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Take a hike!

In Inlet we don't take offense to that statement — in fact, we crave the opportunity to get out there and fill our lungs with fresh mountain air. We love to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, and to reach those scenic views that make us feel like we are on top of the world. We invite you to take a hike, because after all, a trip to the Adirondacks really isn't complete unless you spend some time on the trails.

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A hiker's paradise!

Inlet truly is a hiker's paradise. The West Central Adirondacks boasts many miles of varied trails, ranging from short and easy strolls to all-day climbs. We have bog hikes on floating boardwalks and short strolls among centuries-old white pines. An avid hiker could find enough trails and hikes within a few miles of downtown Inlet to fill up months of exploration.

It is best to plan hikes based on your ability, and to let others know where you're going and when you expect to return. Bring a day pack and carry extra water, food, and layers of clothing, as the weather can change quickly in the mountains, even on a warm summer day. Hike Rocky

Take the Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Hike, bike, or paddle 12 of the 17 locations on or after October 3, 2015, then bring the brochure to the Inlet Information Office at 160 Route 28, Inlet. Everyone who completes the challenge will be listed on www.InletOutdoorChallenge.com and can get a special patch for $5.

Download the brochure: Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Download Inlet Area Hiking Guides and Maps

Moose River Plains Wild Forest Inlet, NY, 13360
This trail has easy, rolling terrain and is a great place for the whole family. The path is on an old roadbed that ends at both trailheads to...
This trail has easy, rolling terrain and is a...
Country Route 93 Inlet, NY,
While not part of the Hamilton County Fire Tower Challenge, this hike is part of the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge. With a long rocky spine and...
While not part of the Hamilton County Fire Tower...
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This is a private trail that is open to the public, so please respect the private property.From the road, climb steeply along a trail that is marked...
This is a private trail that is open to the...
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This final destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended...
This final destination lies off any developed and...
Otter Brook Road Inlet, NY, 13360
Note: Falls Pond is located in a wilderness area, so mountain bikes are not allowed.Falls Pond is a fantastic lake to swim in. In the evening you...
Note: Falls Pond is located in a wilderness area...
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Start your hike along an old forest road that quickly becomes an attractive walk through a lush hardwood forest. In the fall, during peak foliage,...
Start your hike along an old forest road that...
Otter Brook Road Inlet, NY, 13360
Note: This hike requires a good trail map, which is a must when hiking in such remote locations. Leave word about your trip plans with others before...
Note: This hike requires a good trail map, which...
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Much of this destination lies off any developed and mapped trail system; the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly...
Much of this destination lies off any developed...
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From the end of Indian River Road at the trailhead parking you will pass through boulders blocking the way from vehicular traffic. This is an old...
From the end of Indian River Road at the...
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From the end of Indian River Road at the trailhead parking you will pass through boulders blocking the way from vehicular traffic. This is an old...
From the end of Indian River Road at the...
Moose River Plains Road Inlet, NY,
This trail does not have a trail sign at the beginning off the Moose River Pains Road; you will need to look closely for a trail disk on a tree. The...
This trail does not have a trail sign at the...
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This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a faint herd path to follow once you leave the access trail. GPS, map and...
This small peak is obscure with no real trail to...
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This is a very short trail to two small backcountry ponds. These shorelines are quite attractive even in winter. Wildlife viewing has great potential...
This is a very short trail to two small...
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This narrow and obscure herd path can be a bear to locate, you will need to drive slow and keep a keen eye. The path is not signed or marked but is...
This narrow and obscure herd path can be a bear...
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This trail starts along an old forest road which can be a bit wet in spots, but easy to navigate and quite scenic. At 0.4 mile you will come to an...
This trail starts along an old forest road which...
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This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a faint herd path to follow once you leave the access trail. GPS, map and...
This small peak is obscure with no real trail to...
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From the trailhead you will continue hiking along an old woods road and cross a bridge over a muddy pond area. The trail climbs beyond this gently...
From the trailhead you will continue hiking along...
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This short hike, a seldom used trail along Twitchell Creek, brings you to a very attractive back-country pond. Once on the trail you will start a...
