Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livingston Manor, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

mountain biking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

snow

Directions from Ulster County, NY: The Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest lies primarily in Ulster County encompassing the town of Hardenburgh and stretching to the towns of Middletown and Andes which lie in Delaware County. Trailhead parking and recreation area access is well marked. The more popular trailheads include:Dry Brook Ridge Trailhead - Located on Mill Brook Road in the town of Hardenburgh, 8 miles south of Arkville.Kelly Hollow Trailhead - Located on Mill Brook Road in the town of Middletown, 13 miles southeast of Margaretville.Alder Lake Trailhead - Located at the end of Alder Creek Road / Route 54 in the town of Hardenburgh, 18 miles north of Livingston Manor.Hardenburgh Trailhead - Located on Beaverkill Road in the town of Hardenburgh, 6 miles east of Turnwood.Balsam Lake Mountain Trailhead - Located at the eastern end of the Beaverkill Road in Hardenburgh, 8 miles east of Turnwood.

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hiking
2 months ago

loved it

2 months ago

like the mile wide lipstick trails,and globalmap zoom in for home viewing,wasteful.

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy, short loop. Nice views on fire tower at summit.

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11 months ago

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Another great hike and fire tower. The volunteers at the rangers cabin on the summit were very helpful and informative.

hiking
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Don't know if this is the same hike as the 1 off of mill brook rd, but nice hike with a fire tower at the top.

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mostly a wide Rugged Rocky Trail. Icy Stream. I came within inches of riding over a 5-6' pregnant Timber Rattler.