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Best trails in Green Lakes State Park, New York

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Looking for a great trail in Green Lakes State Park, New York? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Green Lakes State Park ranging from 1.1 to 6.2 miles and from 419 to 718 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life. Another special feature of the park is the 18-hole Green Lakes State Park Golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, where visitors can snowshoe in winter, and there are 10 miles of trails that cross-country skiers can use.

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Map of trails in Green Lakes State Park, New York
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Contact
(315) 637-6111
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Green Lake to Round Lake Trail
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#2 - Green Lakes Perimeter Trail
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Green Lakes State Park offers a number of short trails that can be combined to create a variety of walking experiences. This loop trail is just one of many possibilities that lets walkers see the entire park. The trail may be easily extended to the northeast and can be started from many of the park's parking lots. The trail around the lakes is the most crowded. Walking along the outer edge of the golf course avoids a road walk through the southeast portion of the park, but please be respectful of golfers and stay off the course when they're using it. Show more
#3 - Deer Run Trail
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Park in the small lot on N. Manlius Rd. Follow the purple-colored (P) trail markers. Show more
#4 - Rolling Hills and Vista Trail Loop
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
#5 - Green Lakes Double Loop
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#6 - Green Lakes Perimeter Trail Entrance
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
#7 - Round Lake Overlook Loop
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
Park on Brookside Lane and catch the Brookside trail head to start the loop. Be sure to stop along the way to take in the multiple views of Round Lake. Show more
#8 - Brookside to Round Lake Loop
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#9 - English's Ridge Rumble 10 miler
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 10.3 mi
This is the route for the English's Ridge Rumble, an ultrarunning event. Show more
#10 - Farmer's Hill Loop
Green Lakes State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Park on Brookside Lane and take the Brookside Trail (marked with Brown B trail markers) to the Powerline trail (marked with White W trail markers). Then pick up the Farmer's Hill loop (marked with Blue B trail markers). Show more
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