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

on Chimney Mountain Trail

12 days ago

Fantastic hike! Roots, rocks, earth underfoot. Not difficult other than steadily steep with a few level parts. Take your time, it is a short hike and well worth the effort. Incredible views. Rock formations atop are incredible! This spot is a false summit as there is a trail heading out to the real summit which has a 360 view. We opted out this time. Wish we did not but there’s always tomorrow!

Thought be more rock scrabble .. decent trail condition nice view

Awesome,it’s a must go to. Definitely recommend this hike

Swam in the water pool next to the waterfall, it was a great cool down!

Hiked up on 6/1/18 and camped until 6/3/18. Lots of caterpillars at the top but it was a nice hike with beautiful views!

on OK Slip Falls Trail

hiking
18 days ago

This was a great hike to the falls. It was a good workout with uphills and downhills but nothing too steep.

hiking
22 days ago

This 70+ year old had a pleasant hike into the lake. Except for the usual tree roots and small rocks trail was easy to follow. Only went up and down around 200 feet so no problems there. Lake is small but very pleasing to see.

an amazing place to be. I wish I could live here there's just something magical about this place

This was a great hike. It was steeper than I would have expected a kid friendly hike to be, but the payoff was worth it. The caves and rock formations are awesome, but you won’t be able to take full advantage if you bring a dog, unless you have someone to take turns holding the leash with you. The view is great at both Chimney Rock and the actual summit, but it is truly spectacular if you are brave enough to climb on top of the rock formation next to the chimney. The caves and Chimney Rock had a lot of traffic, but we were the only ones who traveled on to the summit. It is only about a 1/4 mi flat hike farther and was worth it. My kids had fun finding toads in the woods on the way up and down. Probably about 20 in all which was good for distracting them briefly from the steepness of the trail. My kids are 6 & 8 and do a moderate amount of hiking and this was rough for them, both up and down.

There is a $2 cash parking fee at the lot. Luckily I had it on me.

Spur of the moment hike but it was good! Super steep in parts but if you take your time it’s easy. Lots of rocks and tree roots to use as steps and to give you traction. For being in what I felt like was the middle of nowhere, the trail was quite busy. No bugs. Took 50 minutes up, 40 minutes down. The top is neat with caves and rock formations. I’d do it again.

It was a very long hike that let to the valley top on the opposite side of the falls. I was hoping more to be up close to the falls.

this was and awesome hike a bit longer then what I'm use to but pretty easy hike we stopped once on the way in. I will suggest anyone trying to get to the bottom of the falls to bring a rope that would have been very helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful waterfall at end. Never too steep.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with my youngest. After the rain the falls was flowing nicely and the Hudson River was being enjoyed by numerous rafters. 4hr and 20mon with some time spent at the river.

love to return

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy hike that was great for my dog with shorter legs! After seeing the falls from the overlook it is worth it to take the trail to the right (on the way back out) to the bridge and follow the stream to the top of the falls. If you want something a little more strenuous take the trail further down to the Hudson River. Steep hike back up but the river is peaceful and great for a dip on a hot day!

Very steep and Rocky ascent. An exhausting trip to the top. Nice rock outcroppings when you get to the top but don’t stop there. Go another 15 minutes for full 360° view

Made it to overlook to Snowy Mt. Trail markers few and far between. Lot of horses crap on the trail that we took. Easy to mod hike. Enjoyable.

hiking
2 months ago

a very long 3 miles. there's alot of walking on rocks and many tree roots. very hilly terrain. allow 3 hours each way. The falls were ok. nothing spectacular

Beautiful and easy. Great swimming possibilities. No bugs today.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views. Our family has done this several times. The top portion can be a bit steep, and younger kids will just need to take it slower. We have done this in summer and done it in winter with snowshoes.

Great hike! Be sure and follow the trail markers, there are a fair amount of unmarked side trails. Red markers will get you to the top of the chimney formations, near the top is a “Y”; left leads to the chimney rocks and right (following yellow markers now) will lead to the true peak. The hike is a bit strenuous as it does get quite steep near the top but it’s nothing a slower pace can’t fix if you’re not as used to hiking yet. Quite a good hike, not incredibly time consuming but allows for many different explorations near the top and a great view from multiple vantage points.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous. A good workout and the falls are an amazing reward.

on OK Slip Falls Trail

2 months ago

Went during black fly season, luckily they were just annoying and not biting. took the trail to the right and ended up with a great view of the falls. long hike in but view was well worth it. terrain wasn't bad at all.

This is my favorite mountain I've ever explored. We were up there for hours and didn't explore half of what we wanted to! I will be back for sure. Next time with some caving equipment and a few more people.

Les pistes offrent peu d'espace pour marcher, nos batons sont souvent dans les feuilles. Plusieurs tron d'arbres sont on milieu de la piste et empeche le passage ...ils sont haut et gros. La cabane est vraiment la seul attraction a cet place, belle vue de cette endroit mais tous le reste est desagrable a acceder! Nous avons l'impression que personne y est passer depuis des années... je ne conseil pas !

Disappointed. Thought we would be able to get a lot closer to the falls than across the gorge.

5 and 7 year old and grownups had a great time. Heard bats near the caves.

It was a good hike, but the last 1/2 mile to Indian Lake was down a steep hill, so be prepared for the hike back up. Beautiful to see, though.

Always will be my favorite mountain

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