Balsam and Eagle - Member Hike

Hike Name: Balsam and Eagle
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Shadaken
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: head down oliverea road, turn onto McKinley hollow road for Balsam and Eagle.
Total Hike Distance: 9.70 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: mckenley hollow
Trails Used: McKinley hollow out and back
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Rivers
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The hike was mild in the beginning. There was a low river crossing and some flat land providing a good warm up, the river probably flourishes late spring through early summer. The trail steadily increased to a steeper slope just before the trail head broke off to Eagle and Balsam. It is only .7 miles up to the peak of Balsam. It was a mildly aggressive incline compared to the first part of the climb.

The trail from the intersection to eagle is about two miles. The last little bit is a short bushwhack with a canister at the peak to log your hike if you want to be a 3500 member.


Lindsay Nicole

1,800 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Balsam and Eagle - November 21, 2019 Trip Report November 21, 2019 4 stars 9 hours Lindsay Nicole


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