Camp Saratoga Loop is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gansevoort, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain141 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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The extensive trail system at Camp Saratoga (an old Boy Scout Camp) is part of the Saratoga Sand Plains Wildlife Management Area. The system offers a lot of opportunities to shorten or lengthen your walk according to your ability. Trails are fairly well marked and easy to follow, but you will still need to pay attention. There's an abundance of wildlife making it a great place to go with kids.

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Ralph Borden
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Hiking

Not very pretty hike. Good exercise

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Erin Pitts
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HikingSnow

I went hiking with crampons but you don't necessarily need them. There is still snow there was a lot of showshoeing, cross country skiers, and we even saw people riding horses. A gem not too far from home!

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Jeffrey Russo
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Kelvin Keraga
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Derek Pender
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Hiking

Easy walk in the woods. Only one or two slight hills. Some may want microspikes, but I did without. Followed the blue trail and took a detour on orange to see the Fire Tower. Fairly quick, easy, and low lift for a social walk in the woods. Consider getting there early — after 9:30, a ton of folks were in the parking lot. We were the first car at 9.

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Kit Siu
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Hiking

Icy at the end, but other than that the snow was nicely packed down.

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Fat Man
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Fat Man
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Emma Schmitt
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Hiking

Very well marked trails& well groomed.

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Val Cook
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Tat Ngai
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Christine Brayton
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Hiking

easy walk thru the woods, very pleasant o. this beautiful fall day. very well marked trails

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Nichole Cristaldi
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Barbara Blanchette
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James Greenwood
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Derek Baker
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Hiking

great trail to hike a bit sandy but manageable all and all great hike

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Nichole Cristaldi
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Caitlyn Hibbard
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Hiking

Good for a easy hike not many views to see though.

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Fran Fay
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Bird watching

Quiet walk during a weekday afternoon in the fall! Rolling, mostly sandy trail with lots of roots. The late summer flowers are at the end of their blooms and milkweeds were bursting open! Lots of mushrooms, birds and chipmunks. Even though it was fall and breezy I needed my bug net face cover (I’m a “bug magnet”) for a bunch of gnats/black flies. A perfect hike for families We started on the North Side Blue trail going north over an open field the turning west into forest shade and then south. We then crossed Scout Road to the south side staying on the Blue trail toward the Fire Tower and the Left on the Yellow Trail to the East toward the pond and back to Parking Lot #1.

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Russell Matteson
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Trish Nguyen
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Hiking

I liked it cause I stop for mushroom and there were a lot. Got to remember the spot for « forest to table ».

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Michael Taormina
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Hiking

It’s 4 or 5 star for families. Perfect for kids. Nice and quiet. I brought my father in law, 6 month pregnant wife, teen daughter and 2 yr old son....and everyone had something they like at this location.

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Al Dileo
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Kristin Olmstead
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WalkingBugsScramble

If you can download the map, I would suggest doing so. There’s a lot of crossover’s and T’s. I followed the blue marker, to yellow then to Blue/yellow to just yellow. It was a very warm day, high 90’s. You start out on an open trail, most of your walk is nestled in the woods. I saw the tail end of a deer. With the use of bug spray, there was still a swarm of blacks flies & mosquitoes. I would suggest tick spray as you walk through tall grass. I met one person coming out of the trail, other than that I was but myself. There is a fire tower on the campground. The trail can be used for walking & running, there’s some hills, lots of roots. If you like to be in the woods, this would be a nice trail walk for you!!

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AllTrails User
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HikingBugs

Trail is great, well marked and easy to traverse (Blue Trail). Some loose sandy spots, but mostly packed down. A few streams, and a nice pond with dock near the end of the trail. Bugs were awful and once in the woods, they are impossible to fend off. Only saw one other couple while we were there.

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Christian Blakeslee
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HikingBridge outBugs
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Michael OConnor
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Hiking

A very easy, walk through the woods. Several options for short jaunts or loops off of the main blue trail. Clean, smooth, wide dirt trail throughout. Two mild, brief rises, and two short, steep descents (depending upon which direction you follow). Several areas to spot small ponds. One tiny stream you can hop across and two muddy areas you can sorta circumvent. Several well-made bridges got us across moving water or deep mud. The lack of mud was a pleasant surprise, considering we hiked one day after two days of rain. Leaves are still not grown, so there was plenty of sunshine peaking through. No bugs. Lots of parking. Easy to find, just two minutes off Exit 16. Only thing that took away from an absolutely serene day was the constant gun fire from the nearby shooting range.

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Eric Ostrander
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Hiking

2.8 miles Blue B trail..under an hr..nice and easy hike..

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