Loop, Rocky Knob, and Plateau Loop

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Henry's Woods

Loop, Rocky Knob, and Plateau Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length3.7 miElevation gain564 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This is a wonderful set of trails, smooth, with gradual inclines, and plenty of interesting views. If you would like to start with the steeper section and return on a more gradual grade, you can take the right (west) branch onto the loop trail and do Rocky Peak first.

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Pietro Cardiello
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relatively easy nice lookouts

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Lexi Biagi
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Very nice hike. We wore microspikes since it was still snowing. Great trail and a pretty easy hike!

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Jane Farmer
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Jane Farmer
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Jane Farmer
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Akarshita Saxena
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David Sun
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Easy trail along a well-maintained path with good markers. Rolling inclines make for a leisurely hike. Fresh snow tracks with some icy patches; microspikes helpful, though not essential.

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Guillaume Nokerman
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Michael Konnick
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Definitely nothing wrong with this trail. Got a nice little workout on the way up. Only knocked it a star because I wish there was more views. Look for the entrance to Henry’s Woods and not where Maps will take you!

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Mitch VanDuyn
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This is a wonderful set of trails, smooth, with gradual inclines, and plenty of interesting views. Recommend going around the loop the opposite way - take the right (west) branch onto the loop trail - and do Rocky peak first. This way you will be going up the steeper path, and down the more gradual path.

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Robert D Wessling
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Excellent

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Sean Stapulionis
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Nice, easy trail until you climb the summit. That’s a bit more challenging, but enjoyable!

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Bob Cross
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Very nice hike with family.

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Renee Renuart
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Catherine Deis
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Well maintained, busy trail.

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Anna Lee
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Trail is on the easy side of moderate and mostly covered. It started to lightly rain but we didn’t get wet and the trail stayed dry. In that sense, this is a nice walk I the woods.

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Danielle Minard
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the view at the top wasn't amazing (maybe when there's less foliage that wouldn't be the case?) but the trail was good--well marked, clean, wide paths. getting up and down the top was strenuous but not too difficult.

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Valentine Biollay
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Nice walk in the woods. Perfect in the middle of the day when it’s hot as the path is in the shade the whole time. Not too many people.

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Maya B
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Bridget Kay
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Great short hike with not too much elevation. Great for beginners or advanced and want an easy hike

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Denise Koz
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A perfect quick hike on a morning with unpredictable weather. Cloudy and foggy so our view wasn’t stellar but the hike was nice. No bugs, trail clearly marked. Rocky Knob has some incline but for high peaks region I’d still rate it at easy. Good dogs allowed off leash. We saw a few other hikers but mild traffic.

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Jody Borgman
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Trail was generally quite on a weekday. Would grade it between easy to moderate. There a couple of spots with great views. Very convenient if staying in Lake Placid.

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Nick N
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Very close to the main strip! But hidden gem. Park right on the little U-shaped road. The Loop is EASY. Really nice, kind of flat, wide, and well maintained. Once you leave the main loop, and go to the well-labeled off-shoots it gets VERY hilly and truly becomes moderate to difficult. Not sure the hike up to the summit view (Rocky Knob) is worth the almost vertical hike. The views on the yellow trail (Plateau) are much easier and essentially the same. But that’s just an opinion. Overall great hike. Challenging but worth it. Well labeled, clean, and not crowded. And no sun! All shade.

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Gregory Phillips
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Nice little hike with some elevation. Not many vantage points to view lake placid. Well maintained, wooded trail. I’d classify it as easy.

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Kerry Twombly
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Nice little hike in the shade. Great trail condition and not too buggy

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Matt Ciapa
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Great trail. Very well maintained paths and bridges. Very good for an afternoon hike. Great views of Lake Placid and the surrounding mountains as well.

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SARAH YAUSSI
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Great, family-friendly trail. Not very challenging, but it was a nice, little climb to the overlook on Rocky Knob trail. Kids loved bouncing on the Bridge to Nowhere. Would be fantastic for mountain biking, too.

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