Hiking

Bald Mountain

Rondaxe Mountain is also known as Bald Mountain. It is perhaps one of the most popular hiking destination in the Old Forge Region. This 2-mile round-trip hike takes you to the top of Bald Mountain, with beautiful views overlooking the Fulton Chain of Lakes. A climb up the fire tower awards you with views of Blue Mountain and, on a clear day, the High Peaks. This hike starts off with a moderate incline, then ascends rather steeply with some rocky ridge walking before reaching the summit.

  • Rondaxe Road
  • Old Forge, NY
  • 13420

Beaver Lake Trail

The Beaver Lake Trail offers a pleasant hiking or biking trail that is just under 5 miles and is relatively easy. The trail is set on a dirt road along a lakeshore that was home to a private estate over 100 years ago. Beaver Lake Trail is located in Inlet; to get to the trail head, take Otter Brook Road which is off of Moose River Plains Road. Drive for about 1 mile and cross the bridge over the South Branch Moose River. Once you cross the bridge, turn right on the first side road. South Branch Moose River will meet the bridge over Otter Brook; the trail starts by crossing this bridge.

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is a relatively difficult 4 mile hike with a 1,500 foot elevation gain before reaching the summit at 3,759′. There are many moderate to steep climbs on the way up that lead to beautiful views from the summit and an even better view from atop the fire tower.

Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls has a short and quite popular trail that leads hikers to many large flat rocks that they’re able to stand on and watch the river and its waterfalls. The half-mile round trip is well worth the drive, with beautiful photo opportunities next to the roaring falls. Reach the trailhead by traveling on North Point Road in Long Lake.

Cascade Lake & Falls

Cascade Lake offers both on and off water adventure – enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the lake or enjoy hiking on its surrounding 5.5 mile loop. While hiking, you will come across a narrow waterfall on the inlet stream. Reach the trailhead on the right by traveling about 1 mile on Big Moose Road in the town of Eagle Bay.

  • Old Forge, NY
  • 13420

Cascade Pond

The beautiful walk out to Cascade Pond is about 5.6 miles with a few steep ascends and descends. This trail is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is a moderate 4 mile trail that is steep at points. The final climb to the summit is relatively steep and leads to a rocky plateau that juts about 200 feet out over the forest. From the summit, hikers are able to see Blue Mountain Lake as well as many surrounding islands.

Cathedral Pines

Cathedral Pines is a beautifully scenic area located near Seventh Lake just off of State Route 28. The short 0.1 mile hike takes you back in time to see beautiful, towering old growth white pines.

Great Camp Sagamore Lake Trail

This 3.7 mile loop is an easy and scenic trail that is full of history. The trail itself is set on an old carriage road that hikers can explore or you can choose to pay for a guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore – once a summer home to the Vanderbilts.

Lost Pond

Lost Ponds is an easy 2 mile trail that follows a stillwater area. Lost Ponds will eventually lead you to Sumner Stream and other popular fishing spots.

  • Big Moose Road
  • Inlet, NY
  • 13331
  • Loomis Road
  • Inlet, NY
  • 13360
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  • Inlet, NY
  • 13360
  • Big Moose Road
  • Eagle Bay, NY
  • 13331
  • Raquette Lake, NY
  • 13436