Kane Mountain North Trail Loop

MODERATE 162 reviews

Kane Mountain North Trail Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Caroga Lake, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

washed out

Kane Mountain offers great views and a nice hike by at least two approaches - one is the East trail which is 1.7 miles RT and the other is about 2 miles RT - both are moderate hikes. Dogs are also allowed but must be kept on a leash.

13 days ago

Great little hike! Hiked it with my four kids! The north trail is nice and quick. The east trail was fun.. just a little muddy in spots. Love this hike! Great views from the top!

hiking
24 days ago

Nice day for a solo hike, there was only one mud patch along the way other than that the trails were great! The view from the summit was incredible once you make it to the top of the fire tower!! Another fire tower challenge complete!

hiking
28 days ago

My two kids, ages 8 and 9 1/2 hiked the loop today. Trail was well marked, and well maintained. A little muddy in spots which is to be expected this time of year. No view at the top unless you go up the fire tower. We all were a little skeptical at first but loved it once we up top! Definitely doing this one again and again.

1 month ago

Pro: Nice hike.

Cons: A lot of broken glass from people partying & view only from the tower.

1 month ago

Did the loop. Nice well marked trails. Great view from the fire tower. The trail is relatively easy with some wet areas, but mostly in good shape. Family friendly as I joined a family of nine and all ages at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

The parking lot was like a frozen pond. all of the thick ice was covered by fresh snow so I didn't know until I tried to stop and kept going. Luckily I was able to carefully turn my car around and there was traction on the one side of the parking lot. The cell service is spotty so I don't know if I would have been able to call for a tow truck. The mountain was the same way. Some parts looked like a frozen waterfall(not a bad thing). I had ice spikes so it didn't slow me down. My dog had some trouble but it gave me a few laughs. Overall the hike was short but rewarding. The only downside was all the graffiti on the cabin and the tower. It's sad that people can't respect the property for other people to enjoy.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked w micros after a 26 below F Sunday morning followed by couple inches of rain 48 hours before. Snow set up good for micros would need more snow for snowshoes. First time up the red east trail and down the longer looped yellow north trail. Great views from tower. Worth a couple hours on the woods on a cold mid January day.

5 months ago

Always a nice mini-hike, depressing to see what vandals have done to the cabin.

hiking
5 months ago

Wind chill dropped temps to below -20 at the top of the tower but clear skies and sun made for good views. Walked up the trail in regular snow boots; followed someone else's tracks. Minimal to no ice today.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

A short, but nice hike. There aren't a ton of views on the way but the views from the fire tower make up for it.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail, well marked. Good for a shorter hike but a LOT of people and had to wait to go up the fire tower but it had nice views.

hiking
8 months ago

In and Out Red Trail. Trail was dry and even though they rate it moderate, I would say this is more easy to moderate even for the red trail. You will need to climb the tower to appreciate the views and it will be worth it. No Summit Marker was located so don't look for it.

hiking
8 months ago

nice easy hike

hiking
8 months ago

Lovely trail. There's no view from the top of the mountain but when you get up the tower it will take your breath away.

8 months ago

Very easy, nice walk in the woods with the dog. Took the trail off to the left at the trail head .6 to the fire tower. Tower is in great condition.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike. Only took about an hour to complete . Awesome views from the top of the fire tower.

8 months ago

View at the top of the tower is breathtaking

9 months ago

Descent loop not to difficult views were ok nothing spectacular but another tower down

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike and the view at the top of the tower is amazing!

hiking
10 months ago

I love this hike. I go once every season and have been going since I was little. The view from the top of the fire tower is breathtaking each and every time.

10 months ago

Beautiful views from the top , shorter trail is a very steep incline , so if you have littles with you I suggest the other trail , well worth the hike and the views from the Fire Tower are amazing

10 months ago

nice walk

hiking
10 months ago

great

10 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
10 months ago

very peaceful hike, with a beautiful view from the tower :)

hiking
10 months ago

Nice, easy hike. A 300 foot section is pure mud though, enough to go up to you ankles. Fire tower was in good shape and can be climbed.

hiking
10 months ago

Loved this hike in early August -3 trails to get up to tower...great views of all the lakes from the top...drove by Vrooman's Restaurant!!! Steep incline duable, short trail better for small children.

hiking
10 months ago

Definitely rocky and muddy but clear path and SO worth the time! INCREDIBLE view from the tower.

10 months ago

very slippery on a rainy day. it would be a great hike on a nice day. Couldn't see a thing from top of tower due to clouds, fog and rain. would do it again...but in sunny weather!

hiking
11 months ago

Went up the Northern Trail to the fire tower then down the Eastern Trail from the observers' cabin. No view from summit, however, excellent view of Canada and Pine Lake as well as Shaker Mt. Forest from the top of the fire tower. Eastern Trail was poorly marked but easy to follow.

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