Pharaoh Lake from the South

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Pharaoh Lake from the South is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brant Lake, New York that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
426 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips







7 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike. It was about a mile from the main parking lot to the trailhead then another 3 miles to reach the lean-to on the east side of the lake. The trail was pretty flat and wide in most areas, and not steep. We hiked to the lean-to and had a great view of the lake. A few people were swimming in the beautiful, cool water. It was a lovely fall day, and we saw quite a few hikers. We didn’t go around the lake, as I believe it would add another 6 miles to the hike, but it would be awesome to camp overnight and add the lake loop trail.

3 months ago

Great water views on loop, but 3 miles from trailhead to lake. Muddy trail in May.

mountain biking
4 months ago

I am reviewing the Pharoah Lake they allow mountain bikes on the trails?

5 months ago

I have hiked and camped this trail / lake many times. It's a family favorite. There are several lean-to around the lake. You can overnight in a lean-to, set up a tent or hang your hammock. Bring the kids and the dog or go alone. Fishing is just okay. We've caught several Pumpkinseeds (hand size) and some crayfish. No Lake Trout yet but I'm told they are in the lake. The immediate lake area is well used. Fire wood is difficult to find as the season progresses. You can climb Pharaoh Mountain and get a great view.

7 months ago

Couldn’t pass up a 40 degree day in January!! Hiked in from trailhead at Beaver Pond Road. Trail was hard packed snow and some ice, but easy walking with ice grippers. First time hiking the Pharaoh Wilderness area. I will definitely be back for an overnight stay at one of the Pharaoh Lake lean-tos.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

3.5hr hike to lean-to #6 in wintery, very icy conditions.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Please note, when you park your car, you have to walk a mile to get to the trailhead. Also, please don't follow the markers, we did and got lost twice.
Other than that, it was a great hike to the lake. It was an easy hike, for the most part.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

My first genuine camping experience at 23, hiked in on Saturday and left Monday on Labor Day. Beautiful place, great people on the trails. Hope to go again. The lean-to's are in great locations all around the lake.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Great hike. Very beautiful.

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