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

We used hybrid bikes and I would suggest they are best. Some sections and curbs would be rough on road bikes. There are many road/street crossings to deal with, but on a Sunday afternoon we had few that required a full stop. Neat trail that you should try out!

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyable hike that should be a 5-star hike. Poor trail condition keeps it lower. Even though it's still early in the season, the ridiculous number of blowdowns (8-10) and clear lack of maintenance on the second half of the trail is unfortunate. The first half or so is really great! Trail is wide and in relatively good shape. Second half the trail narrows considerably, which really wouldn't be that bad if the trail was in good shape. The lake itself was gorgeous and a great escape from the outside world. Also, we thought we were doing Chase Lake until we got back! An enjoyable happy accident.

Hiked this over the summer. The lake is quite a peaceful and serene spot, worth the length! Wasn't a difficult hike at all but certainly felt longer than it is logged as here. We enjoyed it was did our pups who enjoyed the swim when we got there.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Nice snowshoe loop today. We walked in on the red trail to the junction and then took the yellow trail to the designated tent site. A short .3 miles jaunt across the lake brought us to the lean-to. Unfortunately previous users had littered the lean-to with hemlock boughs and started a small fire on the floor of the lean-to. We cleaned it up and there was no major damage.

11 months ago

There is no marked trail to Pigeon. Prior to the decline to County Line lake, we headed Dead South to the summit. Used GPS device and a compass to get us there! There is a tree w an orange tape marking the high point! Happy BushWhacking!! There is no cell service so don't rely on your phones map to get you there .

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Let me start by saying the lake itself is beautiful. And unlike most lean-to shelters in the lower Adirondacks, the one on this trail was within eyesight and throwing distance from the lake. This would definitely make a nice camping location. The trail itself however is fairly average and doesn't offer any interesting sights. Also the first half mile of this hike is filled with bugs. To the point where I couldn't breath without getting them in my nose or mouth. And I used so much bug spray that I think I could've bathed in it and it wouldn't have helped. Overall a decent walk through the woods

backpacking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

trail is shared with county line lake trail but was unable to find a trail to the summit continued on with county line trail which was well marked throughout

backpacking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

good trail not too strenuous lots of stream crossings and littered with blow downs

backpacking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Under normal conditions I'm sure this trail would be very a very easy, and enjoyable hike from the trailhead to lean-to, or tent site. But VERY wet this time of year. Trail alternated from being snow covered, to swampy, to just completely flooded. Very few dry spots. Probably close to a dozen water crossings, most fairly easy. One of the last crossings before reaching the lean-to site was a knee deep fast running stream which had no natural or man made crossing spots, with the exception of a large fallen log positioned about 6 feet directly over a little waterfall that can be scooted across, but is kind of dicey. Safest way across this one is boots off and feet wet. Lake itself was still covered with ice. Lean-to area was clean and well kept with ample sources of firewood in the immediate area.

snowshoeing
Monday, February 20, 2017

just did this snowshoeing. nice trail for that for sure. we walked this trail way further in the fall and were not sure of the way to the top of pigeon mountain

snowshoeing
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Snowshoed about 1/2 of this trail on New Year's Day. Steep in the beginning, then leveled off. Loved the beautiful scenery, streams. Can't believe we had this trail all to ourselves! Will be back to do complete trail. Note - Pinnacle Road start point is just up the road from Lapland Lake XC ski resort, not really close to Gloversville.

Friday, October 28, 2016

I can't see how this was rated as difficult but it was long and a lot of fun

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

My cousin Bailey and I loved this trail. It's a pretty easy one, but the lake is beautiful. I'm sure we'll be bringing more of our family here!

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Leaches in water. Not good for swimming.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

I can't wait to bring my other hiker friends here! The lake was beautiful. The trail was well marked except for the spot that opened into a large clearing, but other than that it was easy to navigate.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

This was a fun trail! My hiking partner and I both agreed that it didn't really seem like a steep incline until we met another hiker coming down and he told us it was all incline from that point up. He was right! Well worth it though :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Never got to hike it do to no parking areas left. So ended up going to speculater instead. Was very disappointed,parking is very limited.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice trail and some nice scenery on the way.
If hiking pigeon mountain as the app portrays you will have to bushwhack to the summit, but if only doing the county line lake trail you should be ok just stick to the blue markers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

loved the view and the hike there wasn't too bad. Nice and peaceful escape. Not to mention there is camping areas by the lake.

birding
Sunday, June 05, 2016

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Well marked trail and very secluded. Pretty steep as you pass between Pigeon and Panther but then it levels off as you descend to the lake. The rocky outcropping on the southern shore made a great spot for lunch!

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

It seemed like the trail never ended and the markers didn't tell you how far you walked! Other than that the hike was beautiful and the area is so peaceful!

hiking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fantastic. One of my favorites. We went to the lean to site and it was clean, quiet, and peaceful.

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Expect to get your boots wet

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

One of the nicest hikes I've ever been on. After you go up a short, somewhat steep part at the beginning, the trail turns into a wide, flat, graded former logging road. There is a nice stream and eventually the trail runs into a wetland area. The dry, flat trail runs along the water. I saw a family of beaver and a heron. This trail is worth visiting, even if you aren't going to complete the whole thing. The shorter distance and ease of the other trail at this trailhead may tempt you, but even half of this one is better than the whole Chase Lake trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

I found this trail to be pretty nondescript with a disappointing end view. The County Line Lake trail from the same trailhead is one of the best hikes I've ever been on with a stunning, dynamic forest/wetland. I expected this trail to be just as nice, but it was basically just a walk in the woods. The trail is easy and flat. I would not recommend the tent site for camping or fishing. I think this may be a 5 star winter trail, however.

hiking
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quiet and relatively easy hike with a very beautiful conclusion. I've completed this hike twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times.

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 06, 2013

One of my favorite snow shoeing treks in Fulton County. Been there multiple times. Easily accessible. Don't let the initial 1/4 Mi. intimidate you. Starts pretty steep. From Parking Area walk to the left of the Chase Lake DEC sign and look at about "10 o'clock" . The old logging road goes off towards the left. Once you are on the trail and manage the first steep area, the grade is fairly continuous but gentle. There are only 2 areas in the first 2 miles that require some thought as to how to traverse. One is an area where the old road has been undermined. The other is where fording a stream my require traveling up stream to find a suitable place to cross. Scenery is beautiful as you travel along a brisk stream and move through pine and hard wood stands. Old road ends at about 2 Mi. At this point, you can choose between traveling along the side of the fairly large swamp on the left, or stay along the high ground and follow the parts of the old logging roads that still exist in certain areas. I would recommend staying along the swamp as that trek is relatively level. trying to follow parts of the old roads lead to changes in elevation and the view isn't as good. Eventually segments of roads and swamp end in the same general area. To get the County Line Lakes, you must bush whack almost due south. Compass and good map are a must. Or, you can choose to follow the stream that comes in to the swamp from the west. The stream follows a ravine. Trek up ravine is difficult, in areas.
Area gets very little use. Rarely meet Cross Country Skiers and/or Snow Shoers. No snow machines any where near, so woods are wonderfully silent! occasional game sightings.

hiking
2 months ago

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