Onteora Lake Trail

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Onteora Lake Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kingston, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

About a dozen miles of superb singletrack. Rocky sharkfins of slate. Lots of crags and pine. Scenic lakes. Some powerclimbs but not much elevation change

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10 days ago

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26 days ago

Great trails. Choice of three connected loops that allows your hike to be 3,5 or 7 miles. Nice feel of Catskill trails without elevation, great for all levels. Easy to get to, just a few miles of exit 19 of NY Thruway87.

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

This was our second hiking trail in NY on this trip and preferred the Adirondacks with its plush greenery. This trail had nice rock formations and lake views with Beaver dams. Good fishing and swimming area.

2 months ago

bear here

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful, great paths. Don't forget a swimsuit to take a dip in the lake after hiking!

3 months ago

Lovely

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3 months ago

5 months ago

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5 months ago

I can't figure out why this trail keeps getting poor reviews. It almost dissuaded me from trying it, but I only live around the corner and decided to give it a shot. No, the views cannot compare to say Overlook Mountain or Ashokan Reservoir. I was looking for a local, lengthy hike with varying terrain and inclines/declines. The best part about this place (other than the fabulous soundscapes, the beautiful springs peppering the landscape, and the evidence of the booming beaver population) is that you can choose up to three different loops, a combination, or all three. No matter what you choose, you get a satisfying hike. Given the close proximity to my house, I will definitely be making it out there every weekend from now on!

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6 months ago

6 months ago

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

nice easy hike, pretty and enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.