Middle Settlement Lake Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Middle Settlement Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thendara, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
16 days ago

this was a family day hike for us to Middle Settlement Lake. We brought our dog and hiked the red to yellow to blue trails to get to the lake. very beautiful view of the lake when we got there. we tried to come back by looping to clear pond, but the yellow trail crossed a stream that would have required us to remove our shoes to cross shin deep water and the family voted to come back the way we went in. overall a nice hike, but nothing breath taking.

hiking
11 months ago

It was longer than anticipated. We did the red trail, to the yellow, to the blue and looped back to the yellow to the red. There were many beautiful spots. The trail was tough in some spots, but not too strenuous. I would love to go back and do the yellow loop.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Nice hike in to a gorgeous lake. The rocks near the lake are fun to climb on as well. Perfect distance and easy to get to for those coming to the Adirondacks from the south.

camping
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Long up and down hike with great views. We did see bear tracks and a little fox followed us. Stayed in the lean-to overnight and woke up to see a family of loons in the lake.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nice hike in and back. Came upon some moose tracks that were fresh because it had rained hard the night before. They followed the path for about 1/4 of a mile. Soaked up some sun on the rock in front of the lean-to.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Didn't have time to go all the way but enjoyed the first few miles with my small dog. Trails are well marked. Lovely peaceful trail. Once up the first hill it's pretty easy except for a few rocky stream crossings. Hiking sticks help for those worried about slipping.

backpacking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

First out and back trail that a friend of ours showed us, pretty hardcore for first timers! The first part is a pretty STEEP climb but the lake it worth it in the end.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great hike nice lake to camp on, fishing non existent and beware of leaches when swimming.

hiking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Getting to the lake it worth the trip. Generally easy with little elevation change. THE FIRST QUARTER MILE IS ENTIRELY UPHILL and may provide challenging for the elderly or kids.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

This is a good loop for the family. There are a few tricky parts (fording a couple of beaver ponds and a stream), but that just makes it more rewarding. The lake itself is very nice with a lean-to and a couple of good camp sites not far from the trail. Check out my blog for a more in depth review and pictures. www.sheehey.blogspot.com

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

If you like a nice wilderness trail that is relatively long you should try this one.

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recorded Middle Settlement Lake Trail

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

trail running
Saturday, August 06, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

camping
Thursday, June 21, 2012