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hiking
1 month ago

Very icy! Wore nanospikes the whole time.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing

Looks like a great trail for a weekend hike but there is quarry next to it. walked 15 minutes but the construction noise was too loud

hiking
5 months ago

This was a fairly rugged uphill slog (for this 62 year old) for about 2 miles to a summit with great views. There's a parking lot on Mountain Road. About 200 yards south is the well-marked trail head. The trail is an old carriage road to the summit. It's rocky and rugged but families with young kids made it successfully to the top. At the "T", go left. Soon after the "T", you'll see a trail to the left with a "Don't disturb the peregrines during nesting season" sign. This trail also goes to the summit, passing some interesting outcrops at the top but it's very steep and rugged. (I came down that way and my thighs are still throbbing.)

The summit views are the highlight here. Beautiful views looking west at the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks. There's a concrete slab foundation of an old house or hotel at the summit that kind of takes away from the vibe a bit but, again, you're there for the view. Plan to spend some time at the summit.

hiking
5 months ago

Fairly easy hike to the best panoramic view of the Champlain Valley and Adirondack High Peaks. The trailhead has been reworked with signage to make it easier to find. The trail is used year around for hiking. Crampons suggested for winter.

on Snake Mountain

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Pretty view from the top! Easy walk up and definitely dog friendly. A little crowded with families.

hiking
6 months ago

Gorgeous day today and the view from the summit was unbeatable. But I have to agree with some of the others that this is not a well marked trail. The trailhead itself is easy to find but there are no blazes and very little signage. The route to summit is straightforward but the eastern portion of the loop is challenging to follow. It is also clearly less traveled than the primary trail to the summit.

Easy well defined trail. No water features. Great view at top.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great view at the top