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Heart Lake and Rocky Falls via Indian Pass Trail

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High Peaks Wilderness

Heart Lake and Rocky Falls via Indian Pass Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 423 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Easy trail 2.2 miles each way Adk Loj to the falls. Almost exactly an hour each way. Trail in great shape and so dry. Met 6 other people on this trip. Played around the falls waded in the pool bring a swimsuit! No bugs on June 28. Strange but I’ll take it!

hiking
7 months ago

The end was pretty and worth hanging around, but the actual hike there was pretty bushy and not much to enjoy looking at.

The only reason for me giving this trail a 3 is the fact that we came the day after it rained so it was extremely muddy. There are decent sized rocks in the middle of the trail almost the entire way which made me think it should be rated as moderate trail, easier end of moderate and harder end of easy. There was also a small section that was definitely not ideal when hiking with a dog. Not a bad trail it’s just nothing special compared to the trails in PA (that’s where I’m from).

hiking
blowdown
muddy
10 months ago

Petite randonnée agréable dans la forêt. Montée quand même facile et belle vue sur les cascades de la rivière à la fin.

hiking
muddy
washed out
11 months ago

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

Went Sunday morning no crowds at all! We were the only ones on the trail. Great for dogs and kids. Easy hike. Beautiful cold stream you can swim in! Bring lots of bug spray

hiking
bugs
muddy
Thu Jul 04 2019

yes it was buggy. and yes it was muddy. but it was still great. limited view. lots of lush green under brush. probably better to hike in the autumn or winter.

hiking
Tue Oct 09 2018

Easy for regular hikers, very pretty trail especially with the fall colors. Trail was a bit muddy. Rocky falls was cute. Not sure I would do it again though.

Thu Sep 20 2018

We've been hiking in the area for a week and this was definitely our favorite. Beautiful terrain all the way, and once we hit the river, we walked over the rocks upstream to the falls rather than on the trail. even though it's easy, bring along a hiking stick because it makes hopping on the rocks much easier. Spectacular photos. I look forward to coming back.

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

Easy for people who have hiked.

backpacking
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Wed May 22 2019

Mon Oct 08 2018

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