Explore the most popular hiking trails in Dater Mountain County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

6 months ago

sniffed a lot of glue on this trail, its great.

8 months ago

Overall a nice hike, views from the top.

9 months ago

Really nice view from top of mountain. NYC is visible .

nice views , water falls and streams everywhere. nice hike

9 months ago

Not sure who originally tracked this hike, but it’s certainly not 9.3 miles. If you do the lollipop (and don’t double back twice like OP did) you’re looking at a little over 5 miles total.

Also, I recommend hiking this counterclockwise—that’ll provide a better “payoff” toward the end of your trek. The view at the summit would also provide a stunning sunrise for any photographer to capture. One last tip: definitely get here early; the lot fills up quickly.

So beautiful, we were able to just get off the marked path, climb one of the big rocks and take a look at the fall foliage. It was amazing

11 months ago

Nice short hike with a relatively steep incline to get your blood pumping. Be careful on way down.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It's amazing but I can't never find the lake. LOL

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It was a great tail to enjoy wonderful view just for one hour walk.
The path is rocky, so l recommend you to use hiking shoes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

great trail, we took the yellow trail and was alot of fun and there was a stunning view at the end.

Monday, June 19, 2017

This was a great trail in the rain. We went off the beaten path and got a great cardio work out. It started to pour sporadically but it was refreshing while trailing.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Soaked from the rain but worth it

Monday, June 19, 2017

Was a good time. Got poured on. Nice steep hills by the pipeline.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I love it for a great cardio climb

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Some steep sections.
One great view, even if it was over the thruway.
Nice short day hike, completed in under 2 hours.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Whilst it's a popular trail, mainly the first part up to Pine Meadow Lake, this trail makes for a nice hike. Once you go beyond the lake, where there are many other connecting and more challenging trails (with some nice rock/hill climbs, e.g. the Black trail, and a map/compass definitely come in handy), the crowds start to thin. There is also a way to completely circumnavigate the lake by using an unmaintained trail on the East side of the lake, which also takes you back through time where you can see some of the history of the area.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

I love the trails but I can't never find pine meadow lake.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Great trail!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

The trail is clearly marked and easy to follow. I spent the weekend with my dogs hiking around the lake and camping nearby. The hike provides gorgeous lake views, ideal hiking scenery, and a quiet escape from the city.

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