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Best trails in Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, New York? AllTrails has 21 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 13 easy trails in Saranac Lakes Wild Forest ranging from 1 to 17.3 miles and from 1,535 to 1,906 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Cobble Hill
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Please note that main trailhead has been reported closed (08/26/2020). This is a very short but enjoyable trail through woods and then up onto a rocky outcrop with a nice view. Great hike for kids - streams to enjoy, woods and a very fun rock scramble with a rope to help you up. The views are great for such a short hike.Show more
#2 - Scarface Mountain
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Scarface is part of the Saranac 6er Series. On this hike you can stay along the base trail and use mountain bikes or you can continue up through some steeper sections to the top by hiking (year round). If you follow some of the herd paths you can break out to a nice view before the treed in summit. From the trailhead you will you climb a bit and work your way through an open forest to the railroad tracks. Cross the railroad tracks and continue on a mellow hike all the way to the bridge over Ray Brook. This spot is a very nice area for fishing as well as just a short destination hike. Past the bridge the trail stays very mellow through a forest of tall pines. There is one very distinctive trail split, be sure to take a left at this point, the split is well marked. Past here the trail begins to climb a bit and very soon begins to get steeper. As the terrain gets steeper the footing gets a bit less favorable, but a fun hike none the less. Along these steep slopes as you gain more elevation there are some steep areas with a bit of scrambling and wet conditions. As the trail starts to get less aggressive there are a few decent views off over the trees of the distant high peaks. The trail moderates to the unofficial summit.Show more
#3 - Brewster Peninsula Loop
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 52 m
#4 - Panther Mountain
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 41 m
#5 - Middle Saranac Lake
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
#6 - Floodwood Mountain Trail
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#7 - Deer Pond Trail
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
#8 - Fish Creek Loop Trail
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
#9 - Floodwood Loop
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
#10 - Oseetah Lake
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Length: 2 mi
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