Snowy Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Snowy Mountain
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Indian Lake
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From Rt. 28 in Indian Lake take Rt.30 south 6.7 miles. Parking on left, trailhead on right.
Total Hike Distance: 7.80 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Trailhead
Trails Used: Main trail to summit/ fire tower
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Snow
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The main trail is an undulating basic forest hike to the base of the mountain itself. Do not be lured to sleep by this. Its about a 2.5 mile forest hike to the base, but things get cardio-intensive from there on out. Its a steep and constant incline for the remaining 1.3 miles or so. The last 1/4 mile is especially trying, especially in the winter (as I have just learned the hard way). The summit is forest covered so the best views are found by climbing the fire tower. There are various flat areas or open tree lines where good views can be seen on the way up. Also, the first 1/2 mile or so of trail gives good views of other peaks/ spurs and rock faces.



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