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This is a loop trail, beginning at a parking
lot adjacent to campsite 27 in the Cranberry Lake campground and ending
in loop IV. Several vistas overlook the lake from the mountain; a
lean-to is located .6 mile from the parking lot.Located east of
Cranberry Lake Campground, NY.
Indian Creek Nature Center:
This trail offers incredible
views of the different kinds of birds that inhabit the area while
hiking this 4 mile trail. There is also an observation tower and bird
blind, for those more interested in bird watching. Located in
Rensselaer Falls, NY.
|Buck Pond Primitive Corridor:
road bed is used by the owners of Buck Pond to reach their property.
>From Buck Pond it follows old logging roads until it meets the roadbed
of the logging railroad constructed by the Post and Henderson Copany
around 1905. Just north of Little Otter Pond, the trail forks with the
northern road continuein on to Youngs Rd. south of the hamlet of Star
Lake. There is usually beaver activity present during this
hike.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness area.
This incredible waterfall is
the highpoint of the Grass River which is known for it's waterfalls. A
trail leads down the side of the falls, and then you are able to cross
the river via a foot bridge. The views are incredible.Located just
north of Degrasse, NY.
This trail connects Bear
Mountain Trail with Burntbridge Pond Snowmobile Trail. It was
constructed in 1987 to provide campers at the Cranberry Lake Campground
with more access to this parcel. It also provides hikers with access
to Bear Mountain from Route 3. The crew that built this trail refers
to it as "the boardwalk" because two 250' bridges cross portions of
Bear Mountain Swamp..Located between Rt. 3, and the Oswegatchie
This trail, although paralleling
the Wanakena Snowmobile Trail, follows a more scenic route adjacent to
the Oswegatchie river. Canoeists sometimes use this trail as a carry
between Inlet and Wanakena.Located just west of Cranberry
Evidence of the blowdown of 1995
is all around you as you make your way up to the summit of Cat
Mountain. The views from the top are beautiful.Located south of
Cranberry Lake, NY.
|Olmstead Pond Loop:
This loop begins on the
Sixmile Creek Trail approximately .5 mile from West Flow. It passes
Spectacle and Simmons ponds and joins the former Olmstead Pond Trail at
the Olmstead Pond lean-to and continues to rejoin the Sixmile Creek
Trail.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.
|Cowhorn Junction Trail:
This trail connects
the High Falls loop with Cowhorn Junction. It provides access to the
Cat Mountain Trail and passes Cat Mountain and Bassout
Ponds..Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.
This trail follows a
restricted access road from the South Branch of the Grass River to
Chair Rock Flow. It shortens the distance to Dog Pond to 3.4
miles..Located east of Cranberry Lake.
|Dog Pond Loop Trail:
Construction of this
trail began in 1988. It leaves the Burntbridge Pond Snowmobile trail
at Brandy Brook Flow, passes four developed campsites on the flow and
heads south, crossing the Hedgehog Pond Trail to Curtis Pond, where it
goes easterly to Irish and Dog ponds. At Proulx's Clearing, near Dog
Pond the trail turns north to meet the Burntbridge Pond Snowmobile
Trail west of Burntbridge Pond.Located between Rt. 3 and the
|Sand Lake Trail:
This trail begins at the
southwestern corner of the High Falls loop and crosses the only bridge
over the Oswegatchie River within this wilderness. Beaver flooding is
very common along the beginning of the trail. The trail runs
southwesterly past Five Ponds and Wolf Pond, ending at Sand Lake.
Lean-tos are located at Big Shallow Little Shallow, Wolf Pond and Sand
Lake.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness area.
|High Falls Loop:
This trail begins at the
parking lot on the South Shore Rd. in the Hamlet of Wanakena at the
start of the Dead Creek Flow Trail. After leaving the former roadbed,
the trail follows old logging roads to meet with a short trail that
provides access for boaters from Janack's Landing. On the return trip
a hiker may continue along an abandoned logging railroad that ran
between High Falls and Wanakena. This trail will likely contain some
beaver flooding.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.
This trail takes you to a bluff
offering beautiful scenery Huckleberry Lake. This trail takes you
through a series of lakes and there are many lean-to to make camp
should one want to stay the weekend.Located just outside of
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