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A dirondack Hiking Trails of Schroon Lake

Adirondack Country Homes Realty offers hiking trail info as part of their sponsored concierge web site (  Hiking is one way to experience the true Adirondack region.  We invite you to take in a day hike while visiting.  Please do remember to sign in the log sheet, and wear appropriate hiking clothing.




Schroon Lake




Crane Pond Trail (6.2 miles, moderate)

Trails starts at the end of Crane Pond Road.  An interesting walk through old growth forest to the pond and scenic picnic area.  Some DEC campsites at the pond.


Pharaoh Lake Trail - New Trail

Trail head on Pharaoh Road which heads northward from Beaver Pond Road, is 1.0 miles south of the old trail head at Mill Brook.  The Pharaoh Lake outlet is 3.4 miles from the trail head.  The trail to the lake, which is an old road, is marked and maintained as a horse trail.  Another horse trail begins near the village of Adirondack and leads north, then east for 7.4 miles before intersecting the Pharaoh Lake Trail just south of the Pharaoh Lake outlet.  The trail along the east shore of Pharaoh Lake begins at the outlet and is marked with yellow trail markers.  The trail offers many fine views of the lake and Pharaoh Mountain.  It intersects the Long Swing Trail at the north end of the lake, 2.3 miles from the outlet dam.  The west shore trail, marked is yellow and red, passes three lean-tos within the first mile.  The summit of Pharaoh Mountain is reached 3.2 miles from the outlet dam.


Pharaoh Mountain Trail

This trail is marked with red markers and ascends to 1,550'.  The summit of the mountain is 2,557' above sea level.  Access is gained by turning east from Route 9 onto Alder Meadow Road, about 1.5 miles north of Schroon Lake.  Go about 2.9 miles to a fork, take your left on Crane Pond Road.  Park at the end of Crane Pond Road.   Crane Pond is 1.9 miles from the trailhead.  At .8 miles, the trail to Goose Pond departs southward.  Continuing beyond this intersection the trail forks at 2.6miles whit the blue trail leading to Glidden Marsh, Oxshoe Pond and a lean-to; the red trail continues to Pharaoh Mountain.  Hikers enjoy extensive panoramic views of the lake-dotted countryside and High Peaks to the north.  From the summit, the red trail continues south an east approximately 1.5 miles to Pharaoh Lake.


Peaked Hill (1.2 miles, canoe and 4.4 miles hike, moderate trail)

Start with a short paddle on Paradox Lake to the marked trail that leads forest to a remote pond and then up a steep ascent to a rocking outcrop with views in all directions.


Severance Hill Trail (2 miles, moderate)

Trail head is 1.5 miles north of the village.  Trailhead is marked, and parking available.  The trail goes under the bypass and climbs to 1.693 feet above sea level.  The summit has some fine views of the lakes.


Hoffman Notch Traverse (7.6 miles, moderate - 2 cars needed)

An old wagon route leads through this remove and little-traveled mountain pass and dense forest.  You'll pass huge trees, glacial erratics, 200' cliffs, fern meadows, cascading streams, several marshes and excellent views across the waters of Big Marsh.


Goose Pond (1.2 miles, easy)

This trail departs from Crane Pond Road at a point .8 miles from Crane Pond Trailhead.  The yellow-marked trail leads .6 miles to the pond.


Spectacle Pond Trail (3.2 miles easy)

Trailhead off Alder Meadow Road (about 2 miles from Route 9 intersection).  Parking available at trailhead.  The trail follows Spectacle Brook for a short distance and then turns south to the pond.  Fishing is said to be good at this pond and brook.


Gull Pond Trail (1 mile, easy)

This trail is located off Adirondack Road about 1.6 miles south of the intersection with Alder Meadow road.  Gull pond offers good brook trout fishing.

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Moose Mountain Pond ( 6 miles easy)

This trail to this remote pond parallels a stream and marsh.  There are views of the pond and mountains from the ledge at the pond's edge.  A side trail leads to Bass Lake (1.4 miles) which has rock ledges, cliffs and fishing!


Natural Stone Bridge and Caves (admission fee)

Go to end of Stone Bridge and Caves Road.  At the shop, you can purchase tickets. The paths are marked and trail signs guide you through the secluded glen besides the cascades of Trout Brook and explore the caves, grottos, waterfalls and glacial potholes.



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