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Beehunter: Red House Lake Area Trail

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Allegany State Park

Beehunter: Red House Lake Area Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salamanca, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 1,033 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Over grown

Snow

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This trail is called “Beehunter” on park maps. It is made a loop by connecting the ends using the bike trail near between the trailhead and Dowd Road

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Reviews (145)
Photos (149)
Recordings (119)
Completed (237)
Richard J
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

The trail was exceptionally narrow and overgrown, to the point that I couldn’t walk without plants from both sides hitting me with almost every step for more than 3/4 of the distance. Aside from that, it was a moderately challenging and lightly trafficked—but unremarkable—forest trail. Some muddy patches and very buggy this time of year.

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Ellen Van
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julie_journeys on instagram
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Hiking

Peaceful woods, not too many other groups on the trail this Saturday. Half of the loop was a bit muddy, but nothing unavoidable. Saw a doe and her speckled fawn, heard many birds singing, enjoyed the ferns. No crazy views, no crazy wildlife sightings, just a walk in the woods. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

K M
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HikingMuddy
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Ben Michaels
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Hiking

NOTE: Trailhead was hard to find starting from where the start/end point on alltrails is located. I recommend parking in the parking lot located at those coordinates and walking East across the field until you see the marked trail head. If you start the other (more confusing) way, you'll have to walk a bit up some roads until you see the trail marker, but it's not super clear that you go RIGHT instead of left to catch the trail. Nice trail, a bit muddy at times but avoidable. You will be in the woods the whole time and there are not any overlooks, but there is a small stream.

Karl Trembath
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Muddy

beautiful trail. super steep at beginning and end and fairly difficult. only go if you're looking to really hike. took about 3 hours at a brisk pace. you'll cross a few creeks and much of it is really wet and muddy. not for little kids. full of beautiful spots. I'd highly recommend some good hiking boots. I went on a whim in sneakers and ended up with blisters and soar calfs from trying to balance in the mud.

Aurora Cremen
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HikingBugsRocky

absolutely gorgeous trail but the park has it listed as 5.5 miles and "most difficult " the first 1/4 m is indeed straight up and a bit treacherous coming down. I wouldn't want to take kids who were small or not experienced. There is poison ivy on the trail and thorn bushes, long pants are appropriate. I did it with my rottweiler and had to off leash him on the way down so he didn't kill me, we hiked it as the sun was going down... the scenery was amazing with the coloring of sunset. gonna do it again today.

Sam Dreistadt
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great trail, I did this while it was raining but lots of good spots over all. Some logs fallen in the path but they are cleared. Muddy in spots but easy to get around. Lots of deer as well.

Barry Sutton
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Hiking

We hiked yesterday (Mother’s Day) and really enjoyed the trail nice ups and downs. Hats off to who ever maintains the area we saw no trash and found it very easy to follow (great markers along the way). Took the five of us under 3hrs to complete the loop. Yes muddy in spots but all good!

Elmira Dewes
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I was very cold weather on May 9. Muddy in somewhere but no so bad. Was cold 32 F and snow and wind. But we enjoyed

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Melissa D’arcangelo
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HikingNo shade

Very well marked, pretty and a good length to push the kids. In the spring, there isn’t much shade, but it was a really pretty route.

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Molly Taylor
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HikingMuddyRocky

Started with about .5 mile uphill. Lots of roots and rocks on mountain for a couple miles. Then a very muddle valley for about 1.5; couldn't even walk on the trail but had to make our own as close to it as possible. The process repeats on the second half.

Mary Hooper
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HikingIcyMuddyScrambleSnow

nice trail, good length but SUPER MUDDY.

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Ted D.
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Josh K
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HikingMuddy
Mark Colling
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Hiking

My favorite trail in Allegany State Park. Long enough to feel like you did something and too long for most people looking for a short hike. Hiked it on a spectacular fall day and holiday weekend and only ran into four people. In response to the people who said something about this being the wrong map and referring to the cabin loop road, you were looking at the cabin loop map not the trail map.

Paul H.
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Hiking

This map does not show Beehunter Trail. This is simply the road around the cabin loop connected to the paved path to the lake.

David Ambrose
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownRocky

Bee Hunter #6 is a 6 mile, one way, uphill mud pit. Not well marked at the end of the trail. Not family friendly but beautiful in its own way.

Blaine VanLiew
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