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

This route as depicted does not exist. You can make a loop by either bushwhacking along the “route” here or by following a different loop that takes you north after Cornel.

As far as this trail goes I wish I could give it 0. It doesn’t exist.

The trail road is blocked by a snow bank two miles before the trail is supposed to start. wait until spring or be prepared to snowshoe through deep snow. Didnt make the attempt at a summit because i wasnt prepared for the extra distance

Nice, peaceful hike. Very gentle. Combined with Graham for a 4 hour trip. Great hike, great trail.

I think everyone is reviewing different trails. The Map included here involves a multi-peak bushwhack that connects Cornel Mt. to the Peakamoose Trail. From Cornel there is no clear trail on the map or evident in person. I did not do that trail. I followed the loop most people are discussing that follows the red blazed trail that hits slide, Cornel, and Wittenberg, and comes back past the spur for Giant Ledge. Is there a moderator that can address what trail this is supposed to be?

hiking
10 months ago

I hiked around lake out to ridge overlook for 9.5 miles round trip, 1300 elevation gain. Easy hike and less rocky than many trails in area. Watch out for hunters in fall.

10 months ago

Fantastic hike especially this time of year

Sunday, July 30, 2017

the trail on the east side is really obscured by countless fake trails, none are hard but many go through campsites.

This entire area is amazing, but finding the route after Cornell mountain is pretty much impossible. It's a bushwack to connect with the next trail when you turn South. Area has lots of poison oak so I just avoided entirely.

Other than that, highly highly recommend this hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

loved it

like the mile wide lipstick trails,and globalmap zoom in for home viewing,wasteful.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Super easy trail, well marked and well maintained as of spring 17'. Very relaxing

Easy, short loop. Nice views on fire tower at summit.

camping
Monday, October 24, 2016

Fantastic DEC run campground

camping
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Great hike in the woods. Lots of ferns and moss and salamanders.

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hiked up to the vista, not much to look at but along the way there's some nice areas and scenery. Camped at the sites on Alder lake, very weekend all around

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Nice long hike over 9 miles . Starts by a creek and goes up quickly . Then it's about a 4 mile walk through forests and edges until you reach a split point, where you my continue to wittenberg and cornell from there or go left by Terrace Mountain and explore a bushwhacked trail

hiking
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Another great hike and fire tower. The volunteers at the rangers cabin on the summit were very helpful and informative.

hiking
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hiked up to hodge pond from beech mtn rd. was pretty easy, the pond was beautiful, hiked around the pond then decided to go back via the snowmobile trail that leads to mongaup pond campground, walked through the grounds and back up to beech mtn rd parking area. Definitely a nice day!

Don't know if this is the same hike as the 1 off of mill brook rd, but nice hike with a fire tower at the top.

fishing
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nice walk. Pretty Lake. Last time I was there the mansion was still standing. Good fishing for trout & bullhead. Clean & maintained.

fishing
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A lot of trails & game trails off site. Easy walk. Pretty flat. Swampy in spots. Good fishing for kids with boat rentals available. Good stream fishing nearby. Some good, wooded & secluded campsites along pond. Great family campground without the suburban & urban surroundings. Ameneties.

on Alder Lake

hiking
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Wife and I took advantage of nice weather to do a complete circuit around the lake starting from the right side. The bridge was washed out, but was able to navigate across thanks to some large cobbles and boards in the vicinity. After rounding the half way point, the rest of the hike was easier than the first part. Any interested in checking this out, would recommend you bring a hiking stick as certain parts of path may be muddy or unstable.

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mostly a wide Rugged Rocky Trail. Icy Stream. I came within inches of riding over a 5-6' pregnant Timber Rattler.

camping
Friday, September 10, 2010

This is a great family campground, with canoe rentals and a beach on the lake. Major downside was that our site (44, Loop B) was next to a leachfield and quite stinky. Nearby sites were not bad. Did not detract from our overall positive impression.

hiking
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easy hike for kids 6 and up. Nice well kept trail with bridges over the water areas.

hiking
10 months ago

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