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I completed this hike in July. I recommend starting early, at sunrise or even 30 minutes before to beat all the traffic. Lots of people make this hike during the summer and trail can become very crowded. The hike is a nice balance of flat terrain, forest, open hiking above the tree line, climbing, and even some rock scrambling. It’s hard on the feet and ankles as there are lots of rocks to maneuver on the trail. This is most difficult ~5500 elevation hike I’ve done, but the payoff at the peak was worth it. You get 360 panoramic views of the high peaks region..

very rough. expect a lot of ups and downs. moderate is putting it lightly. great trail though.

This is a beautiful little State Park, but the trails are not well marked or well maintained. The trail head is at the end of the upper parking lot but there are no maps or trail photos. It is supposed to be a loop, but the trail just ends. The Falls are easily accessible from the upper parking lot. The Park doesn't seem to be attended by a ranger and there is no comment box.

worth a trek up if you're in the area. the views from the top are great and the steep trail gives a nice taste of adirondack hiking without the endurance requirements of an adk high peak.

Inaccessible due to complete overgrowth. Take a machete and bug spray!

short moderate trail. kids, dogs and tree roots. drought has stolen most of the the water from the falls. flame was lit, and was cool to hear kids get excited once they spotted it. makes for a nice hike and set of woods. went off trail into the woods so the dog could case some chipmunks. nice steady flow of people all day. parking lot is an excellent size. useful for lazy summertime naps in the vehicle.

21 hours ago

It didn’t take me anywhere near auburn

Relaxing walk/run around Mirror Lake. Lots of tourists and busy place but very nice.

Escape from the city within the city

on Tanbark Loop

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1 day ago

Great view of Phoenicia in a short time but if it is a foggy day, you will be unable to see anything. The trail also gets really muddy and large puddles form after the rain.

Great walk! Went from Turning Point up to the Port of Rochester for ice cream with the dogs.

Short and easy. The trail splits off to the left from the main logging rd. Small tree with piece of red plastic is the trail marker. Nice views of Lake Champlain, Willsboro Bay, and VT.

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great for kids

My favorite Long Island trail I’ve hiked so far. I’ve been there 3 times and always a pleasure. I have never had any problem with too many bugs and never had a tick on me at this location. Lots of Long Island spots have tick and mosquito problems. Nice loop trail around the lake, it’s good for anyone including children. They have rowboats and campsites for rent, but I have never done either of those. Really beautiful spot and it quiet. Horses on trails as well. Kind of a secret spot on Long Island. Trail is mostly flat, no overwhelming hills. I’ll always return to this spot.

A nice trail shaded but there red trail needs to be updated so pay attention. The blue lines are good. And you can get good milage out of this area. Nice for biking too.

This trail should not be considered as hard. I would say moderate. A friend of mine did about 80% of it with a stroller!

Most of the elevation gain happens at the beginning, and it is steep, but once you get to the top of this stretch it is much more gradual. At the end, the view is pretty nice, with a large opening looking outward to Williamstown/North Adams. You can see many windmills on adjacent hills. Otherwise, it isn't that rewarding.

Nice easy stroll past the Stewart Memorial Shelter to a view at Mt. Egbert of Fishkill and the Hudson Highlands in the distance. It would be a great hike to do with kids, because it's short, not strenuous, and has one nice payoff. A bit muddy in places after some rain but in other areas you are walking across the top of ledge. After the view, the trail heads steeply downhill so I went no further.

Nice and clean!

My partner and I did the loop as an overnight. The first day, we started out from the Clay Meadows parking lot around 1:30pm and headed up to fifth mountain via the red trail. The trail was fairly steep, but not too bad. We got to the junction with the blue trail with plenty of time to spare, so we dropped our packs and continued along the red trail in hopes of a dip in the lake. About two thirds of the way down, we decided we were content to stop for a snack at a nice view point and then head back up. Anyone filtering their water should note that the stream at the junction of the blue and red trails is the last reliable water source until after the trail fully descends from the mountains and reaches the lake maybe 7ish miles in. The fifth mountain lean-to was basic, but quite clean and we'll maintained with a composting toilet nearby. The views near it were spectacular, with an excellent vantage point for the sunset. The next day, we continued along the trail, coming across two rattlesnakes, cool, shady forest, and plenty more stunning vistas. Definitely recommend going out to Montcalm Point for a swim--though we didn't want to hang around outside of the water, due to biting black flies like you'd get at the beach. All in all, an excellent hike!

Great hike-as others have stated, the main portion of the hike is steep-825 feet of elevation gain in .9 miles. But worth every step, the top would be great to sling a hammock between a couple of trees and spend the night. Lightly forested, with some open meadow spots along with some exposed rock face. The views on both the east(Vermont) and west (lake George) points are great.

2 days ago

Attempted this hike this week-the entrance to the trail is inside Rogers Rock campground. You will need to pay a $3 or $10 fee to park, either way you will need to walk in the campground about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile to reach the trailhead that is actually located in back of one of the campsites (210). There is an obvious, but unmarked path that leads through a lightly forested/meadow area. You will then come to a rock wall that is virtually unmarked, there are a few ribbons or remnants of ribbons and there are several places that look like they could be the trail, but none that are clearly marked, the climb up is not awful (I am a semi experienced hiker) but it became obvious that I may not have been on the actual trail and there was no way to really tell. As I was unsure, I made the call to turn back. I checked in with the really nice park ranger and asked about the unmarked trail and was told that because the trail does not actually belong to the park, they do not/cannot mark it and he also told me that a family had been lost the weekend before and require search and rescue to locate them. So if you are unsure or have not done this hike/trail before, this may not be the hike for you.

Beautiful nature center...I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you have kids. Preserve was BEAUTIFUL. Saw 6 deer, variety of birds, chipmunks & a turtle on our hike. Only downside was the BUGS. We were eaten alive even with bug spray on. Granted, it was an all natural spray... didn't contain DEET. But the mosquitos weren't affected at all. Took away from our enjoyment.

Nice, easy trail to walk. Mostly flat terrain. Very quiet, peaceful & smells like Christmas! Not very clearly marked, so there was some confusion at times, but overall enjoyable. Not all who use this trail clean up after their dog so be careful where you step!

Nice hills. Clear trails . Amazing its in ny.

2 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. my niece, 6 year old dog, and I hiked this in about an hour and a half. The hike was alittle strenuous on your calves going up, but once you got to the hotel it was worth it, from there the watchtower and overlook cliff is only .30 :).

Perfect for interval energy exertion...the topology rises and falls like a HIIT workout.

Great view from the fire tower. Quick and easy hike but enjoyable.

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