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Huggins Lake Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roscoe, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 895 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Snow

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Reviews (22)
Photos (18)
Recordings (13)
Completed (27)
Kellie Bush
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Trail isn't well marked, very over grown as well. The pond itself is nice

Paige Ponzeka
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Bob Jonas
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Camping

Good Old Indian Ridge Scout Reservation. Miss that place.

Dan Reiners
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Kimberly Dudeck
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Hiking

The trail to the lake was nice, but once there you can’t really explore the lake - the area around it is not maintained. Wish there were more views/lookout points on the trail itself.

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allison behringer
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Hiking

If it’s summertime and you’re looking for a short hike that ends with a swim, this is your hike! We came on a Saturday and only saw one other person the whole time. Great shady tree coverage. We swam in the pond at the end of the trail and there was a small grassy area near the edge to hang out. The swimming was glorious! Only downside was that the trail wasn’t very well marked once we got to the pond. When you get to the pond at the bottom of the hill, just keeping going straight towards the pond through the tall grasses.

Joe GaNun
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Mid June 2016, warm and sunny. Two of us with maybe 30# packs for an overnight fishing effort. Took well over an hour in and we move well, the drop to the lake is fairly steep but welcome. Set up and then rounded the lake which has no trail so it takes quite a while, especially since we were trying to make fly rod casts. Saw few fish roll but that's it. Many, as in thousands of newts, also poly wogs. Some bugs on the water which seemed fairly warm. Surprised to see no wildlife on the way in or out. Out was a lot easier but you feel the downhill later on. Heard a few coyotes. Pretty lake, going back in colder weather to get the brookies on the spawn. Catch and release only. Thank you whomever left the two handy walking sticks at the trail head. Good to have on the downhill portions. Only one big deadfall blocking the patch about 25% in from the trailhead. Sunris highly recommended.

Jeff Foster
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Fishing

Hiked this trail today and fished the lake and also the outlet brook down to the first large waterfall. Fishing wasn't good today. Stuck to walking the shoreline around 3/4 of the lake. Saw a few fish rise out in the middle of the lake. Nothing was hatching near shore. Lake is full of newts. Found several dead brook trout and one dead frog along the shoreline. Probably died off due to the hard Winter we had and Ice that would have frozen down to the bottom of the lake in the shallow areas. (I measured over 28" of ice on nearby Big Pond this Feb/March). There were still a few patches of ice left today in the shady areas of the lake. Counted four beaver lodges and saw lots of evidence that they have been busy cutting down trees all along the shoreline to add to their lodges. Saw one beaver swim across the lake while I was fishing. The hike in to the lake is a good climb up an old logging road for most of the way. Makes the walk back to the parking area much faster than the walk in. Look for large patches of leeks and several types of ferns on the hillsides as you climb up to the top of the hill. The lake is in the next valley over from the parking area, so as you reach the top of the first big hill, you go down for a bit and then climb a second hill before you start to descend and can see the lake on your left (if the trees are not full yet). You round a left turn and approach the lake from the dam end as you descend to lake level. The outlet brook is pretty and you should check it out before you leave if you have put in the effort to get there.

Amanda Huggins
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First to Review

Just completed this trail today. On the way up there are a lot of hills and it is very slippery due to the water that trickles down. There are some trees down making it a little more difficult to get to the lake but if you are up for it, it's pretty easy! Took about 40 minutes to get to the lake and it was beautiful. Got there just as the sun was hitting the mountain tops. There is a small canoe with a make-shift paddle so you can go out on the lake, but be cautious the canoe leaks a little and your shoes and butt may get wet. The way back to the parking area starts off very steep but soon goes flat and downhill, took about 15 minutes to return back to that starting point! I highly recommend this trail!

Nonya Business
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Joe Imperi
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Isaiah Gibbs
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Lindsay Turley
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Jimmie Rush
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Jimmie Rush
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Larry Iannotti
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Larry Iannotti
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Joe Williams
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Isaiah Gibbs
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Iggy Alvarez
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Mike R.
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Viva F.
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Paddle sports