Sawyer Mountain Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Sawyer Mountain Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blue Mountain Lake, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Trailhead located on Rte 28/30 between Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks. Summit is wooded but there are 2 lookouts on the way up and another 100 yards beyond the summit. Nice views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike. Nice views at top. Good one for kids

backpacking
1 month ago

Quite muddy due to recent rains but definitely a great choice with spectacular views to West. Terrain is on the more difficult side of "moderate" with roots and large sections of exposed rock. I recommend hiking this in the evening to get photos as the sun sets over the mountains.

the view was ok. it was definitely muddy, alot of black flies and mosquitos that wouldn't allow me to sit in peace for the view. left shortly after I arrived at the spot. bring bug spray.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike. The view at the top is from a rocky little overlook, with about 75 degrees of sight lines. As of June 12, the trail was still very muddy in several places.

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hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

It's late autumn and there was snow, so it was definitely rather cold and very windy. The trail itself is good for beginners (like us!), there were a few challenges that added a bit more fun to it but nothing too difficult. The summit is not that impressive, it's nice, but nothing incredible. The trail is very well marked and easy to spot. Overall, a decent hike and made for a nice outing.

10 months ago

beautiful view from the top of the mountain.

11 months ago

good hike with the kids!

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

If you have never hiked a mountain before this would be a great place to start. It is roughly a 3 mile round trip. The trail is wide open and fairly easy. The view from the top is limited but what you can see is very nice. I gave this 5 stars because that is what my wife said to rate it. She enjoyed this hike because it wasn't a lot of work and there were many great photos to take.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Nice easy hike for the wife and kids. The view of ok. Nothing special. I'm sure it'd be ten times better in late fall or winter, after all the leaves are off the trees that block the view.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Gonna hit this up tomorrow as well as others. Can't wait.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Very quiet and underrated trail....way up is mysterious but the view was worth it! Not too hard although in Autumn it can be challenging to see the trail markers!

hiking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

Good hike with some nice views just before and just past the top. Good for kids and dogs. Fairly short.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015