Anchor Diamond, Ballston Spa

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Ballston Lake, New York

Anchor Diamond, Ballston Spa is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ballston Lake, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 111 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

historic site

nature trips
muddy
1 day ago

Very well marked, nice walk. Seeing the freestanding fireplace was cool. I do NOT recommend the orange trail. It was extremely muddy.

4 days ago

Awesome! Extremely pet friendly and plenty of streams for him to wet his whistle.

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful trail, I really loved the history that you find along the way! Will definitely do again! It was only a little muddy in a few spots and not to buggy!

hiking
bugs
muddy
8 days ago

This was a great walk in the woods. A couple interesting structures to look at. Bugs were at bay which was good.

hiking
11 days ago

Only slightly muddy spots but they either had sturdy wood planks over them or there were easy enough ways around. Not horribly buggy out today

hiking
bugs
24 days ago

Went between the white and blue trails, no mud, but lots of bugs

hiking
bugs
muddy
29 days ago

Trail was nice busy with some mud a lot of bugs

hiking
bugs
muddy
29 days ago

Good trail with a few options. Warning: don’t take the orange trail - it was extremely muddy (VERY large puddles) and lots of mosquitos. Other than that it was beautiful

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

PROS - very clean trails - flat and easy -few rocks and planks to walk over - beautiful and calming scenery - maps and marks everywhere - multiple trails - large parking area CONS - so popular that the parking lot can get crowded - there was nothing wrong with the main trail brige to get out faster but was still closed

nature trips
1 month ago

Nice nature trail with some historical sites.

hiking
bridge out
muddy
1 month ago

Great for an easy hike with my toddler!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

great for kids and exploring. a bit muddy in the spring. :)

hiking
blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

Great trail on a sunny spring day, no leaves. Crocuses coming up and the first garter snakes sunning by the stream. Smiling faces maintaining social distances. Sorry if my dog barked at yours. He’s anxious on leash.

1 month ago

muddy in the spring and hard to keep track of the trail

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Still one of my favorite trails

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. Well marked. A little muddy in some spots but slightly off trail was dry in most cases. Some good history lessons too.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

trail was a bit muddy but not bad at all for the season.

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect this morning did not utilize spikes! Snow want be there for long so better get out there before it turns to milk

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

very muddy in some sections and very icy in other sections due to the weather we've had lately. I'd recommend bringing spikes for better traction on the ice.

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