Scenic Hikes

Adirondack Pond, Lake & Woods Hikes

Find the right path in the Adirondacks

Woods, ponds and lake hiking 

Some of the best hiking in the Adirondacks can be found along our scenic paths. Hamilton County, the heart of the Adirondacks, has trails that lead their way around pristine ponds, crystal lakes, and abundant wilderness to be explored. Many of these hikes and trails are family friendly, perfect for kids as they traditionally provide a wider path with less steep areas and need for scrambling. Browse our Adirondack hike and path listings below to discover opportunities for a beautiful new adventure!

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is part of the 80,000 acre Moose River Plains Complex, a collection of public lands crossed by ...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
A developing mountain biking trail network that branches out from Old Forge can be found here!  Getting there From Route 28, turn ...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
First, there is a level walk on a marked trail to Good Luck Lake. A small backtrack to an unmarked trail leads up a short steep...
New York State Route 10
Arietta
‎12139
  
John Pond is a worthy destination in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. This relatively flat trail through an Adirondack wilderness area...
Indian Lake
12842
  
The Nature Trail at the Hamilton County Building Complex in Lake Pleasant is a well maintained trail system.  Getting there From...
Lake Pleasant
12108
  
Just a quick hike to Auger Falls along the Sacandaga River is sure to please any member of the family! Just be cautious on the...
Route 8/30
Speculator
12164
  
Cascade and Stephens ponds are two beautiful gems in the Blue Ridge Wilderness. In any season, you'll find peaceful forests and...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
This interesting loop around Sagamore Lake starts and ends at the Great Camp Sagamore. Many of the trails around the Great Camp are...
Raquette Lake
13436
  
This is a very popular hike located near Piseco, NY, with easy terrain. The trail to this popular destination is well worn and...
Piseco
12139
  
This is a very short trail to a very small backcountry pond with a grassy shoreline. This shoreline is quite attractive and the...
Inlet
13360
  
This interesting hike in the Raquette Lake region offers outstanding views out over three wonderful Adirondack ponds. This is an...
Raquette Lake
13436
  
The trail to Sis and Bubb lakes is very pleasant and suitable for families. Stunning views await those who take this short walk....
Inlet
13360
  
This is a unique loop trail that utilizes foot trails, multi-use trails, and a forest road. While the footing may be slippery and...
Inlet
13360
  
This hike is along an old forest road, now closed to vehicular traffic. The old road weaves in and out and crosses Robbs Creek...
Wells
12190
  
This trail is only accessible by boat. In that sense, it's a unique adventure! Up for some "surf and turf" exploring? Check this...
Raquette Lake
13436
  
This pond isn't frequently visited, offering those who do hike here a chance to find solitude. Chances are your only company will...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  

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