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

GIANT Mountain: on a beautiful sunny winter day with no wind, few people, 30 degrees..steep climb right away..no time to warm up!!.this is my favorite MOUNTAIN so far..great views at every turn..make sure you keep turning around to look..best part sliding down at least 1/3, if not more..was a glorious day.

hiking
rocky
snow
20 hours ago

Windy and rocky. Not enough snow to be fun yet and the wind made the top layer crunchy so it’s hard to walk in but you break right through.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

awesome winter hike!

hiking
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Majestic, fantastic views!

tons of trails for all levels of ability

cross country skiing
2 days ago

Beautiful! Challenging for a beginner but definitely doable. Tons of options out here as there are a lot of little offshoot trails. Download the park map too as the cell service is not good.

Simply Newyork.

This was a great hike, I only went up to ore overlook because of time, but the view was great. I had the trail all to myself as all of the other hikers went on other trails. The only other foot prints in the snow were deer it was amazing.

Great hike. About 1 inch of snow. Wore microspikes entire trail. Some sections had hard ice.

I did the entire traverse loop. Blackhead, Blackdome, Thomas Cole and Camels Hump.

Decided to go down to the road rather than go back up the trail. About 5 miles from Camels Hump trail head to Big Hollow parking lot. 10 miles in total.

Some sections were steep but nothing like the whites...

Gread day, just cloudy. Not a soul on the trail today.

Hiked on 1/18/19. Some very slick icy spots so I’d be extra careful. Lots and lots of blowdown. It was very easy to lose the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice moderate hike with a fresh inch of snow on the ground. Lots of icy sections but micro spikes solved that. The Curtis Ormsbee trail up was much more interesting than the Wittenberg trail down. Low clouds and snow showers hid the views. Will definitely return on a clear day for the views.

We hiked today with micro-spikes and met a couple others with snowshoes. It’s a pretty easy hike with not much elevation gain. The views along the crest are great. It was a day with blue sky, cool (15 degrees), beautiful white snow and lots of animal tracks. If you are the first person on the trail after a snow you’ll want to wear snowshoes.

So far this is my favorite fire tower hike!

I recommend this nature center completely! I grew up in Elmira, New York and I went to this trail numerous times every summer for 15 years. There are ponds, open fields, trails based on difficulty and even a children’s learning trail. In the beginning of the trail, they offer natural walking sticks and it is a beautiful walk on each difficulty trail. I highly suggest the red trail! The hardest of them all, but it is so rewarding once you finish your walk! Especially when you see the breath taking view at the end of the trail! :) enjoy!

Rough trail because of snow and ice but well worth the extra effort.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice hike 1" or s o soft snow with a base..we did it all in microspikes

Excelent trails. Love the bog

Great trails, well marked and well maintained. Would be muddy in spring when snow melts or after a rainfall.

Really beautiful trail. Gentle terrain. A lot of twists and turns. As long as you keep the app open it’s pretty easy to follow the correct path. Would highly recommend.

Amazing hike. Trail was very packed down and easy to follow. It gets really steep after you cross Phelps brook. The approach to the summit above tree line was very technical and needed concentration and skill. Very steep and icy at some points. Once you reach the summit the views are amazing but the wind makes it so you cant stay very long. Overall the hike was long but gradual and well worth the views.

A nice nature walk. Not marked easy to keep walking in loops.

snowshoeing
7 days ago

A really fun and fairly easy winter hike. A great trail to snowshoe. Trail is easy to follow and the view at the top is amazing for the amount of effort put in.

The hike was nice and easygoing as we just needed microspikes for this hike. There was a little ice in places but very doable. You could see the snowmobilers riding across the lake.

Fun winter day hike. Took the Mary Glen trail to Ashley Falls, then past Badman Cave, Newman Ledge and Artists Rock. Built a fire in a firepit at campground. There were some icy spots. Don't worry about the road being closed. Plenty of places to park by entrance to campground even when it is closed. And trail was about a 5 minute walk from there. You can check out some video here to get an idea: https://youtu.be/r8ipiygb7_Y

Went out and back on 1/10/19, didn’t do the loop. Snowshoed to pack down the trail after a lot of snowfall. We saw several people out in just spikes and they did fine

Climbed this on 1/9/19. Lots of fresh snow. Snowshoes would help for sure. We broke out a good deal of the trail especially higher up. Still a very nice hike

You get lost a lot

skiing
snow
8 days ago

A peaceful trek on skis through a winter decorated wonderland. Trails are maintained with excellent care allowing one to enjoy the beauty of the area.

Nice walk. I did the short look as the ice made the area by the waterfall impassable. Still a nice hike with water features. Some steep spots but nothing crazy.

Great day out. 5° at trailhead but layers proved essential. Little to no wind. Trailhead parking only had one available spot when we arrived a little after 9am. Wore microspikes for first 1/2 to 2/3 of route. Changed to snowshoes shortly after getting off the Brothers ridge. Some tricky and steep spots getting up to the Brothers. Traction of some sort is definitely needed in my opinion. Final route up to summit is STEEP. Make sure your snowshoes are made for steep hiking - mine weren’t and I kept sliding with every step. We had the summit to ourselves for a short time. Some spots required downclimbing facing in on the way down. Switched back to microspikes before descending the Brothers. Took 6:51hrs round trip at a medium pace with plenty of stops for photos, rests, snacks, etc. Trail is packed is most places. Little to no ice on trail.

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