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Nice forest area with a beach overlooking the lake. Very pleasant, nice easy walk.

My husband and I hiked this one a few years ago in the spring when we stayed at the lodge and it was really nice . We would love to come back. It would have been more enjoyable if I wasn’t so worried after seeing bear and moose tracks for the majority of the walk. I am not from the area and was not used to seeing that at that point in my life so I was a little more anxious than I should have been about it. We did end up seeing a moose though (not on this particular trail but close to it)! I do remember it not being that difficult of a hike and we were fairly inexperienced at hiking at that point. I would highly recommend it.

Trail not very well marked.

Nice trail!

hiking
18 days ago

A great trail right in Chester. We were looking for something with a little elevation and a slight challenge and we found it right around the corner. It took us about an hour and a half, through a variety of terrain, including hemlock forest, rock outcroppings, etc. The ramble along the stream and its frozen falls made for an enjoyable winter hike, but don't forget your poles to help traverse the sometimes icy, often snow-packed terrain.

Nicely marked trails. Hiked on Christmas Day. It was cold with some some wet and icy spots but studs made it easy. We look forward to returning.

Marked well and different terrains.

Scenic yet some work involved. Trail in good order.

Challenging in the winter with ice on the steeps

Trail is still there! It’s marked with white dots. Was a bit hard to follow with white dots on white snow. Very quiet and I Got the sense I was the only one who’s been up there in a while. Nice to see the lean-to finished as last time I was up there it was still being built.

hiking
1 month ago

Made a longer loop hike starting out on the burns trail, which was a nice walk through the woods, to the cedar point trail which had beautiful views of the bay and access to the shore. Returned via the beach bypass trail to the Allen trail. Highly recommend this beautiful park, many different hikes and loops

cross country skiing
1 month ago

Skied from Chase Park to the covered bridge. River and birds beat out the traffic sounds on nearby Rte 108.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Near the beginning, trees are labeled with what kind they are, which is fun. The trail follows a river and a rock wall at different parts. I wasn't expecting much incline since it is described as a loop with no view, but it definitely dies have parts that you hike up. There were a few parts that were hard to find the trail with tree markers fading, but I also think it would have been easier if I went a different time of the year - when I went, the ground was covered with fallen leaves.

2 months ago

Great hike with dog

Nice walk in the fall

Really nice!!

hiking
2 months ago

I loved everything minute of this hike, but I would not rate it is easy. It is a continual uphill walk through the woods, over roots and rocks. I felt like I needed to be looking down the entire time to watch my footing. The trail was a very well marked at the bottom and the top, but the middle section less so and I know I got off the trail at some point. Nevertheless, I loved this trail. I walked up the trail, and took the road back down which was beautiful itself but in a different way.

hiking
3 months ago

Trails are wide and grassy in some points. Not hard, would rate easy-moderate. Gradual elevation. Keep dogs on leash as bear have been sighted on occasion, as well as other wildlife.

Got to be in pretty good shape !!! Not a beginners trail!!! Great hike !!!

Beautiful views

The best feature of this trail is the enormous "Creature Rock" though the view is nice as well. Ledge road boasts many mini water cascades worth exploring too. Also, if looking to do a longer hike, download the Athens Dome Hiking Area map (search the Pinnacle Windmill Hill Association website) to hike 6 miles total; for Creature Rock, Lake Summit, Bear hill Overlook, Soapstone Quarry area, and then back down to Ledges road and parking lot. On this loop (currently not listed on alltrails) you hike through a forested wetland with much evidence of Moose!

What a beautiful hike

This is mostly a city park trail with a well marked trail. You hear the traffic from Woodstock during most of the hike. If you are looking for a wilderness trail, do not bother coming here.

more easy than moderate trail. All dirt roads that are smooth. Beginning of trail near Billings Farm is a bit steeper but a nice hike without a lot of people and plenty of side loops to make your hike longer

Great easy hike that my wife and I enjoyed with a great view at the Pinnacle of many area peaks. Very well marked and maintained, will do it again sometime soon...

Loved this hike! Went up the Halfway House Trail to Long Trail then down Sunset Ridge. Long Trail was along the ridge so the views were incredible. The hike wasn't that hard. It was perfect fall hiking weather (~55 degrees) and it was pretty crowded at the top. The views from the top were incredible!!!

hiking
3 months ago

A beautiful view! One of the best I’ve seen so far but you definitely have to challenge yourself to make it to the top! Following the previous comment - I definitely questioned my life choices during this hike! Bring lots of water and wear some good gripping shoes for the slippery rocks! I did a lot of researching before doing this hike I will say all of these reviews have nailed it on the head!!!

3 months ago

Fun forest trail. Great with dogs!

hiking
3 months ago

An easy 1 mile each way hike that I could do with my toddler on my back. Beautiful views of the lake and Adirondacks. The only complaint is that it was extremely crowded, but we were expecting that since we went on a beautiful fall Sunday so no big deal.

Nice trails and lovely lookouts.

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