Kipp Mountain is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Johnsburg, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.0 miElevation gain669 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingRunningForestLakeViewsBugsRockySnow
Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Tips
Getting There

This is an easy-moderate, very well marked trail with yellow arrow signs almost every 20 feet or so. This is due to the close proximity of private land. There are also many signs denoting private property, so please be respectful! The trail starts off as an easy walk in the woods. There are two maps along the trail that mark your current location in relation to the peak. About halfway up, the trail becomes moderately steep until the trail ends. There is a sign that literally says "Trail Ends" at a beautiful view of Loon Lake and Gore mountain in the distance. There is also a nice sign noting different peaks that can be seen from this vista. HUNTING SEASON CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure for hunting. For more information, please visit https://visitadirondacks.com/recreation/chester-challenge.

No facilities.

Open all year, I went early March with some snow/ice still on the ground. A light crampon could be useful.

If coming from the south: Take exit 25 for NY-8 toward Chestertown/Hague 0.3 mi Take Landon Hill Rd to Ben Culver Rd 8 min (5.1 mi) Turn left onto NY-8 S 1.6 mi Turn right onto Landon Hill Rd 2.9 mi Turn left onto Ben Culver Rd 0.6 mi You'll see a Kipp Mountain sign about a mile on the right. Parking is off of the road.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (258)
Photos (228)
Activities (191)
Completed (559)
View user's profile page
Justin Cousins
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 10, 2021
Hiking

Great weekend hike to do mid-morning in the spring. Great view of Loon Lake and Gore. Easy to follow trail. Good for dogs and kids.

View Justin's activity
View user's profile page
Alicia Hosan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 10, 2021
Hiking

Great hike! Took our 8 month old puppy for his first hike and he did great. Well maintained and an amazing view.

View Alicia's activity
View user's profile page
Kelly Savalli
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 6, 2021
HikingGreat!

Hiked 4/5/21. All ice and snow is gone. Trail is mostly dry. Great, fast jaunt in the woods.

View user's profile page
Jasmin A
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 24, 2021
HikingIcyMuddy

Hiked 3/21/21. Icy in the beginning, I used my spikes but they weren’t needed after that. Probably doable without, but I didn’t want to take any chances. Starting to get a little muddy in some areas too. My AllTrails Map said I still had a little ways to go, but there was a sign “trail ends” so obviously I stopped there. At that point there was just a smaller lookout area. No real summit.

View user's profile page
Tom Morgan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 22, 2021
Hiking
View Tom's activity
View user's profile page
Liz Morgan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 22, 2021
Hiking

little icy to start. no problem with just hiking boots. beautiful day!

View Liz's activity
View user's profile page
Kubi Daniels
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 13, 2021
Hiking

Awesome hike spikes where needed for some parts.

View Kubi's activity
View user's profile page
Lauren Ross-Hixson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 8, 2021
HikingIcy

Short but steep with great views. At a moderate pace, this took us just over an hour with some time spent at the top enjoying the view. A bit icy at points so spikes and hiking poles were helpful.

View user's profile page
Daniel Johnson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 7, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful morning up to the Kipp Lookout. Trail was hard packed and icey.

View Daniel's activity
View user's profile page
Alice Leducq
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 28, 2021
Hiking

Easy to hike. Snowpikes are a definitely plus but you can go without them if you have good shoes

View Alice's activity
View user's profile page
Kyle Keller
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 28, 2021
SnowshoeingIcySnow

Great little family hike! Views very nice at the top. Snowshoes recommended. Be sure to stay on the trail to avoid going on private property.

View Kyle's activity
View user's profile page
Lisa Oswald
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 25, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful day, very windy at top. Used snowshoes but micro spikes would have been fine. Kids were light enough to stay on top of trail in just hiking boots. Snow getting a little soft in last 0.3 mile.

View Lisa's activity
View user's profile page
Chris Porga
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 7, 2021
Hiking

Nice trail. Easy to follow and was good for the dog. It was snowing so the pine trees were beautiful! I’ll be back when it’s clear for a better view of Loon Lake.

View Chris's activity
View user's profile page
Stephanie Backes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 26, 2021
HikingGreat!Snow

Beautiful day, packed out nicely. Microspikes were really helpful on the couple steeper sections but you could probably get away with regular Yaktrax.

View user's profile page
Camping Mom
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 24, 2021
Hiking

Pretty! Well broken out

View Camping's activity
View user's profile page
Catie Cleveland
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 24, 2021
HikingSnow

Great hike today, had micro spikes but they weren’t 100 percent needed. Great views at the top.

View user's profile page
Eric Woodruff
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 17, 2021
Hiking

Decent trail, except with the winter it seems a bit unclear how to cover the last 1/10th of a mile from where there is a trail ends sign to the summit. Since the trailhead sign shows a route to the summit it might make one wonder why there is a trail ends sign before it. Anyway, with this as an ADK 29’er Jr hike and doing it with my son, we didn’t finish that last little bit since it wasn’t really well hiked and was essentially bushwhacking; if I was by myself wouldn’t have been a problem.

View Eric's activity
View user's profile page
Bob Kerr
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 16, 2021
Hiking

Nice. First real snow shoe trek. Tough in wet snow.

View Bob's activity
View user's profile page
Jamie W
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 9, 2021
Hiking

Pretty little hike! Perfectly family friendly. Came with my 5 year old and 59 year old mom. Took us an hour with a break on top and plenty of time for pictures. :) Clear day so the outlook had a great view of the surrounding area.

View Jamie's activity
View user's profile page
Alexis Henrikson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 6, 2021
Hiking

good hike!

View Alexis's activity
View user's profile page
Denise Sullivan Kennedy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 1, 2021
Hiking
View Denise's activity
View user's profile page
Tracy Watson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 30, 2020
Hiking

great hike

View Tracy's activity
View user's profile page
Robert Lee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 15, 2020
HikingClosed

sign at the trailhead says closed October 15th through mid-December due to hunting.

View user's profile page
David Carroll
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 12, 2020
Hiking

Fun walk with good views of gore and other nearby mountains as well as loon lake. Not very difficult or crowded, would definitely suggest as a good 1/2 hour activity

View user's profile page
Robin Tarana
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 12, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful easy hike. Brought my 1 year old chocolate lab and my 11 year old golden retriever. Perfect for the older dog. Beautiful views.

View user's profile page
Juste Heroux
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 10, 2020
Hiking

Super easy trail for the fantastic views. Mostly level until the second half where is picks up steepness. Just when you are getting a bit winded, you are there! The mix of trees is just beautiful, and the view of Loon Lake and surrounding mountain ranges is amazing. Well maintained trail, and super easy to follow. I did this in the summer and said I had to come back in the fall, so glad I did!

View Juste's activity
View user's profile page
Carlye B
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 4, 2020
HikingGreat!

awesome trails nice easy hike

Showing results 1 - 27 of 258