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Goodnow Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newcomb, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 1,089 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

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Please note that the firetower is currently closed due to COVID 19.

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Dustin Churco
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Hiking

Great Hike. Just enough to say it was worth the hike but nothing that will drop you. Great views and very little bugs.

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Heather Outdoors
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Hiking

Pleasant hike, a bunch of people hiking but everyone was great about giving space and wearing masks. Some bugs, but not too bad. At a relaxed pace, spent about 2 hours total hiking time plus some time at the top. There is some view without going up the tower, better even just at the base level of the tower. Hot day, loved getting out!!

Brian Muggeo
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BugsMuddy
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Stephanie Vaughan
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Hiking

Nice hike! Took us just about 2 hours going at a medium pace. This is a good hike to pair with Mount Adams. Nothing technically challenging.

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Jennifer M.
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Hiking

Great hike. Pretty buggy but no black flies Took us older folk about 1 hour 15 minutes up and 1 hour 10 down. Lots of stone paths. Well maintained except for a few recent trees that have fallen across the trail. Look forward to going back when the fire tower is open.

Heather Diaz
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HikingMuddy

this trail is very maintained throughout most. it looks like the weather has taken its toll. there is a view but nothing like from the fire tower. it's a shame that these are closed.

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Marissa Brock
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Hiking

there was some maintenance happening along the trail today, firetower was also still temporary closed due to covid. there isnt much for views unless you access the firetower. definitely a moderate hike, took our group a lil over two hours round trip.

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ADK Dogwalker
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Hiking

Nice trail but the fire tower is closed. The great views come from the tower. Still a very pleasant well maintained trail.

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Em B
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Hiking

The trail was very well marked. They say the fire tower is “closed” but it is not. If you are not going to go on the fire tower, don’t bother going on this hike; there is no view without it.

Allison Defibaugh
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HikingBugs

After the initial pop up, level slow gain til near the summit. Tower roof is flapping in the breeze making for an uncomfortable feeling while on the summit. Dog found plenty of water on the trail and chipmunks galore to chase.

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Kendy Diaz
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HikingBugs

Great hike love it

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Max Walker
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HikingMuddy
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Denise Davella
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HikingMuddyRocky

Nice hike that’s muddy in places but well placed rocks helped prevent us from getting are feet wet. Trail in well maintained and very easy to follow - we came down on the dark, with head lamps, with no problem. Fire tower is closed so view is limited from the top.

Kait Miskovsky
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great hike—there’s a sign for parking, easy trail to follow. Took about an hour on the way up. Fire tower is closed right now, but view was still nice!

Michael Oot
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Josh Sutton
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Hiking

Great Trail ...easy to follow even with a lack of markers ...snow made it more of an adventure

Meghan Smith
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Beautiful trail! Super muddy in the beginning but totally manageable. the top half of the trail is still snowy and icy, and with the ice melting it made it a difficult to move swiftly. The tower is also closed due to COVID

cassidy burgner
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HikingBlowdownIcyMuddy

great trail- spikes definitely recommended but doable without them! had my dog with us and there were others on the trail, not easy for a dog with the ice but doable. my watch recorded the hike at 4.8 miles not 3.9! some steep parts but lots of flat too! stunning views from the top!

Sara Suzuki
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HikingSnow

Great views at the top, especially if you climb the viewing tower. There was some fresh snow that made path easy to walk on with just hiking boots. Saw some groups with snow shoes, and some folks had their dogs. Overall great hike. Not very steep throughout.

Josh Harrison
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HikingSnow

6-8 inches of fresh snow but pretty easy hike, not much views from the tower with the overcast

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Crystal Horodyski
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Awesome hike, went with me and my two dogs. I used snowshoes, but the trail was super packed down and I saw a lot of people just using spikes so I switched to spikes on the way down. Steady incline to the top where there's a fire tower. We were keeping a pretty quick pace and made it up in an hour, and down in 45 minutes.

Kelly Packard
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HikingSnow

What a fun hike today (2/16/20) in snowshoes. We were only the third car in the lot around 10am. The trail starts out meandering through the woods, mostly flat. I love starting trails that way - lets my legs loosen up before I have to start climbing. Half a mile in is where the climbing begins here. A few people in spikes but most others in snowshoes. No wind at all at the summit, which offers very limited views unless you climb the tower. Well, there may be great winter views but we were pretty socked in. From the top of the very tall, very icy tower, I could see the Santanoni Range but Marcy was behind clouds. I really loved the trail and can't wait to go back in warm weather to see what it looks like when everything is green.

Todd Hazard
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HikingSnow

Over a foot of fresh snow from two days ago. Snow shoes all the day. Not a difficult hike. Glad the trail was broken as trail markers are few and far between. The parking lot was nicely plowed so that was a plus. No views from fire tower because clouds.

Dave Beals
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HikingSnow

01/23/2020 the trail was packed snow, approx 8-10 inch packed. Although we carried snow shoes, they were not necessary and micro spikes were fine. The views at the top were spectacular. We enjoyed a clear day, with no wind. The tower at the summit is open and allows great 360 degree views.

Crystal Davis
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HikingSnow

Excellent hike in the snow! Hiked with Dan. No views from tower. Tower cab was open. No wind, temps hovered around 32°F all day. Snowed all day...about 2” of freshies made everything beautiful! Used microspikes most of the time...until on the way down where they were sticking to the snow and kept coming off - so I took them off. Yay for winter credit.

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