Red House Lake Area Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1033 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

13 days ago

A nice trail, but at about the halfway point it got pretty muddy. Made the 2nd and 3rd mile pretty slow and and challenging. The 1000+ foot elevation change made the hike worthwhile. BTW the posted signs all call this the Bee-hunter trail and it was 6+ miles round trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful forest trail. There was 12-18 inches of snow on the trail the day we did it, so really slow going. Covered in snow, it was hard in some places to figure out where the trail was. We've done this trail in the summer as well and the trail is easy to find when it's not covered in snow. Note that the trail is marked, both at the trailhead and on the trail markers, as the Beehunter trail. The full loop is also about 6.5 miles rather than 5.3.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail in a beautiful area of the park. Steep climb to start the trail with overall elevation gain for the first half of the trail, with the back half being primarily downhill. Very well defined trail, nearly impossible to get lost. Dirt trail, so it can be very muddy (and will be if it has rained within the past few days), which pushes the difficulty up. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pretty fun trail in the woods - easy to enjoy the sounds of songbirds and woodpeckers

mountain biking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

The downhill portion of the trails r a blast and the up hills are an incredible accomplishment.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

my 1st trail in ASP. Arrived late in day so no fee.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great trail, well marked. Only saw a couple of people. Beware of the acorns in the fall!!!! Would definitely come back and walk it again.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Good range of terrains, secluded trail, beautiful forest scenery. Trail spans 3 mountains with several good ascents and descents. I would rate challenge level as moderate. Get out and hike!

Monday, June 27, 2016

This trail is called the beehunter trail and is well marked once you are on the trail. When the trail ends you will have to find the bike path to follow to get back to your car but it's only about a half a mile away. I would recommend this hike.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Best hikes!! Bear caves and thunder rocks are a must see!!

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

awesome trail, solo hike saw no one.

hiking
Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, August 07, 2015

Ran the 22k adventure run a few times here. Very runnable trails with the last 2.5 miles is straight up hill to the finish.

hiking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I'm not aware of a specifically "10.9 mile trail" in Allegany SP, but there are indeed several hiking trails in the Red House Lake area. We hiked about 10 miles, there-and-back, on the section of the North Country Trail passing through Allegany, accessing it via the Conservation Trail, which starts right behind the Red House Administration Building. This was a moderate hike, with a steady but gradual initial climb and mostly undulating terrain after that. Trails were well-marked. The tree canopy is very dense here, so there's not much understory, which is great for wildlife viewing--we were able to spot and observe a young bear quietly foraging more than 50 yards away. Official trail map here: http://enchantedmountains.com/files/downloads/map/2014-asp-visitors-map-reduced.pdf

paddle sports
Sunday, May 24, 2015

LOVED IT. beautiful place and so much to do

hiking
Sunday, October 14, 2012

Great trail! Well marked and abundant wildlife. Trails are challenging on parts but mostly moderate hiking. Huge area for hiking, fishing, camping. Nothing you can't get into here. I think there's an $6 admission to get into park. but a bargain to say the least. Allegheny has the best cabins / camping on the PA / NY border. This is a 2 hour drive for me so I don't get up there as much as I would like. A must do for novice and seasoned hikers alike. Accommodating for families and pets as long as you follow the rules. Do the weekend thing if you want the real experience. The Gem of the North!

hiking
Monday, June 11, 2012

Did the 22k adventure run in May. The trails are pretty safe compared to letchworth. The last 2.5 miles of the race was a straight assend to the finish.

walking
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Nice trail, runs into other trails and could get confusing at parts. Park really needs to update trail maps. Ex. Bear Cave Trail map is Reversed. We ended up doing the whole trail, which was fine except we had a 4 month infant with us that did his first End to End!

cross country skiing
Saturday, May 08, 2010

I have hiked these trails in the summer and fall and skied them in the winter. They are very nice, well maintained and give a nice variety. There are a number of different trail loops to choose from. I would recommend these trails to you in any season. In winter you can also rent Xcountry skis or snowshoes near the trail head.

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