Three Lakes Loop via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Three Lakes Loop via Appalachian Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Putnam Valley, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

rocky

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11 months ago

Nice long walk through nature and pretty lake view. The trail did not lead to any spectacular vistas, and even the hardest parts were not very challenging. I did find a tick on me so use bug spray! Overall, not bad; a good trail for beginners.

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11 months ago

Easy to find from the parking lot GPS and clearly marked with blue blazes. We only made it halfway because the rain started coming down in buckets.

It may have become more moderate in the second half, but it was very easy except for a couple of small uphill stretches and one small scramble towards the start. Overall it felt fairly remote and far from suburbia, however, there were a couple of dirt roads running through. The topography changed throughout the hike - lake, dams, etc - which was nice and the trees were pretty. I wonder what the second half of the hike would have been like -- from the map it looked a little confusing as to which loop to take. Would go back and explore this trail and Fahnestock in general more.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good trail. Use the many trails that intersect with it to make a nice "loop"