Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest Trail

MODERATE 21 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

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.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail road is blocked by a snow bank two miles before the trail is supposed to start. wait until spring or be prepared to snowshoe through deep snow. Didnt make the attempt at a summit because i wasnt prepared for the extra distance

7 months ago

Nice, peaceful hike. Very gentle. Combined with Graham for a 4 hour trip. Great hike, great trail.

hiking
10 months ago

loved it

11 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

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

hiking
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.

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