DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,486 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

hiking
29 days ago

My wife and I hiked to Lower Mohawk. We started at 9:00 am, which was smart because it was quite crowded later even though it was mid-week. The first two miles are pretty easy mostly in the trees. Lots of roots and some views and not many wildflowers. Then the next 1-1/2 miles to the lake are great but definitely challenging. Lots of big rocks and boulders and lots of wildflowers and views. I am 72 and could do it but my legs got pretty tired by the end. Some parts of this section are difficult to follow the trail as it is rocky and not a path per se. On the whole, definitely worth it if you are in decent shape and can handle the altitude.