Stissing Mountain Northeast Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Stissing Mountain Northeast Loop is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stissing, New York that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

blowdown

bridge out

over grown

Stissing Mountain Multiple Use Area comprises two small loops that overlap to form a figure eight. This is the north/east loop, accessible from the northern parking area accessible by dirt road. You can extend it by skipping the cutoff and adding in the south/west loop that passes the other parking lot. Parts of the trail don't see much traffic, so in places it can be hard to follow: keep a keen eye out for the variously red, yellow, and purple trail markers. There's a small stream crossing, and the bridge is out; conveniently, a tree has fallen across in just the right spot! The best part of this hike is what's just off of it: follow the creek downstream to a lake with beaver lodges and an incredible system of tiered beaver dams where it flows out to the south. You might even find that missing bridge...

hiking
5 days ago

1 month ago

Easy to get off the trail as the markers are confusing. Went in August, not much to see.

trail running
6 months ago

The trail itself is nice enough, but the real highlight is the lake and pine glades it skirts.