Explore the most popular fishing trails in New York with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We did this trail on Saturday 8/18/18. It is being used at the detour for the Chimney Bluffs trail. You can access a small section of the Bluffs Trail from here. It is a very easy trail, great for families with kids.

One of my favorite trails! Hiked about 100 miles of it in 2017, and thru hiked all 138.6 miles this year 2018. Trail has been revised, so this app version needs to be updated (trail begins at the arch in Northville).

hiking
1 day ago

Fun hike especially on a hot day. My daughters loved to swim in each of the three waterfall pools. I agree with those who say it is a good beginner hike to the first waterfall. Gets a bit rocky after that

Nice hills. Clear trails . Amazing its in ny.

This hike was amazing. It was only 1.8 or 2.0 miles and it only took an hour or a little bit more to hike. The views were amazing! Would totally recommend it!

hiking
3 days ago

Nice short hike. A little buggy but with bug spray it was no problem. Steeper at times than you would think for a “Easy”. But worth it- pretty views of the mountains, Saranac Lake and the town.

Great hike! Definitely does not seem long as stated. It has amazing views of the lake.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike through the Gorge! A moderately difficult hike mainly due to slippery rocks, stairs, and tourists stopping to take pictures. The view of the rocks and waterfalls along the path were wonderful. I will definitely be back!

Trail is a mowed path that only goes about half mile to a platform overlooking a marsh. not much of anything to see or enjoy. Kayak or paddle board would get you down the stream and get a better experience. Sadly disappointing.

Trail is open again, nice walk!

This red line is not accurate. Either start at Shelving Rock trailhead or Sleeping Beauty trail head. Either way you will be walking Shelving Rock Rd to get back to your car which ever way you came from. The map here takes you around the summit of Sleeping Beauty but it is cooler to make it to the top there and there is a trail that goes down to Bumps Pond. From there its easy trail passing the other ponds Fishbrook, Millman and Lapland. This map doesn't show but when you go right towards Lapland you can keep going towards the trail head for black mountain. That way you can start the trip back going up Black Mt with a sweet view of Lake George to the north. The way down to is narrow windy and steep and then the trail down to Black Mt pt is soft but is a decent decline. You get to walk past a bunch of campsites on the lake. I turned to early and it was getting dark. It was pretty windy and I was beat after about 16/17 miles.

Stayed two nights at the Sharp Bridge Campground and had to stop on the way out to check out this little hike. Trail is lightly used so some parts are a bit overgrown and noise from the northway can be heard. However I did enjoy my short morning hike through here...culvert was fun!!

Very well maintained! I’ll go back for sure couldn’t finish the hike yesterday due to an upcoming thunderstorm.

DON'T TAKE THE INDIAN TRAIL... We started hiking gorge and from Jacob's ladder we headed back on Indian trail, the gorge trail as the name suggests is awesome but gets crowded but worth it. The Indian trail has maybe 1-2 viewing points and it doesn't have anything that makes us feel that we are at a glen... So just make sure you get back in the gorge itselff

I have really enjoyed the hike... Upper and middle falls are really close and its not much of a hike, the walk to lower falls is nice the canyon gets deeper and lot of pine trees around its really nice... After the hike dont forget to drive in park road and stop at all the scenic lookout points you will love itt.... Opps I forgot to mention that the middle falls has a rainbow... :), I would love to go back in fall..!!

Great overall hike for some perfect views! Take this recommended Loop and you wont be disappointed. No part of this trail is too hard that a family cant do. We got to the top in 45min, & continued on to bushwack to Erebus (that takes some planning). Feel free to send me a message for best recommended route. Enjoy!

Very pretty trails. Very well marked

Great trail for kids. Well groomed and marked. Falls were beautiful.

this trail is one of my favorites. it offers a great mix of water, woods, and sun, and it just difficult enough to make it a great hike. I would not, however, recommend it for a beginner.

ATV track/old dirt road the lake. nothing amazing, but it's great to see local trails like this maintained and used.

Basic, but well maintained trails. The trails are an easy hike, and are built to ATV width. This is a great place for a quick run/outing with the family.

Did this last year with my 4 year old son - definitely more moderate because of rock scrambling, although short - we needed more bug spray as the way down follows a stream!

This is by far one of the best state parks I've been to. A true gem in the state of New York. Plenty of trails and scenic views that take your breath away. If you are looking for a fun getaway this is the place to be.

Nice little trail took my six year old daughter and two dogs love. It

hiking
7 days ago

This was a beautiful hike - I would strongly recommend this trail. Disclaimer - there is no view at the peak, but there are some decent ones near the top. The trail itself as it starts off through the woods and goes near a creek is very relaxing.

hiking
7 days ago

Last of the Saranac 6 complete! Saved it for last because we figured it would be easiest. After doing 3 others over the past day the hike was a little more than I expected. The trail on the right as you go up is pretty steep. Some nice views at the top - ran down the other trail on the way back down to see it was much more gradual.

hiking
8 days ago

I don’t think the trail marker issue was that bad, a few times we were confused but for the most part we knew where to go! The uphills were killer over all it was a really pretty hike and the views at the top were awesome .

hiking
8 days ago

Steep and rocky but short. Hiked this with my 10 and 11 year olds. Took about 20 minutes to reach the pond. Very beautiful. Nice place to swim. There were some rocks to jump off of. Didn't stay long because we were trying to beat the rain. Hoping to do it again before we leave Lake Placid.

Not a fan. Most of this is trail is on pavement around a lake that has algae warnings. Mosquitos were terrible even with deet.

The fire tower is a great reward at the end of the trail, but at some places there are slippery and/or loose rocks that make the way back down challenging. No plateaus or view points anywhere except at the top. Only a few very steep moments. With many water breaks and a 15 minute rest at the fire tower we clocked in at around 5 hours out and back. Best part was that it is mostly shaded the whole time which made the length bearable. Watch your footing as we did see a baby copperhead on the trail (surely mom was close by).

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