Appalachian Trail: Rte55 and Nuclear Lake

MODERATE 20 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Rte55 and Nuclear Lake is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Poughquag, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

16 days ago

Great views, beautiful lake, well marked trails. Moderate hike for sure but worth making the entire loop.

23 days ago

Nice hike very nice lake

hiking
23 days ago

Spotted Bald Eagle as we approached the lake. Took off and flew across the lake MAJESTIC. Wouldn’t call it a difficult hike more like a hard walk but if you do the entire loop it’s good. Views are nice and plenty of ducks. I will go back for a shot at seeing the Eagle

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It was absolutely beautiful didn't have enough time to go around the lake next time did not come across any snakes Beautiful view on the lake

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

4 months ago

Fun trail!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Really easy trail

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Sunday, December 11, 2016

trail running
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Even more stunning with those Indian Summer colors! One of the most beautiful hikes in the area!

trail running
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beautiful piece of the Appalachian Trail with loop around Nuclear Lake. Start from Rte.55 and follow white blazes of AT to the lake, then follow yellow trail to loop back.

trail running
Sunday, September 25, 2016