Clinton County offers a variety of hiking opportunities to suit your level of ability
Please scroll down the list to find your trail.
A spectacular experience for anyone.
Descending into the gorge, you will be walking parallel to the boat
tour down the river. The towering walls, and racing water are well
worth the admissions fee.Located: just outside of
Lyon Mountain: |
This difficult climb is well worth the work,
when you reach the summit. Spectacular views of Canada, the
Adirondacks, and the Green Mountains of Vermont.Located: Located
just west of Chazy Lake.
A bird lovers paradise, accessible by foot,
or canoe, this marsh offers some of the best bird watching
around..Located: Off of Rt. 9, just N. of Ausable Chasm.
Point Au Roche State Park: |
This easy walk, affords you
breathtaking views of Lake Champlain. This is an eight mile trail
network.Located: Just north of Plattsburgh.
This trail starts relatively easy, but as you
reach the final approach to the summit, rock climbing skills are
definitely needed. From this point on, you climb over windswept rocks
to the summit. The views are spectacular, but this can be a difficult
climb , and not for the casual hiker, or someone in a hurry.Located:
above Taylor Pond, in Southwestern Clinton County..
Silver Lake Mountain: |
DEC marked trail starts on Silver
Lake Rd. This is an easy climb, that can be completed in 1 to 1 1/2
hours round trip, even at a relaxed pace. The views from the top are
of Mud Pond, Taylor Pond, and Catamount. Located: near Ausable
Forks, in southwestern Clinton County
Flat Rock Gulf:
An easy walk, with an incredible view at
the end, a 100 ft. drop down to a glacial pond.Located: Just north
Valcour Island: |
Historic Island, with ca.1874 lighthouse.
Many beautiful views. Located: Just south of Plattsburgh
This leisurely walk, takes you past
abandoned farm fields, and past some civil war era charcoal
kilns.Located: Just north of Dannemora.
remember if you bring it in, make sure you bring it out!!!
Always leave an area the way it was before you got there - Lets keep
the Adirondacks Clean!!
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