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We did this hike because we had to cancel on our scheduled hike. This was a decent hike that gave you views overlooking Warrensburg.

Such a nice hike

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2 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite places to hike. So much fun and the views were incredible. Check out my full write up with pictures and directions.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cranemountain

Loved the last review and wanted to see for ourselves ... we were not disappointed!!! Absolutely incredible views all along this trail. The scramble is fun!! This shot to the top of our favorites list. A "must do" of you love big rocks! At least this time of year, get there early to avoid the crowd - we were the second car in the parking lot at 8am ... when we left cars were parked quite a ways down the road.

Great adventurous hike. Would keep small kiddos home and definite no dogs. Would also make sure not to do in rainy, wet season. Several spots with amazing views! Would do this one again for sure.

Wow! Couldn't wait to leave a review on this trail! Best views I've gotten yet in the Lake George area (way better than Prospect Mtn. that's for sure. Also liked it better than Thomas Mt., the Pinnacle, Sleeping Beauty and Potash Mtns.). Ok, so there's no way to get around the rock scrambles if you park at the main trailhead. At the TH you can take the yellow trail to the left at the sign in (longer hike to summit, takes you to pond first before summiting) or you can take the red trail to the right at the sign in (takes you straight to summit ascending almost immediately as you leave the TH). Rock scrambles and rock scrambles! So awesome! Leave your trekking poles in the car; they'll do you little good and will just get in the way. You're going to need to use your hands for support in climbing the rocks, for leverage and that's it. You'll never be on your knees or do any cliff like climbing at all. It's rated as hard because it ascends quite a bit on both the yellow and red trails and because you have to use your hands to grab onto tree branches/rocks for support in your climb. This is by NO STRETCH a cliff climb so don't worry about that. Think Hadley Mountain but steeper, so you use your hands for support and to help push yourself up in a few spots. If you're in decent shape and don't mind rock scrambles, then you totally got this. Views are as good as they come and there must be 10 great spots for taking pics at the top. The pond is majestic and serene and some locals said there's a cave just past the pond, but I couldn't find it; dammit!!!! I'll try again next time for it. The descent on the yellow trail has tons of rock scrambles too, but nothing dangerous if you take your time and use your hands for support. I never once had to sit on my rear to slide down or anything. It's really not scary at all in my opinion. That said, the elderly, really small, inexperienced children, those with really bad balance, and doggies should prolly stay at home for this one. At the end of the pond, the red trail (which I took to the summit and down to the pond) splits into the yellow or blue trail (take the yellow to get back to the trailhead parking lot). You still have a ways to go once you join the yellow trail there at the split. No Portajohn at the parking lot and none along the way. Also, make sure you gas up your car in advance as I didn't see any gas stations from Warrensburg to the parking lot (about 30 min drive from WBurg).

Amazing hike! A super challenging, short hike with a spectacular view. Lots of steep climbing over boulders, plus 2 ladders. So much fun - we loved every minute of it. A must do near Lake George.

Started at prospect st parking lot and went up orange summit trail. Pretty steep in some sections but it only took about 22 minutes to get up. Then went over the top and followed the orange trail until the purple trail. If you keep following orange you end up on Hackensack st. Great quick hike for me and my dog. 55 minutes for the whole thing.

Great views from the top with various lookout points on the east side and at summit. Problem here is the trail branches off in multiple directions and more than once and at those branches, their is literally no direction as to where that branch is going to take you. I advise you use your GPS or download the AllTrails app and use that to help guide you to reaching the summit otherwise you could easily get lost and get going in circles. The pond was more like a swamp; total letdown. East side climb (trail on the left side of the Prospect St. trailhead parking lot) is STEEP! If you want a really easy climb, take the trail to the right (where the big rocks are) of the Prospect St. parking lot and walk around the backside of the mountain to the west side and then climb. Short but steep (totally doable) climb from there to top.
The trail that starts on the right of parking lot is super, super wide and has four wheeler tracks everywhere; not a typical ADK mountain trail...and it would be quite good for trail running.
Finally, throw some serious deet on for this hike; I skipped it, like a moron and so far have pulled 5, yes 5, ticks off of me, all around my head and neck. So yeah, there's that. I'll try and post a pic of one of the ticks so you know I'll telling the truth. I started pulling them off at the summit; first sign of them there.

favorite moderate mountain hike in NY

This is a beautiful hike, the lake is gorgeous.

This was our first hike and it definitely was a harder trail for us to choose for our first time. However, it was fun and the experience was amazing! The views are just breath taking. We also took our 3 (will be 4 in 2 weeks!) went with us and hiked the whole thing herself! We took the route to Long Ladder however she was afraid to take the Ladder so we hiked back down and went around Crane Pond and back up! Can't wait to do this one again!

great views and steep climb loved it

My wife and I started from Hackensack Rd and went over the summit. We took the trail down to the Prospect Rd access and that part of the trail was the best part. If we do it again, we will to it the opposite direction so we can experience the accent from the Prospect Rd entrance. It is much steeper and more challenging on that side.

Beautiful hike! Just make sure to stay on the trail as I accidentally got off and ended up having to navigate some crazy rock ledges. Over all, it's a great hike with so much to see and do as you make your way around the loop!

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4 months ago

Nice hike. Beautiful stream. Not to strenuous, but it wasn't really well marked. We got off of the trail but ended up on a road that took us to the river road which ended up being 5 miles. Very pretty.

Great trail! Not very busy. If you take the climbers trail marked with orange tape to the immediate right of the start of the Crane Mountain Loop it is a lot more difficult and challenging, rejoining the red route at it goes up to the summit. Some beautiful views from the top.

Found this hike challenging, with plenty of beautiful scenery. The pond is definitely worth spending time sitting enjoying the serenity. Note that the Blue Trail drops you in elevation to below the parking lot and you must hike 1.5 mile back up to your car.

This was an awesome hike! Challenging and fun, with lots of technical rock scrambling and even come ladders! Despite its relatively short ascent, this one definitely fits its hard rating. The ascent is quite steep, but offset by how remarkably enjoyable it is! The views at the top are well worth the effort to get there though! Highly recommend this one to any that enjoy more technical hikes and a good challenge!

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