All Upstate New York Trails

Here, you'll find listings of area trails where you can get outside with a bike or a good pair of hiking shoes. We also share tips for planning excursions and staying safe outside.

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Deer Leap (Tongue Mountain Range)

Starting from the top of the Tongue Mountain Range, this brief trail traverses Adirondack forest to reach an outcropping overlooking Lake George.

Capital Region Hikes with Small Children

Several options for finding a place to walk without going beyond your kids' limits

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

A well-maintained trail following the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers through the Capital Region and further west

Palmertown Range

High up above Moreau Lake, the Palmertown Range includes an extensive trail system stretching seven miles across Adirondack foothills

Inman Pond

Hike out to a secluded pond nestled in the midst of the Lake George Wild Forest.

Prospect Mountain

A brief but somewhat strenuous hike to the top of a vantage point overlooking southern Lake George.

Sleeping Beauty Mountain

A moderately easy hike to a view of the southern portion of Lake George.

Shelving Rock Mountain

Following an old carriage road, this mountain offers a simple hike for families with a view of Lake George at the top.

Hadley Mountain

A relatively short hike to a rewarding view and a restored fire tower

Zim Smith Trail

A 9 mile multi-use trail extending from Halfmoon to Ballston Spa

Trail Map