Allen Mountain Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Allen Mountain Trail is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tahawus, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

17.7 miles
3756 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers


1 month ago

July 2017: This was a really tough climb due to 5 days of rain that preceded our hike. The entire "easy" part of hiking to the mountain on relatively flat ground was not so easy. Bogs, mud and a heavily flooded trail forced us to practically bushwhack every 100 feet or so. It made the first 6 miles very slow and arduous. The trail up Allen was very steep for the last 3/4 of a mile and lots of slippery slides to navigate - due to all the recent rain. Under normal conditions this would have been a wonderful climb, albeit long. It has great views from the top about 35 feet beyond the actual top. On the Marcy side of the mountain. We hit the trail at 7:20am, reached the summit around 2:45 and ended back at the parking lot just before dark at 8:45pm. Once again, our slow speed was due to the bogs and mud along the way. I highly recommend avoiding this trail right after significant rainfall but would be happy to climb it again after several days of dry weather. It's really a beautiful trip the entire way. Just make sure you bring a flashlight, just in case!

2 months ago

This was an easy hike for the first 6 miles before you had to start climbing to the summit. The insects were horrible even with spray on.

Sunday, June 05, 2016