Nicks Lake Loop Trail

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Nicks Lake Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Old Forge, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

3 months ago

Nice, easy hike. We didn't complete the entire loop though, we went in through the campsite entrance. I feel we may not have been following the signs correctly, I'm still not sure. We ended up directly behind many of the campsites which seemed very intrusive to me towards the people camping there.

hiking
5 months ago

Started at Bisby entrance. Mostly level trail through woods. Once at the southern end of lake there are more challenges. At western side close to the campers ended up on road for a stretch. Nice hike.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Me and my 6 year old daughter did the trail on mtn bikes. For the most part she was able to ride all of it except the big hill. We had fun. Well marked. More of a hiking than biking trail though.

hiking
7 months ago

Did this hike yesterday...We originally were going to start at the Bisby trailhead, but just as we arrived some hikers had already turned back because they said there was a mud hole so large/deep that they couldnt get around or through it. So we drove into the Nick's Lake site about 3/4 miles up the road and paid for the parking ($10). The lake itself is beautiful, but the hike really wasn't what we expected. We started to the left, keeping the lake on our right the whole time, and were the only ones to sign the register for the day at that time. The first 4 miles or so we're SWARMING with mosquitos. Even hikers strength deet didn't work. This was really unfortunate because it forced us to kind of power through the hike to outpace them, leaving no time to stop, rest, or really enjoy our surroundings. So we thought of this as more of a workout than anything else. We paced pretty fast and finished the whole hike in just about 2 hours. The terrain was easy enough to navigate and the trail was well marked. A few wet/muddy spots and three or four very short but somewhat steep inclines. The last mile or so of the hike was the only part that we could actually enjoy, by then the wind picked up off the lake and the trail winds through an area covered in pine needles with no muddy/standing water so the mosquito swarms were finally gone. I would reccomend that if anyone does this hike during bug season...start to the right (keeping the lake on your left) that way if the bugs get too bad you have a shorter/easy out. This was far from our favorite hiking experience unfortunately.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

This was mostly a kayaking trip. You can go to Tickner's and rent a canoe or kayak for the day. You pay for it and they give you paddles and life jackets. The kayaks are already at nick's lake. Great place to paddle. No motorized boats. Good camping, picnic and beach area. 6 mile trail around lake. We only did about 2 miles of the hike but paddled around the entire lake. About a 5 to 6 mile trip. Great place for everyone.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Beautiful trail, a TONNNN of flies. Might just have been the season.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Classic Adirondack moderate flat hike that is sure to please.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

One of my favorite hikes!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hiked the loop trail starting at the Bisby Rd trail. The only problem is the trail fades out when we got into the nicks lake campground. Then when we reached the beach to get back on the trail the U.S. A no pet sign. We had two dogs with us. We walked as far off the beach as we could until we could find the trail again.

hiking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Well my girlfriends and I were looking for a short hiking trip while the guys were golfing so we stopped at nicks lake asked the young man who worked there how long it was around the lake and he said 3 miles!We decided we could tackle it .....well we started out having a great journey that turned into being rescued by one of the workers!, never so happy to see people! Was a beautiful walk just wasn't expecting it to be over 5 miles! We made it back to beach area and enjoyed a few drinks to celebrate are accomplishments.

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