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Best trails in Potsdam

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Looking for a great trail near Potsdam, New York? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Higley Flow State Park or Coles Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Grass River Wild Forest or Wolf Lake State Forest. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Potsdam ranging from 1.6 to 7 miles and from 410 to 905 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Potsdam
Top trails (7)
#1 - Stone Valley Trail
Potsdam, New York
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#2 - Red Sandstone Trail
Potsdam, New York
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
#3 - Munter Trail
Potsdam, New York
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
#4 - Clarkson University South Side Loop
Potsdam, New York
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
#5 - High Falls Creek via Allens Falls Trail
Potsdam, New York
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
This is a short, easy to follow hike to a scenic 35-foot waterfall and downstream swimming hole on High Falls Creek (West Branch St. Regis River). It can be steep and rocky, so it may not be appropriate for small children. From the mowed area, follow a well-worn path across a small stream and through an area of blown down trees. On the left, there is a side trail that follows a dry creek bed leading to a view of the upper falls. Continue straight to reach a different view of the waterfall and another steeper path to the full view of the waterfall and a swimming hole. Please take care on the slippery rocks near the falls. Swimming here is permitted, but dangerous at certain water levels. Please consider the current and depth before taking the plunge. Park in the large gravel parking pull-off near the bridge over High Falls Creek. The GPS coordinates are 44.653333, -74.851200. Across the road from the parking area is a mowed area and the start of an informal trail through the shrubs.Show more
#6 - Kingsley Road
Whiskey Flats State Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#7 - Clarkson University Yellow/Red Trail Route
Potsdam, New York
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 43 m
Parking at the Adirondack Lodge, then there is a short walk to the trailhead. At the exit, there is a football field with a road that leads to the parking at the Adirondack Lodge. Show more