Forked Lake

EASY 4 reviews
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Forked Lake is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Long Lake, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and canoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.8 miles
49 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



paddle sports


Please Note: This is not a public trail, but a state campground, with the trail meant for use by campers to access their sites. Any one using this trail will be required to obtain a day use pass, and if the campground is busy, they may be denied the use of the trail to keep campers from being disturbed.

25 days ago

A great spot to escape civilization and blend with nature. My girl friend and I camped at the island. The beautiful island had a small hill approximately 60 feet high in the center of the island. It’ was a fantastic spot to gaze at the stars and get mesmerized by sun rise and sun set. The staff at site were nice, humble and extremely helpful. Have added in my favorite list. Will be a frequent visitor

Monday, August 28, 2017

Nice walk with good views of the lake if the camp sites are not being used. Not strenuous at all.

Monday, August 28, 2017

This trail is part of the Forked Lake State Campground, and is used by people to access their sites, and is not technically a public trail. You will be charged a day use fee for parking and hiking it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A great place to camp if you enjoy tent camping and canoeing.