering around to find best stream crossings toward end of hike.Show more
#5 - Balsam, Haynes, Eagle, Big Indian and Fir Peaks Loop
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 24.3 km • Est. 8 h 50 m
Balsam, Haynes, Eagle, Big Indian and Fir Peaks Loop is a 24.3 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Indian, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficulShow more
#6 - Eagle Mountain, Haynes Mountain, and Balsam Mountain
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 15.6 km • Est. 5 h 55 m
Eagle Mountain, Haynes Mountain, and Balsam Mountain is a 15.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Indian, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated asShow more
#7 - Fir Mountain via Pine Hill-West Branch Trail
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 11.4 km • Est. 4 h 9 m
Fir Mountain via Pine Hill-West Branch Trail is a 11.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Indian, New York that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primaShow more
#8 - Eagle and Haynes Mountains Via Rider Hollow
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 12.1 km • Est. 4 h 24 m
Eagle and Haynes Mountains Via Rider Hollow is a 12.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Arkville, New York that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderaShow more
#9 - Pine Hill West Branch Trail
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 42.3 km • Est. Multi-day
This trail offers a moderate ridge hike spanning five peaks that is 14.1 miles long and somewhat strenuous. The easiest approach is from the south. Spur trails provide access to lean-tos and water, alShow more
#10 - Haynes Mountain and Eagle Mountain
Big Indian Wilderness
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Length: 9.8 km • Est. 3 h 57 m
Haynes Mountain and Eagle Mountain is a 9.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Indian, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
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