Balsam Mountain from Rider Hollow Rd is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arkville, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.
Did the Balsam loop but continued on the Pine Hill West trail to climb Eagle Mountain. Saw a few coyotes near the top of Eagle.
Can do a nice loop, lean too is if you stay on the trail to the right. It's been at least a year since I've gone but if you loop you get to the top of the mountain and there are small area's to see the senery if not cloudy.