Hiking

Take a hike!

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In Inlet we don't take offense to that statement — in fact, we crave the opportunity to get out there and fill our lungs with fresh mountain air. We love to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, and to reach those scenic views that make us feel like we are on top of the world. We invite you to take a hike, because after all, a trip to the Adirondacks really isn't complete unless you spend some time on the trails.

Hike Green

A hiker's paradise!

Inlet truly is a hiker's paradise. The West Central Adirondacks boasts many miles of varied trails, ranging from short and easy strolls to all-day climbs. We have bog hikes on floating boardwalks and short strolls among centuries-old white pines. An avid hiker could find enough trails and hikes within a few miles of downtown Inlet to fill up months of exploration.

It is best to plan hikes based on your ability, and to let others know where you're going and when you expect to return. Bring a day pack and carry extra water, food, and layers of clothing, as the weather can change quickly in the mountains, even on a warm summer day. Hike Rocky

Take the Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Hike, bike, or paddle 12 of the 17 locations on or after October 3, 2015, then bring the brochure to the Inlet Information Office at 160 Route 28, Inlet. Everyone who completes the challenge will be listed on www.InletOutdoorChallenge.com and can get a special patch for $5.

Download the brochure: Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Download Inlet Area Hiking Guides and Maps

Limekiln Lake

(866) 464-6538
Moose River Plains Road
Inlet
NY
13360
This trail does not have a trail sign at the beginning off the Moose River Pains...

Fern Park

(866) 464-6538
Loomis Road
Inlet
NY
13360
Fern Park is a free, four-season, town of Inlet recreation park located on Loomis...

Eagle Nest and Bug Lakes

Inlet
NY
13360
From the trailhead you will continue hiking along an old woods road and cross a...

Lower and Upper Browns Tract Ponds to Shallow Lake

Raquette Lake
NY
13436
This interesting hike in the Raquette Lake Region offers outstanding views out...

Eighth Lake State Campground

(315) 354-4120
Route 28
Inlet
NY
13360
This is a New York state DEC campground where there is access to both Seventh and...

Bear Pond

(800) 648-5239
Inlet
NY
13360
With many good parking spots around the Red River bridge, this trail along the...

Brown's Tract Flow

(866) 464-6538
Inlet
NY
13360
Parking is at a small gravel pull off parking area along Route 28 about 2.4 miles...

Brown's Tract Ponds

(866) 464-6538
Inlet
NY
13360
Enter through the Brown Tract Pond campground. Since there is direct access to...

Black Bear Trail to Bug Lake and Morgan's Miles

(866) 464-6538
Eighth Lake Campground
Inlet
NY
13360
Explore this turn-of-the-century transportation route by foot or by mountain bike...

Carry Lake and Fly Pond

(866) 464-6538
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
NY
13360
These two ponds are located on a foot trail that's off the right side of Rondaxe...

Little Lost Pond

(866) 464-6538
Otter Brook Road
Inlet
NY
13360
This is a 7.6-mile hike along the Otter Brook Basin on an old Jeep road. The...

Red River

Inlet
NY
13360
Access to Red River is located 5 miles into the Moose River Plains Wild Forest,...

Safford Pond

North Rondaxe Road
Inlet
NY
13360
This trail starts on North Rondaxe Road as a beginner trail, then turns to...

Seventh Lake Trail

Seventh Lake Road
Inlet
NY
13360
This trail is a nice, tight single track on fairly level terrain that goes past a...

Old Railroad/Dillon Road

Uncas Road
Inlet
NY
13360
The old railroad track starts across the road from the Browns Tract beach access...

Quiver Pond

South Shore Road
Inlet
NY
13360