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

Did this last year with my 4 year old son - definitely more moderate because of rock scrambling, although short - we needed more bug spray as the way down follows a stream!

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3 days ago

Last of the Saranac 6 complete! Saved it for last because we figured it would be easiest. After doing 3 others over the past day the hike was a little more than I expected. The trail on the right as you go up is pretty steep. Some nice views at the top - ran down the other trail on the way back down to see it was much more gradual.

Nice hike but a bit crowded on a Saturday! Views were nice in 2 directions.

Moderate is a better description of this hike. Fine views but pretty grown in. Already starting to get crowded by 9. 1 of 6!

hiking
9 days ago

This hike is definitely not easy. It is moderate for sure.

BUG SPRAY IS A MUST. OVER 30 BITES BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE

We took the right fork and the trail was steep. The view at the top was nice for short hike. There were cool wild life like frogs, quails and unfortunately mosquitoes.

Amazing view at the top. The steep side is just that...steep. Our family hiked this with our dogs. Beautiful sights...lots of wildlife. Saw lots of frogs, amazing rock formations and some deer. If not up for a challenge, take the left trail up.

hiking
15 days ago

My first mountain, think I’m hooked. Great hike, no bugs today, incredibly views towards saranac/flower lakes. Easy bike ride from town to trailhead, had a great hike.

hiking
22 days ago

I haven't found this trail interesting. Too crowdy. There are no good views. The trail is covered.

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23 days ago

Good hike, peaceful. Trail is very well beaten down and well marked. once you get to the first lookout to the right continue up to another outlook on the right. If you look hard enough above this 2nd lookout there are some deer path trails that lead you out to the other side of the summit with a small outlook. A lot of mosquitoes, so bring plenty of bug spray!

24 days ago

it is ranked as easy. however the term is used loosely. If you need help walking, don't do this trail. It can be steep, if your out of shape...it may take longer.
your HR will increase. The trail is marked and has lots of tourists. The trail can be done in about an 1 hr, which includes the ascent and descent. Bring water and enjoy the view.
This is my second time on the trail, it is enjoyable.

hiking
29 days ago

Great little hike, especially when you don’t have a lot of time to do some of the longer mountain trails. It gets right to the climb without a long intro/flat woods walk. Nice view at the top overlooking the town.

Amazing views

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail. I highly recommend this trail for all levels of hikers, especially those who want to get back into hiking. The trail has some steep, challenging parts to keep it interesting; and as always, the views are incredible.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike a week ago while visiting Saranac Lake. A nice hike to stretch the legs and get the heart rate up a little, but not strenuous. Afforded nice views of the town and lakes and a different perspective from the high peaks.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little hike. Can be done in under an hour total if you move at a good pace with a good 15 minutes up top. Views aren’t high peaks-calibur but for a small short hike in town they’re still well worth it. Can be done as a loop trail, though the “other trail” is a little tricky to find when up top but not too difficult to navigate. Some steep parts to get the heart and legs pumping. Great for kids and to get yourself in hiking shape. Very enjoyable.

Fun hike. Harder than expected but we prefer a challenge. Beautiful views.

very easy hike. wonderfully amazing views at the summit though. good for all ages

Hiked June 14, 2018. Spent a drizzly day walking this trail from Fish Creek State Park. We started near site C5 bathroom and went on the blue trail to Floodwood Road past all the ponds first. Then walked down the road to return on the red trail. Red trail is less scenic but we did find some moose tracks near a newly built bridge. Definitely recommend the blue trail first do you can enjoy the ponds and multiple canoe carries before you are tired. Previous writer correct in terms of some bushwhack and bridge out on blue trail. Red trail had all bridges in tact with little need to go off trail. Also, the All Trails App takes a detour on the blue trail that we did not find that cuts out going on the shores of Horseshoe Pond. The actual blue trail markings take you along the shores of Horseshoe Pond. If you follow the blue trail markers it will bring you to the right place. It took us 4.5 hours to follow the actual Trail and adventure onto most if the canoe carries as well as search for moose. It could take a bit less time without sight seeing. It is 7.7 miles to 8.7 miles (longer to scout the canoe carries) from the Fish Creek Trailhead. Worth reading about in Discover the Northern Adirondacks Trail Guide. Take a map so you can name the ponds. Enjoy.

Awesome hike!

2 months ago

wasn't as kid friendly as I expected

hiking
2 months ago

Short and sweet but somewhat taxing steepness at times. Best view is not really at the summit but moreso at the top of the red trail

on Baker Mountain

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views at the top. Mud and some steep uphill sections made this a bit of a difficult moderate although it’s a short trail. SO many bugs already though (Memorial weekend)- bring bug spray and patience! As some other reviewers recommended, we went up on the left and down on the right side of the loop. I wish we had just gone out and back on the right side. It was far more enjoyable and scenic!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! We did this with our dog and really enjoyed the hike. Great views at the top!

It’s a beautiful hike!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is finally dry but bugs have come out. Definitely should have brought the spray with me. Please- people with dogs, remember to remove dog poop from the trail and either keep them on leash or hold them when people pass. Twice on my hike, wet dogs that were off leash had jumped up on me. This is a popular hike full of people and tourists (especially now that the weather is breaking), adjust accordingly.

hiking
3 months ago

GREAT easy hike! Nice view at the top, all of the previously mentioned ice has melted.

Is it legal to camp along the Bloomington Bog trail and is it OK to leave your car overnight at the trailhead?

Thanks,
Chris

4 months ago

icy the whole way up but worth it for the views.

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