Crane Mountain Loop Hike

HARD 144 reviews
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Crane Mountain Loop Hike is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Warrensburg, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1384 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Beautiful Southern Adirondack trail with natural stone bridge, cliff ladders and a spring fed mountain ridge pond. Loop trail beginning at the trailhead at Ski Hi Road, Johnsburg, NY.

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1 hour ago

Found this hike challenging, with plenty of beautiful scenery. The pond is definitely worth spending time sitting enjoying the serenity. Note that the Blue Trail drops you in elevation to below the parking lot and you must hike 1.5 mile back up to your car.

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3 days ago

This was an awesome hike! Challenging and fun, with lots of technical rock scrambling and even come ladders! Despite its relatively short ascent, this one definitely fits its hard rating. The ascent is quite steep, but offset by how remarkably enjoyable it is! The views at the top are well worth the effort to get there though! Highly recommend this one to any that enjoy more technical hikes and a good challenge!

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9 days ago

Great trail , unbelievable view from the summit . Even a Little Rock climbing.

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1 month ago

Keep track of the markers! Easy to wander off trail. Expect to do some rock climbing, this was our first "hard" rated trail and it lived up to its rating. The summit was beautiful and very much worth the work.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was so much fun and definitely pushed me to my limit. I wasn't expecting basically rock climbing the whole way but honestly that made it way more exciting. The view was amazing as well. On the day I went it was super windy at the top, just a heads up. I would definitely hike this again!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great panoramic views from the summit, pond view is gorgeous as well. Didn't have any trouble keeping on the red marked trail to the summit and pond, got off trail after the pond for a moment, but was able to get back on quickly.

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1 month ago

This is one of my all time favorite places to hike. So much fun and the views were incredible. Check out my full write up with pictures and directions.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cranemountain