Goodnow Mountain Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews
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Goodnow Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newcomb, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1115 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

rocky

5 days ago

We went for sunset and sunrise in mid October.. Took 2 hrs round trip. The view is beautiful , totally worth it. Mind you it is muddy so bring water-resistant hiking boots. Bring extra clothing for the top of tower as well since it is very windy .

9 days ago

Just gorgeous and very well maintained trail.

16 days ago

Awesome hike , fantastic views was 2.0 miles to tower

hiking
20 days ago

A 4 mile round trip this hike is considered moderate. We thought it was a bit over moderate. Lots of rocky uphills and mud. The view was amazing!

hiking
24 days ago

The trail was great, a little thin at some point where we had to walk ourselves and our dogs in a line. A touch muddy at some point but mostly solid with tracks around the mud pits. The view from the top is amazing and well worth the quick hike!

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2 months ago

Well laid out trail, but avoid after rain as it can be very muddy in many areas. I tracked this hike as 4.3 miles round trip. It can be crowded at peak times, but the view from the fire tower is awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice view. A very muddy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Muddy, muddy, muddy! Even the bypasses around the mud are muddy! Overall an easy climb. Some short steep parts. Terrific view from the fire tower. I'd do it again - if it ever dries out!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice hike; on a clear day there are fantastic views of surrounding mountains (of course making this the perfect place for a firetower).

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2 months ago

3 months ago

Love the scenery and beautiful view at the top, but the trail was so muddy! At points I had to leave the trail to avoid sinking. Would go just for the views.

3 months ago

Fair hike the trail was pretty muddy in spits on the way up. got caught in a thunderstorm on the way back down and the trail was pretty dangerous the whole thing turned into a muddy river! love the views from the fire tower

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