Floodwood Loop

EASY 5 reviews
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Floodwood Loop is a 6 mile loop trail located near Saranac Lake, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, and canoeing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.0 miles
344 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


paddle sports


trail running



1 month ago

Hiked June 14, 2018. Spent a drizzly day walking this trail from Fish Creek State Park. We started near site C5 bathroom and went on the blue trail to Floodwood Road past all the ponds first. Then walked down the road to return on the red trail. Red trail is less scenic but we did find some moose tracks near a newly built bridge. Definitely recommend the blue trail first do you can enjoy the ponds and multiple canoe carries before you are tired. Previous writer correct in terms of some bushwhack and bridge out on blue trail. Red trail had all bridges in tact with little need to go off trail. Also, the All Trails App takes a detour on the blue trail that we did not find that cuts out going on the shores of Horseshoe Pond. The actual blue trail markings take you along the shores of Horseshoe Pond. If you follow the blue trail markers it will bring you to the right place. It took us 4.5 hours to follow the actual Trail and adventure onto most if the canoe carries as well as search for moose. It could take a bit less time without sight seeing. It is 7.7 miles to 8.7 miles (longer to scout the canoe carries) from the Fish Creek Trailhead. Worth reading about in Discover the Northern Adirondacks Trail Guide. Take a map so you can name the ponds. Enjoy.

10 months ago

The red trail starting on Floodwood Road just past Middle Pond is in terrific shape but the return blue trail that you go on by the canoe carry between Fish Creek and Follensby Clear Pond is in pretty bad shape, almost bushwacking and going through multiple bogs.
One spot where the blue trail crosses a stream between Little Polliwog Pond and Horseshoe Pond there was a bridge, now there are just pieces of a bridge.
Also it is 7.5 miles not 6

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Easy hike with good views of the high peaks.

trail running
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

paddle sports
Tuesday, September 25, 2012