Sleeping Lion Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cooperstown, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 521 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

In Glimmerglass State Park. Park at sharp curve in road past beach area. Trailhead and trail well marked. Some steep sections but generally moderate. Watch out for roots! Nice 2.5 mile loop including short return to parking area via road past Hyde mansion.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail had a steep hill but most of it was flat or a down hill. I would classify this as more than a moderate but not hard.

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muddy
1 month ago

Perfect spring day for this easy-moderate hike. Fun and steep for approximately half of the loop , but nothing crazy. Some leftover winter muddy spots. BEAUTIFUL views of the lake because the trees are bare and you get great views right now. The trail is somewhat rooty , but doable. Towards the end of the loop a giant tree is down and you've got to choose to climb over it or crouch underneath it ( which felt easier of the two) . I'm sure as the season develops it will be moved. I didn't see any wildlife so I can't give this trail 5 stars, but I could not ask for a better hiking day in early spring with my boyfriend.

muddy
1 month ago

MUDDY AND TREE DOWN BLOCKING PATH, My kids and I just went on this hike April 4th , it looks like they're doing renovations to the trail not doing a great job of it. The main trail was so absolutely muddy...finally we come to the end and a tree fell across the path, a huge pine tree they didn't clear it, you have to either climb over it or go under it which is not easy for people to do. You can't even walk around it without possibly hurting someone in your party. just beware... this Trail is definitely hard right now...

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icy
muddy
4 months ago

Pretty walk...but very muddy and ice covered in sections

hiking
5 months ago

Nice winter hike. A little icy so wear shoes.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice wooded hike

hiking
8 months ago

pretty nice trail. onky a short. incline uphill bit then level off to a nice wooded pi e trail w many interesting trees- good find

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail! really enjoyed it. Lots of old trees. No views per say, but the trail itself is something to behold

recorded Glimmerglass

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice and quiet trail. No views of the lake, but much less frequented than other trails in Glimmerglass.

hiking
8 months ago

a good walk but not a lot to see

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bugs
muddy
9 months ago

Not bad. Good for exercise but not really scenery

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike through the woods. Quiet hike without much scenery but a nice loop, took us about an hour with a couple breaks.

hiking
10 months ago

trail is well marked, absolutely beautiful. Steep inclines, but very manageable.

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bugs
muddy
10 months ago

An awesome challenging hike.... some spots were muddy and buggy but overall a beautiful trail.

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bugs
10 months ago

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bugs
muddy
11 months ago

Shaded and beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Yes, it’s muddy at the top but you can manipulate the mud. My muddy dog got to swam in the lake after

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muddy
Mon May 27 2019

Excellent, shaded throughout. Some areas with mud. Good chance of birds watching

Tue Jan 22 2019

My wife an I took our Shepard on this trail, unlike some other review's I thought the trail was nice. Great veiws of the lake, I think we saw about 30 deer an trail was easy to follow. It got a little muddy in spots but that's expected in the Dec., definitely a trail I'm gonna hike again.

hiking
Sat Aug 25 2018

Decent trail but not much to see

hiking
Sun Aug 19 2018

well marked trail with a decent climb at the beginning.

Tue Jun 12 2018

Boring, not much to see

backpacking
Tue Aug 01 2017

Decent trail. starts off with a continuous gradual incline and then is easy the rest of the way. Not really any spectacular scenery. Animals are obviously very used to people being around.

Sat Jul 15 2017

A bit muddy after rain Last night but a beautiful, peaceful trail

Thu Jul 06 2017

Nice trail.

Sun Jul 02 2017

enjoyable and the animals are use to humans. even the deer :)

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