Mount Gilligan

EASY 7 reviews
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Mount Gilligan is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Elizabethtown, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

wildlife

snow

Mount Gilligan is a great trail for family hikes. It's a 2.2 mile round trip trek with a number of lookouts. It's an easy climb over a few hundred feet of elevation gain to Summit which is 1420' above sea level. Park in the fisherman lot on Scriver Road and walk across the bridge. Trailhead is on the left before the house.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked Gilligan for the second time this year. Last time I did it in the rain and got no view. This time I did it on a chilly day with all the leaves on the ground. Really impressed with the view. Really fun little mountain!

5 months ago

Steep in spots but beautiful views from several different spots. My very athletic little 6 year old loved this hike.

hiking
5 months ago

This was an unplanned hike, due to the trail we were going to hike being closed for hunting. This hike did not disappoint. The trail was nicely marked, and was in fact quite easy. There are a few places to take in some views as well. It was a short hike, and perfect for an impromptu trip!

5 months ago

Would definitely not recommend as a first hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with some amazing views!!!

6 months ago

wonderful hike. beautiful view!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike! Well maintained trail with a number of ledges offering views. Great for kids or first timers!