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Debar Mountain Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Malone, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.4 mi Elevation gain 1,863 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Beach

Forest

Lake

Views

Bugs

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Getting There

This is a relatively easy hike with a steep final ascent to a partially open summit with several overlooks.

Parking at trailhead, but fee to enter Meacham Lake Park to access trail

Located 19 miles south of Malone off NYS Rte. 30 at the Meacham Lake Campground.

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Jose Hernandez
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HikingBugs

This was a pretty fun trail! First it starts out pretty easy with a slow incline. Then by about the 3rd mile, there’s a steadily increasing incline over rocks. Getting down was not as bad as going up considering the incline. Be aware the beginning of the trail is very buggy, so be prepared. ¡Este fue un camino bastante divertido! Primero comienza bastante fácil con una lenta inclinación. Luego, en la tercera milla, hay una inclinación cada vez mayor sobre las rocas. Bajar no fue tan malo como subir considerando la inclinación. Tengan en cuenta que el comienzo del sendero hay muchas moscas y mosquitos, así que prepárense.

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Ariana Wetzel
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HikingBugsOver grown

BUGS BUGS BUGS!! It’s a nice hike with a combination of trails and gravel roads but be prepared to be swarmed by bugs. If you’re with kids you may want to reconsider because of the bugs. The trail is also a little overgrown in spots but is still easy to follow.

Cailyn Bashaw
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Well jeez. Do not be fooled by the first part of the trail, relatively flat, not rocky or muddy. Once you hit the fork in the trail (very obvious) it changes. It slowly gets muddier and steeper and then after the shelter it’s an uphill battle. We didn’t summit today- but we still hiked over a mile more than what this post says it is. We did 8.4 total miles. we still received nice views even though we didn’t make it. The mud made it a slippery down hill. Bring Trekking Poles! Also Bugs. They are very aggressiveand unrelenting. I wore a buff under my hat pulled down over my ears neck and chin. Wear deet if possible. Brought my terrier. He had fun and didn’t struggle however he was over how long we were out for. Make sure your dog is ready for more than 8 miles before choosing to bring your buddy.

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Victoria downer
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky
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Henry M.
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HikingBugsMuddyScramble

LOTS and I mean, LOTS of bugs. Be prepared for it. First 3/4 very pleasant and beautiful forest. Last quarter is very steep. When we reached the face of white rocks near the peak, we weren't sure of where to go. Seemed like the only paths up were very steep. We had a small dog with us so decided to turn around there.

Satvik Agnihotri
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HikingBugsScramble

A lot, I mean a A LOT of very aggressive bugs. The summit was moderately spectacular, and supposedly you can see the edge of lake Champlain. There are streams as you travel along most of the hike, so it's a hot spot for bugs. We used Deat 98 and we're glad we had it but we still got bit quite a bit. I don't recommend bringing a lot of food, and don't pause in one place for too long or bugs will follow you.

Adam Lucas
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HikingRockyScrambleWashed out

Nice hike to lean-to, a lot of large Prunus Serotina and Betula Alleghaniensis. Some snow in the higher elevations towards the summit.

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Kody Arquette
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Mireille Aubin
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HikingBugsRocky

Longer than showed on alltrails as the gate stops us before the shown trailhead. Around 7.58 miles (12.2 km) from the parking/gate.

Christine Gervais
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Good hike. Loved the shaded trail. Difficult at the end.

Kingsman 58
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

Beautiful views, easy on the way in, gets much steeper at the top. Nice medium difficulty mountain if you're looking for more of a challenge than something like the quick Tupper Triad.

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Louis Louis
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Hiked up June 9, 2019. a few muddy patches generally avoidable by stepping on rocks. Quite a few bugs out. I love the feeling of hitting the first pine trees near the summit! A challenging and enjoyable hike.

Jimmy Dezan
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Hiking

Hiked on 5/11/19. An hour of an easy walk through the woods, then an hour climb of slippery muddy rocks. Hiked with my dog. Saw an eagle. The view from the top was very nice. Got about 30 minutes away from being back to my car and heard a strange type of growl. My dog stopped and stared into the woods for a minute. Not sure what it was. didn’t see anything. 4 hours and 15 minutes total trip. Only spent 25 minutes at the top since it was getting late.

morgane LAmbert
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hard just before the top.

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