Lake Colden Loop Trail

HARD 5 reviews
#27 of 42 trails in

Lake Colden Loop Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,407 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Heart Lake Adirondack Loj Trailhead: From Exit 30 take Route 73 towards Lake Placid for 26.5 miles. Take a left onto Adirondack Loj Road and continue 5 miles to the Loj and the parking area. There is a $10 fee to park here for the day.

backpacking
4 days ago

perfect trail for backpacking, not too much elevation and amazing views, we camped right next to a river, and the trail has a lot of work put in to it like bridges, and trails along cliffs

hiking
15 days ago

The views from the two lakes are amazing, because of the relatively low elevation (compared to a summit hike) the heat can be intense. Make sure you bring plenty of water.

11 months ago

It was a fun hike. Can be done in a day if you leave early. I wish we could have gone a little slower to take in the views. Also, some of the trail was really muddy, so make sure you bring the right shoes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

awesome hike with amazing views. Remember to bring your crampons/microspikes when it gets cold. most of the trail up is on a rock slide that turns into an ice rink.

hiking
23 days ago