Silver Lake Mountain Trail

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Silver Lake Mountain Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Au Sable Forks, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

birding
1 day ago

Decided to re-hike SLM before winter kicks in. The weather at the Mountain was better than it was a few miles away in Plattsburgh. Real nice and easy solo hike. On clear days such as this, the view at the high point is always great! I decided to bushwhack most of the way back down and check out the limited view to the North which was a lot of fun. Also, SLM has a geocache!

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Great bang for the buck. One mile hike in on what seemed like one mile up. One of the best views you'll find for so little work.

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3 months ago

Nice climb other than a few sections where there's roots and super rocky , and one section that looks worse than what it is just before you start getting to the summit . Over all a great hike and amazing views of the Makenzie wilderness and almost all the high peaks

3 months ago

Beautiful mountain, but would almost rate it as moderate. I hike often (2x per week) with my disabled client and typically have no issues with "easy" rated trials. He struggled bad on this one, where some spots are both steep and bare rock which is tricky. But otherwise, amazing hike. Would do it again!

Easy mountain. Summited with my 7 year old daughter in 45 minutes. Fun trail with nice views!

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4 months ago

Great trail but I'd rate this as moderate skill level. The incline is almost constant the entire way and trail is filled with rocks and roots.
Not something to cut your teeth on.

Amazing view and definitely worth the trek.

5 months ago

We had a great time on this hike. There were a few spots on the way up to take in some nice views. It rained on us a couple times, which made the hike back down a little slippery. Nothing too major, and will do this again with my daughter.

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