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

limmerglass State Park, located eight miles outside the village of Cooperstown, overlooks Otsego Lake, the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. The rolling, partially-wooded terrain is host to a wide variety of wildlife. An uphill trail through the forest affords a spectacular view of Otsego Lake; the Beaver Pond and Woodland trails are picturesque and of interest for the variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns and mosses. The Hyde Hall Mansion, Covered Bridge, and a self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail are within park boundaries and open to visitors. Winter visitors can go tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, showshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, winter hiking.

Nice winter hike. A little icy so wear shoes.

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2 months ago

Nice wooded hike

hiking
3 months ago

pretty nice trail. onky a short. incline uphill bit then level off to a nice wooded pi e trail w many interesting trees- good find

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail! really enjoyed it. Lots of old trees. No views per say, but the trail itself is something to behold

hiking
3 months ago

Meh, not much to see. Overused

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice and quiet trail. No views of the lake, but much less frequented than other trails in Glimmerglass.

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3 months ago

a good walk but not a lot to see

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3 months ago

Went for a nice short bike ride with family and friends while camping at Glimmerglass. My 6 year old sister rode her bike perfectly on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Went mountain biking through the trails here while camping, had an amazing time.

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muddy
4 months ago

Not bad. Good for exercise but not really scenery

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike through the woods. Quiet hike without much scenery but a nice loop, took us about an hour with a couple breaks.

hiking
4 months ago

trail is well marked, absolutely beautiful. Steep inclines, but very manageable.

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muddy
4 months ago

An awesome challenging hike.... some spots were muddy and buggy but overall a beautiful trail.

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5 months ago

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muddy
6 months ago

Shaded and beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Yes, it’s muddy at the top but you can manipulate the mud. My muddy dog got to swam in the lake after

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muddy
6 months ago

Excellent, shaded throughout. Some areas with mud. Good chance of birds watching

nature trips
6 months ago

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My wife an I took our Shepard on this trail, unlike some other review's I thought the trail was nice. Great veiws of the lake, I think we saw about 30 deer an trail was easy to follow. It got a little muddy in spots but that's expected in the Dec., definitely a trail I'm gonna hike again.

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Sat Aug 25 2018

Decent trail but not much to see

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Sun Aug 19 2018

well marked trail with a decent climb at the beginning.

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Sun Jun 17 2018

Trail wasn’t very well marked. Great park with lakefront beach, tons of picnic tables and BBQ pits. A few nice playground sets for kids to play on. Overall a great park, just disappointed that the trails weren’t well marked.

Tue Jun 12 2018

Boring, not much to see

hiking
Sun Apr 22 2018

Easy climb, but not a lot of grand sweeping views except at the beginning and the trail markers could stand to be touched up. But overall, a good warm up hike.

backpacking
Tue Aug 01 2017

Decent trail. starts off with a continuous gradual incline and then is easy the rest of the way. Not really any spectacular scenery. Animals are obviously very used to people being around.

A bit muddy after rain Last night but a beautiful, peaceful trail

Nice trail.

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