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Indian Pass Trail to Henderson Lake

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High Peaks Wilderness

Indian Pass Trail to Henderson Lake is a 17.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 17.8 mi Elevation gain 2,864 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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This is also a one-way hike, with an outlet just past Henderson Lake at the Upper Works parking lot. If you have a second vehicle or someone to ferry you, it's not a trail you have to do out and back in one go. There are also lean-tos on the trail, in several locations, and it intersects with the Cold Brook trail, as well as the Calamity Brook trail, to head into the heart of the high peaks massif.

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Dean S
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Nature tripsMuddyOver grownRockyScramble

Very muddy. We were on a search for a cave that was not located, but there were plenty of boulder caves. Summit rock offered gorgeous views of Lake Henderson and Wallface Ledge.

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Edward Poletti
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HikingRockyScramble

Very strenuous trail. Account for much more time than usual. Very steep sections requiring ladders at Wallface Mountain. Narrow and heavily shaded. Amazing views at Wallface Outlook.

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John Owen
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So gnarly right now. Be very prepared for a difficult hike. We were planning on 4 hours ended up taking 8 went until 10:20 pm. Trail markers not well placed

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Bret Waples
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Phil Falconer
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Katie Elaine
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Jon Petrie
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Mark Winter
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Simon Vanasse
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Alex Rose
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Leona Rachel
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Daniel Krill
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Obediah Racicot
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EB L
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Stan Schrek
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