Hamilton County offers a variety of hiking opportunities to suit your
level of ability
Please scroll down the list to find your trail.
Blue Mountain Trail:
A large parking area for the Blue Mt. Trail and the Tirrell Pond Trail is located
on the east side of Route 30/28N one tenth of a mile north of the Adirondack Museum
in Blue Mt. Lake. The trail to the summit of Blue Mt. heads east from the trailhead
starting along a woods road on Finch, Pruyn Company Inc. lands. The trail climbs
1550 ft. in elevation with moderate to steep grades, ending at the fire tower.
Good views are possible from the flat topped summit. Located west of Blue
Mt. Lake, NY
Rock Lake Trail:
area on Route28/30 at a point 1.6 miles northwest of the Sawyer Mt. trailhead
provides the easiest access to Rock Lake. The trail heads northeast from the road
and intersects the Indian Lake Lake Durant Snowmobile Trail just before reaching
a wet brushy area. From this junction the snowmobile trail heads northwest to
Lake Durant. The hiking trail turns right crossing a snowmobile bridge over Johnny
Mack Brook and turning northeasterly to end at the lakeshore. The snowmobile trail
continues southeastly along Rock Lake to the Rock River Trail. Located northwest
unmarked path to this popular waterfall begins on the North Point Rd. Located
2.1 miles southeast of Rt. 30.
Rock River Trail:
The parking area for this trail is located .2 of a mile west of the Sawyer
Mt. trailhead. This trail passes near the east shore of Rock Lake and ends at
the Rock River. Located northwest of Rts. 28/30.
Cascade Pond Trail:
The trail turns sharp right leaving the road,
and crosses Rock Pond Outlet over a long boardwalk. Cascade Pond leanto is rached
in 2.8 miles. The trail continues southeast for .8 of a mile to intersect the
Northville-Lake Placid Trail north of Stephens Pond. Located south of the
hamlet of Blue Mt. Lake, NY.
Sawyer Mt. Trail:
This trail provides an easy climb to a mountain summit. Just beyond the wooded
summit is a rock ledge iwth a scenic overlook. Located south of Rt. 28.
Lake Lila Primitive Area:
This area offers a wide
range of hiking possibilities. The lake itself, is home to an enormous variety
of waterfowl, and other wildlife. Camping is permitted on four of the islands
in the lake, as well as a variety of other places. Canoeing, fishing and hunting
as well as a 500 foot climb to the top of Mt. Frederica, which affords beautiful
views of the lake. Located in Long Lake, NY
This approximately 5.5 mile hike, takes you part of the way
up Moose Mt., before descending to Sly Pond. The high acid content of this pond,
has made uninhabitable by fish. Located adjacent to Indian Lake, NY
Lower Sargent Pont/Tioga Point Trails:
from trailhead, to reach the pond. A trail continues westerly from the trail junction
and intersects the Lower Sargent Pond Trail, from the North Point Rd. the trail
proceeds south past the western shore of Grass Pond to intersect the trail to
Upper Sargents Pond. The Lower Pond Trail continues westerly, crossing the outlet
of Upper Sargent Pond. A short distance from this stream, a fish barrier dam can
be seen on the outlet of Lower Sargent Pond. Located north of Rt. 28, and
west of 30.
climb, Snowy Mountain is well worth the work. Incredible views of Indian Lake,
and the surrounding wilderness can be seen from the rocky ledges at the summit.
These cliffs can be dangerous. Located just south of Indian Lake, NY
Level terrain makes this a very enjoyable
walk, or bike, and takes you on a pennisula between the two ponds. Scenic cliffs
line one side of the penninsula. Located southeast of Old Forge, NY
Tirrell Pond Trail:
This trail heads north from the combined Blue
Mt./Tirrell Pond parking lot mostly on private roads, gradually turning east skirting
the north slope of Blue Mt. and intersecting the Northville-Lake Placid Trail
just north of Tirrell Pond. Located northeast of Blue Mountain, NY
| Northville-Lake Placid Trail: |
133 miles, the Northville-Lake Placid Trail crosses both Hamilton, and Essex counties.
You will need an average of 19 days to hike the entire trail, but any and all
parts are remarkable in their own right. Ponds, streams, lakes, mountains, and
picturesque villages will be your companions as you journey this almost 30 year
old trail thru the center of the Adirondack Park.Located: Trail begins in Northville,
and ends in the Village of Lake Placid. For more information on this exciting
trail, click here.
Sargent Pond Castle Rock Trails:
This trail passes generally north of
Chubb Pond and proceeds westerly to the shoreline of Upper Sargent Pond. A .5
mile yellow marked spur trail on the left begins 1.5 miles after leaving the road.
This ttrail leads to the summit of Castle Rock, which provides a scenic overlook
of the Blue Mt. Lake Area. Trailhead located: 1 + miles west of Rt. 30 at
the end of Maple Lodge Rd.
Owls Head Mt. Trail:
The hiking and snowmobile trails parallel and join each other with a
trail junction reached 1.2 miles from the road. The red marked hiking trail proceeds
westerly climbing steeply to a panoramic mountain summit. Total ascent from the
trailhead is 1060 ft. Located 1.6 miles from Rt. 30, near Endion Rd.
Wilson Pond Trail:
The trail begins near Eagle Lake, passes Grassy
Pond and crosses the outlet to Rock Pond before ending on the north shore of Wilson
Pond where a leanto is located. Located south of Rt. 28, near Eagle Lake.
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