Kane Mountain North Trail Loop is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Caroga, 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.

Length2.1 miElevation gain616 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashCampingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewswild-flowersWildlifeBlowdownRockyWashed out
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Kane Mountain, part of the ADK Fire Tower Challenge, 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.

Trail Head - Green Lake Rd: 1. Turn left onto Rt 29A (toward Caroga lake) 3. Travel .2 miles, trail head is to the left (marked by state sign). Only parking available is on the road 2. Travel 1.9 miles, turn left onto Green Lake Rd. (just past Canada Lake Marina and Store) 3. Travel .4 miles, bare to the left at fork. Parking is a few hundred feet on right, trail head is to the left. Trail Head - Schoolhouse Rd: 1. Turn left onto Rt 29A (toward Caroga lake) 2. Travel 1.3 miles, turn left onto Schoolhouse Rd.

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Susan LeClair
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HikingGreat!

Trail was in great shape. If you plan on going up the tower, I would highly recommend microspikes or yaktrax. The ice and snow on the steps was thick. Beautiful blue skies today.

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Deb Cantales
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HikingGreat!

Trail was in nice shape. Beautiful bluebird sky.

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Karoline Karoline Hoos
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Stacy Gregory
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John Connington
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Very cool with snow shoes

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Shane Holmes
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Nie packed trail. We did the loop up the yellow trail and down the red. Only saw two groups of people, one going up and only coming down. we had the whole summit to ourselves.

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J W
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Thomas Mercadante
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Trail in great shape. Beat the snow storm.

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Lauren Robertello
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Beautiful trail! Hiked Sunday, 1/31 up the north trail and down the east. Trail is in great condition except for a few post holes approaching the summit from the north trail. Snowshoes are necessary as there is more than 8 inches of snow. Great views from tower.

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Elizabeth Grove
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We did this as a loop. The trail was well packed and travelled up the East trail, less well packed (and some obvious big postholes down the longer North trail. Snowshoes are definitely needed, spikes at the minimum. Nice views through the trees but in any other season you’d have to climb the tower for any real views.

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Stephanie Schneider
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Snow shoes a must. Main parking lot was closed so had to park in the little space to the side. Fire tower stairs had ice. Overall, beautiful easy hike.

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R L
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HikingSnow

Trail has fresh powder. Needed snowshoes for the back loop. Couple post holes. Overall nice time. Road in was a little rough on account of the fresh snow not plowed yet.

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David Fisher
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Snow shoes loop fire tower beer break

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Mike Strand
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Joe Michael
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Great

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Rebecca Thomas
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Samuel Samuel Miller
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Jamie W
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Super cute and easy family hike. Took my 5 year old daughter and boyfriend. Little snow flurries on the way up. There was a few inches of snow on the mountain and some running water the first half mile up. The last three flights of stairs up the fire tower are a bit icy. We used microspikes the whole way up the trail. 23 degrees out so winter layers were needed. Very cloudy but still had a nice view. :)

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Batmatt User
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beautiful day. the longer way was a bit slippery but we did ok without micro spikes

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Brittany Ramos
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Short & sweet! Cute little hike and got our blood flowing with the incline. We enjoyed the firetower and felt pretty safe going up it! (In comparison to other FT’s).

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Reggie Durden Jr
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Good say. Nice temp, soft snow and a couple muddy spots.

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Rebecca Thomas
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Kelli McArdell
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Very easy to find parking lot. The .8 mile trail was a very steady inclined trail, I did that up to the firetower in 20 minutes, coming down I did the 1.2 mile trail. The 1.2 mile was more steep, muddy, and had a lot of rocks. This is one of the easiest fire towers, experienced hikers you will be dissappointed. This is too quick and too easy. Plan to do another trail or firetower the same day.

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Tenley Golden
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Muddy this time if year. Nice easy hike. Firetower views are always worth it!

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Andrew VanBuren
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Gary Stasonis
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Jen Berman
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Muddy

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Shawney Bushey
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Jazmine Goldston
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