Dexter Lake Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Dexter Lake Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Piseco, New York that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

lake

Actual mileage is closer to 4.1 each way.

1 month ago

Let me start by saying this isn't really a "trail" so much as a snowmobile path with no sign of human activity all summer. The log in book shows no one had been there in quite a while . Most of the time the "trail" was just barely a herd path and the rest of the time I found myself walking in knee high grass or stumbling over fallen limbs and trees. Sections of the "trail" were under inches of water and mud. The "trail" goes passed 3 lakes; Dry lake, Dexter lake, and can take you passed Spectacle lake but the "trail" suggest that it wants you to swim to the other side (it's a snowmobile trail, so you could cross it in the winter). Overall the lakes weren't anything special and I don't think it was worth bushwhacking the 9 miles. There was also abundant bear scat so there's that.

backpacking
9 months ago