Silver Lake Mountain Trail

EASY 42 reviews
#50 of 175 trails in

Silver Lake Mountain Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Au Sable Forks, New York. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

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

kid friendly

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29 days ago

loved the hike, first 15 minutes were steep, but it was quick and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice hike. Great scenery starts about 2/3 of the way up, plenty of awesome views from there to the top.

Most of this hike is easy, but once you get about 2/3 of the way up there are some rather steep sections mixed with loose pine needles, tree roots, and off-camber rock that most people would not consider easy.

Also, the bottom 2/3 is a well worn trail, easy to follow, and currently marked with blue flags, which are not necessary at all. Unfortunately the person with the blue flags ran out when they were most needed.

You're going to find quite a few confusing areas in the top 1/3rd where several trails branch off and in some areas there's almost no trail apparent. Seriously, if I had known I would have grabbed a few of the blue flags from the bottom and marked the trail closer to the top once I had finally found it after some scouting. So I would highly advise recording your route with this app so you can double check your position near the top, and maybe the next person up can grab a few flags and move them higher on the hill where they're needed.

We went the day after a soaking rain but the hill was remarkably dry. No water problems at all. Really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful forest, a good mix of terrain, and awesome views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very beautiful hike with multiple lookout points along the way. It took me about 2 hours, in and out, without much time spent sitting, admiring the views. My only criticism of this trail is that it isn't marked. So, you are following the warn foot trail from other hikers. There were a couple times I veered off the main trail, looking down, following other trail offshoots. I would definitely do this hike again and pay better attention.

2 months ago

2 months ago

very beautilful view during hiking and magnificent at the top

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiked this 1.8 RT out/back trail the day before Thanksgiving-- ~ 6" of snowfall and some gorgeous wintry hiking up a very moderate climb. The summit is easily reached in 0.9 miles in about 30 minutes and offers a summits view of open rock ledges overlooking Silver Lake, Taylor Pond, Catamount and Whiteface Mountain's northern slopes. The trail is pretty easy to moderate with some rocky sections and view points at 0.3, 0.5, and .07 miles. Overall RT 2.04 miles in 1:30 hours at a very slow pace of 45 min/mile-- Only had to wear microspikes on the rockier ledges but otherwise with deeper snow would make for a great afternoon snowshoe hike. I recommend this for kids and animals-- not very far and pretty easy hike with great views. .

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous in the fall

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views - starts with a nice walk through a bog.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking and you don't even have to go to the full summit!!

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8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great view of the lakes, different view from each peak. Took about 68 pics.

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9 months ago

10 months ago