Dexter Lake Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Dexter Lake Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Piseco, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 636 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

lake

Actual mileage is closer to 4.1 each way.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Wet and muddy which was expected due to the rain for the last several days. The trail was a quiet walk thru the woods until you reach the lakes. The trail was easy to follow with little incline with the most being between Dry and Dexter lake.

snowshoeing
snow
10 months ago

Tue Aug 01 2017

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
Tue Nov 29 2016