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Best trails in Shaker Mountain Wild Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Shaker Mountain Wild Forest, New York? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Shaker Mountain Wild Forest ranging from 0.9 to 5.3 miles and from 1,371 to 2,185 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Kane Mountain North Trail Loop
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Kane Mountain, part of the ADK Fire Tower Challenge, offers great views and a nice hike by at least two approaches - one is the East trail which is 1.7 miles RT and the other is about 2 miles RT - botShow more
#2 - Kane Mountain Trail
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h
Kane Mountain Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Caroga, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hShow more
#3 - Holmes Lake
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
Holmes Lake is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gloversville, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#4 - Stewart Lake & Indian Lake
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
This is a hidden gem of the Southern Adirondacks. It shares a trailhead with the immensely popular Kane Mountain. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. It is a great way to see two secluded Show more
#5 - Chase Lake Trail
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Chase Lake Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gloversville, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#6 - The County Line Lakes Trail
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Note: Users have reported that this trail is swampy and bug infested. Best used from September to April. Show more
#7 - Pigeon Mountain
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Pigeon Mountain is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gloversville, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#8 - West Stony Cr. from Benson Rd
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
This section of the Northville-Placid Trail begins at the Benson Rd trailhead and travels approximately 3.8 miles to the banks of the West Stony Cr. The forest is primarily hardwood with several smallShow more
#9 - Adirondack Traverse: Blue Line South to Silver Lake Lean-to
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 22.2 mi • Est. 10 h 15 m
Beginning on Route 309 north of Gloversville, a bike ride to Benson and the first night at Silver Lake on the NPT! This first day begins on Route 309 at the "Blue Line", the boundary of the AdirondacShow more
#10 - Kane Mountain from Schoolhouse Road [CLOSED]
Shaker Mountain Wild Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 44 m
This route to Kane Mountain Fire Tower is reportedly closed. To access the fire tower, try the route leaving from Green Lake Road: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/kane-mountain-trail--2Show more