Crane Mountain Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Crane Mountain Trail
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Thurman
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Rt 418 to Athol Rd,
bear left onto High Rd,
a right turn onto Mountain/Johnsburg Valley Rd
the next turn is a left onto Garnet Lake Rd, N43 32.007 W73 54.956
the second right onto Sky High Rd, the first was washed out, N43 31.564 W73 56.452
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Very Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Sky High Rd N43 32.260 W73 58.066
Trails Used: Crane Mountain Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes, Springs, Snow
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Captain John Streiff, Regional Forest Ranger
P.O. Box 296
1115 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296
Phone: (518) 897-1303, Fax: (518) 897-1370
Emergency Dispatch Regions 5 and 6: (518) 891-0235
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This was a difficult short mileage hike with high rewards. The trail is infrequently marked, with some rock scrambling, slick mossy rocks due to the trail following stream beds. There are some views but the payoff is Crane Mountain Pond. There are camp sites along the pond with a view of Crane Mountain. The hike from the pond to mountain was a slight backtrack and more fast elevation gain. The trail continued to be rocky and two ladders had to be scaled to get to the peak. The peak 3254 feet was beautiful, views were perfect. The hike down on the Putnam Trail was a quick descent and rocky, using trees for hand holds and some butt sliding too. Nice. Back to our camp.



5,150 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Crane Mountain Trail - September 10, 2011 September 10, 2011 5 stars 2 days scrapes


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