Clark Tower Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Clark Tower Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cooperstown, New York. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.6 miles
423 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking


historic site

4 months ago

This is a easy but scenic trail that is appropriate for children and dogs. The trail is ideal for XC skiing.

5 months ago

First of all, unless we missed something, this is by no stretch of the imagination a HARD hike, nor does one have to be a "very experienced adventurer" to enjoy it. There are a few steep hills, but nothing overly strenuous (and many of the hills are avoidable). There are numerous side trails, not all of which are well-marked, so it's easy to lose one's bearings. The trail shown in the map is not comprehensive of the entire trail system. It's important to note that the tower is at the end of the trail marked in black, and only takes a few minutes to get to.

All-in-all, a very pleasant hike, mostly through a forested area with fern underbrush. We spent about two hours hiking and checking out the tower (which is, unfortunately, surrounded by a fence and inaccessible).

10 months ago

Beautiful scenery...quite an adventure!

Monday, January 23, 2017

we went out to hike this and there are 2 significant drawbacks. One, the driving directions to get thee are wrong. We ended p in down town coopers town and had to ask for directions. The second problem we ran into was that the only marked trail was about a mile. There are other trails that I plan on going back to see if we can fine the 6.7 miles, but our experience this weekend was disappointing. The tower was beautiful though.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 29, 2015