Hiked this with my niece, her husband, and their two kids, aged 8 and 7 years old. The trail is short, but steadily steep to the summit of Meade Mountain. Maybe too steep for younger children and/or those not in decent physical shape. There are three viewpoints, each with approximately a 180-degree field of view. Meade affords views to the northwest to include Hadley, Crane, and Gore mountains. The main Beckman viewpoint looks towards Loon Lake, and the secondary Beckman viewpoint looks towards the northeast and features views of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mountain. As of this date, there is a resident grouse on the summit of Meade Mountain. S/he is not shy and will follow you as you walk around the summit area. This hike is part of the Chester Challenge: https://www.townofchesterny.org/chester-challenge.html

12 days ago

felt pretty short but a beautiful view!

on Kipp Mountain

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23 days ago

This was a wonderful hike and the trail was well labeled. It offered a beautiful view with and informational sign to identify mountain peaks.

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24 days ago

Beautiful morning hike with the family and dog. Picturesque views of Loon Lake. This was my five year old daughters first hike. She said, “You can touch the sky from up here!”

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24 days ago

Nice short trail with a decent view of Loon Lake and a wooden platform to sit and rest your pack and things. Good spot for a picnic.

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2 months ago

An easy hike with only a quick view of Gore Mountain. We hiked the Cougar Hill trail that had a little steep section.

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2 months ago

This was a nice quick hike to views of Gore Mountain and Loon Lake. The trail was a mixture of mud and snow and windy at the top. Overall I’ll do this hike again.

This was nice hike that had a steep section where you needed microspikes to get up the trail. There was a nice view of Gore from Meade Mountain summit. The trail was a mix of rotten snow, mud, and ice.

Arrived ready for a nice fall hike and the trail and parking lot were closed. Bummer! Went to Severance Mountain instead, 10-15 minutes away which was pretty equivalent in distance and difficulty.

9 months ago

Great quick trail fir the youngsters I have done this one twice. On the second trip we spotted a fairly big porcupine near the summit. If you are looking for something to do with the young kids, this is it. Only 2 miles round trip.

10 months ago

Great short hike, views of Loon Lake are lovely

10 months ago

Did it to complete Chester Challenge. Took twice as long because if the weird confusing trail systems and maps randomly tacked to the trees.

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11 months ago

Great trail, well marked. The sign at the trailhead said it was a 2 hour hike, but it's not really that long. I did it in an hour and 15 minutes, and that was with spending almost a half hour at the summit

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11 months ago

Awesome hike! Some parts were steep but well worth it once at the top! Views from the top were stunning! Bring bug spray! They were brutal! Would love to do it again!

on Kipp Mountain

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11 months ago

What a nice hike! Great views of Loon Lake and Gore Mountain. Would like to do this again for sure.

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11 months ago

Part of the Chester Challenge 2nd trail for our family Although the hike was nice the trails are quite confusing They are well maintained, the view on top was ok but pretty obstructed.

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11 months ago

Beautiful views! Well worth the short hike!

on Cougar Hill

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11 months ago

I'm trying to get the Chester Challenge finished and this trail was easy considering my bum knees, but I push through. I did the Eagle and Cougar trails. Nice, peaceful hike.

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11 months ago

Perfect for a quick walk! A gorgeous view at the top!

This is a very short trail but has great views! Perfect to do with Stewart Mountain right down the road and some of the other Chester Challenge mountains for a full day of hiking. I brought my dog and they were nice short walks for him.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beautiful little area. Strange maps. Short hike good for a quick outing.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Great little hike with a sweet reward at the end ( great view) .

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

I recorded the Cougar Hill loop, but I also walked on about 1/2 of the nature trail. Easy hike around the loop, trail is clearly marked. The mosquitoes were out, there is a lot of streams and water. Seems like a trail I'd like to come back to in the winter and try cross country skiing.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Nice short hike to beautiful view of Loon Lake. I love the markers the Town of Chester has for it's trails. Easy to follow.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Nice short hike of 1.8 miles, views of Loon Lake and southern Adirondack peaks are very nice. This is one of 8 trails that are part of the "Chester Challenge" offered by the town of Chester.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Great easy-moderate hike. There was a little bit of snow/ice on the ground so a light crampon could be useful. This trail is very well marked with yellow signs almost every 20 feet or so. Beware of the private property and stay on the trail! The trail ends with a fantastic view of Loon Lake and Gore mountain in the distance. There is also a nice sign that denotes different peaks that can be seen at the end of the trial. I am a fit 28 year old and it only took me 20 minutes to reach the end.

10 days ago

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