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Sleeping Lion Trail

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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.

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

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

hiking
15 days ago

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

hiking
17 days ago

a good walk but not a lot to see

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Not bad. Good for exercise but not really scenery

hiking
1 month 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
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

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

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

Shaded and beautiful!

hiking
3 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

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

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

7 months ago

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
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Decent trail but not much to see

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2018

well marked trail with a decent climb at the beginning.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Boring, not much to see

backpacking
Tuesday, August 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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Nice trail.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Good trail

Thursday, February 23, 2017

It was a beautiful hike. Had such a nice time. Super wet with snow on this gorgeous February day!

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nice easy hike that meanders through the forest. Saw a few deer.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

kind of a boring hike but pretty and we came across two deer

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Easy trail, plenty of wildlife.

Monday, April 25, 2016

We do this trail once a year while we're visiting Glimmerglass Lake. It is a well maintained and easy to follow trail with parking just off from the trailhead. If you continue down past the entrance to the trail there is a nice stone bench overlooking the lake and it's a good spot to catch a quick pre-hike snack. The trail starts off steep and runs through the woods, there isn't a lot of scenery but there is a small amount of wild life (squirrels, chipmunks, and birds) that you will encounter. As you crest the hill and start heading back down in elevation it starts to get a little muddy, but that's nothing to worry about most times of the year. The trail ends over past the "tin top" and the Hyde Hall visitor center nearby. You will need to walk down the "roadway" owned by Hyde Hall to get back to the parking lot at the trail head so now is a great time to stop and visit the Hall as well! If you time it good, you can finish up the hike right before a tour starts.

hiking
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A little muddy

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

Pretty hike through woods. Loads of birds and curious chipmunks. A little steep and muddy in places.

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