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

walking
19 days ago

Nice network of trails that winds along the Hudson River and takes users out to Big Bay, with a bridge across a tributary. Nice place to take the kids and walk dogs.

walking
19 days ago

Nice little park, well-maintained but also heavily used.
Pond is stocked with trout. Plenty of benches and a nice walkway through a wetland,

Took my 2 and 4 year old on this trail and they both loved it. There are spots where you can access the river where they were able to stop and play.

Loop around the waterfall was little confusing, but otherwise it was good hike.

on Pilot Knob Ridge

1 month ago

Easy to moderate with a few steep inclines. enjoyed the hike and met nice hikers at the Gazebo on top. Views are good, but not great.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick but steep trail. Up and down in just over an hour. The view from the gazebo is very pretty, but the honeysuckle has taken over up there.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was really good for kids 4 and 7. We went up a new trail in the middle as the southernmost orange trail is closed. The hike past the gazebo was easy and worth it even though the falls was just a trickle. The trail was only buggy around the falls. We came down from the gazebo on the northern orange trail which was definitely more rocky than the new central one we had taken up.

Fun for a trail run, nice views, beautiful trails and not difficult to do. It wasn't very busy but it's a nice way to get out!

walking
1 month ago

Really nice trail, perfect for an after dinner walk.

The most picturesque parts of this trail are in Fort Edward at the Five Combines Park and east as the feeder Canal meets the Champlain Canal. This area is good for bird watching, walking and biking.

Only went to the gazebo. Up and down using the same track. perfect place for the sunset. Quite steep at some points, but good for a beginner.

Fun, shaded, perfect for beginner.

This trail started off beautiful and serene but suddenly took a turn for the dumps when it led us through a busy industrial area. It smelled like burnt hair, popcorn and poop. We got lost in the town the wandered around until we found the trail again, which to our disappointment was only more industrial noise and smells. Do yourself a favor and turn around after viewing coopers cave.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice hike
Steep at times but not technical or horribly difficult (unless you swallow a black fly or two as I did)
We stayed for sunset and walked out in the dark
I would do it again.
I think it's a great family friendly hike for all ages and skill levels.

This was a nice day hike with our 4 year-old. We started at 11am and finished around 2pm. We took plenty of time for snacks at the Gazebo and used see bubbles. We went on the blue trail to the top of the waterfall and back to the Gazebo. It was a gorgeous day and a decent view. I would rate this as somewhere between easy and moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail for a quick and child friendly hike. The views were gorgeous and this trail was well maintained and so clean. Nice sample (mud, rocks, gorgeous trees and black flies) of the ADK park and nice character to the trails.

hiking
2 months ago

i didnt think it was an easy hike as others said, i definitely found it to be challenging and i consider myself to be in shape. they expanded the parking lot but there were quite a few cars there, we got there around 11 & had parking. definitely bring BUG SPRAY, they are annoying around the waterfall area. the gazebo area is pretty & has a nice breeze, great spot to hang out for a bit with awesome views. we saw a decent amount of people, not over crowded at all. it was hard at times to see where the trail goes...i didnt think they were that well marked. we didnt see the wildflower field that someone mentioned in a previous review...we hiked 4 miles in about 2.5 hours. very hilly as is any mountain. we saw a few garter snakes and lots of chipmunks. great day for a hike, perfect temperature.

you can't camp but still a grate place

2 months ago

Was a good way to get back into hiking after the long winter. Lots of people there but that’s to be expected, very easy with well marked trails

hiking
2 months ago

Was a nice hike. Would go back up in warmer weather when the waterfall isn't frozen.

hiking
3 months ago

Official name: Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob a.k.a Pilot Knob Gazebo. My rating - slightly above easy. Trails are easy to follow, well marked. Great for beginners and kids, dog friendly. Trailhead easy to find, new-bigger and improved-parking. Gazebo can be hiked as a loop: in about 5 min hike in, you’ll come up to a JCT (well marked), go straight for more direct, steeper incline hike; or take right for more leveled (in comparison) trail with switch backs. Both trails marked orange. Good lake view, as well as of Cleverdale and Assembly Point. Past the Gazebo is blue trail to the seasonal waterfall. Semi-leveled trail in the woods, will bring you to small waterfall kids will adore. Return to the Gazebo same way. Round trip hike: 2 hrs in shape hiker, 3.5 hrs out of shape hiker. Round trip: 3 miles

Beautiful hike. Snow covered but great with yaktraks.

some sections were packed down but we just had quite a bit of snow a few days ago so it was a bit powdery...should have brought snowshoes! dog loved it. couldn't find bridge and ended up doing out&back instead of a loop. will revisit in the spring!!!!

walking
5 months ago

very pretty year round and well maintained

hiking
6 months ago

My home hike. The addition of the new parking lot last year was a god send. Love taking the dog up after work. The views are spectacular. But over crowded during the summer but I go later and take a headlamp.

trail running
7 months ago

Sweet view of Lake George. in 15 minutes you will hike straight up (pretty strenuous) to a gazebo overlooking the lake. Then you can take a trail to the waterfalls which is great for trail running. We went mid summer and there was no waterfall to be seen but was still a nice path through the woods. If you want a short hike with a good workout, just go to the gazebo and back.

Went the extra mile to see the waterfall, beautiful partially frozen

Such a nice, peaceful, and quiet hike in the woods that gives you serene views to finish! A must-do for those looking to get out but don't want a busy setting. This would be ideal to snowshoe in the winter as well! :-)

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