Balsam Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Balsam Mountain
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Arkville
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From route 28 or 49, take 49A until Rider Hollow Road. Check conditions, as road may be closed due to high snow accumulations
Total Hike Distance: 5.10 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Rider Hollow road
Trails Used: only trails provided to the peak
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Snow
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Spring
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Balsam mountain is a steady incline with some rocky parts. The “viewpoint” was less than impressive. There's no real open summit but you can see through the trees and there is one point where you can get a decent shot of an open landscape.


Lindsay Nicole

1,800 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Balsam Mountain - January 7, 2020 Trip Report January 7, 2020 4 stars 9 hours, 13 minutes Lindsay Nicole


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