This short hike, a seldom used trail along...
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This is a unique loop trail that utilizes foot trails, multi-use trails, and a forest road. At the trailhead, follow the forest road to the left for...
This is a unique loop trail that utilizes foot...
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The Vista Trail has become much more over grown over the years and hence has become much less popular and maintenance has fallen to a minimum. Start...
The Vista Trail has become much more over grown...
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Access to these ponds can be made quickly from Route 28 just outside of Eagle Bay. Several campsites along the shore offer the perfect getaway for...
Access to these ponds can be made quickly from...
Big Moose Road Inlet, NY, 13360
The trail around Moss Lake traverses gently rolling double track hills for mountain bikes and also provides an easy hike. There's also the option of...
The trail around Moss Lake traverses gently...
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This hike is only accessible by boat from Big Moose Lake. How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Inlet follow...
This hike is only accessible by boat from Big...
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This hike is only accessible by boat from Big Moose Lake. How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Inlet follow...
This hike is only accessible by boat from Big...
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This hike is only accessible by boat from Big Moose Lake.How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Inlet follow Big...
This hike is only accessible by boat from Big...
Big Moose Road Inlet, NY, 13360
The trail starts out following the course of Big Moose Road and quickly comes to the old trail, which started slightly further back up the road. The...
The trail starts out following the course of Big...
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Rocky Mountain is possibly the most popular hikes in the Inlet area, maybe even in Hamilton County. The trail for Rocky Mountain is short, it's steep...
Rocky Mountain is possibly the most popular hikes...
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In the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Cathedral Pines is a short .1 mile hike that loops through a stand of magnificent of old growth virgin pines....
In the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Cathedral...
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This is a very short trail to a very small backcountry pond with a grassy shoreline. This shoreline is quite attractive and the birding opportunities...
This is a very short trail to a very small...
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Black Bear Mountain is the big brother, so to speak, of Rocky Mountain. Located so close to the village of Inlet, this peak gets some pretty serious...
Black Bear Mountain is the big brother, so to...
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Rocky Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the Inlet area, maybe even in Hamilton County. With its short trail and fun terrain it opens up...
Rocky Mountain is one of the most popular hikes...
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Located off of Uncas Road, this is a short but perfect hike to a safe, floating walkway and observation post. There is only parking for three...
Located off of Uncas Road, this is a short but...
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A 5.9-mile hike to a lake that's great for fishing for native brook trout and for primitive lean-to camping along the shore.Back in the 1880s, boats...
A 5.9-mile hike to a lake that's great for...
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Parking is at a small gravel pull off parking area along Route 28 about 2.4 miles southwest of Raquette Lake. The right path leads to the Flow. Left...
Parking is at a small gravel pull off parking...
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Enter through the Brown Tract Pond campground. Since there is direct access to the pond, this is a great place to wet a line, swim, canoe, and enjoy...
Enter through the Brown Tract Pond campground....
Eighth Lake Campground Inlet, NY, 13360
Explore this turn-of-the-century transportation route by foot or by mountain bike. This loop includes flat dirt roads that are appropriate for...
Explore this turn-of-the-century transportation...
Rondaxe Road Inlet, NY, 13360
These two ponds are located on a foot trail that's off the right side of Rondaxe Road across from the trail to Bald Mountain. Finding good casting...
These two ponds are located on a foot trail that'...
Loomis Road Inlet, NY, 13360
Fern Park is a free four-season town of Inlet recreational park located on Loomis Road, just off South Shore Road.In summer, this park offers a...
Fern Park is a free four-season town of Inlet...
Route 28 Inlet, NY, 13360
Located on the south side of Route 28, the Green Bridge and Lock and Dam picnic area offers about 20 nice fishing locations for fishermen and women...
Located on the south side of Route 28, the Green...
Limekiln Road Inlet, NY, 13360
Limekiln Lake Campground is run by the DEC. You can fish from any of the lakefront sites as well as from the public boat launch. There's splake and...
Limekiln Lake Campground is run by the DEC. You...
Limekiln Road Inlet, NY, 13360
Route 28 Inlet, NY, 13360
This is a New York state DEC campground where there is access to both Seventh and Eighth lakes and nice hiking and nature trails nearby.Loons and...
This is a New York state DEC campground where...
Otter Brook Road Inlet, NY, 13360
This is a 7.6-mile hike along the Otter Brook Basin on an old Jeep road. The mountain to the right is Kitty Cobble. The view across Little Lost Pond...
This is a 7.6-mile hike along the Otter Brook...
Parkhurst Road Inlet, NY, 13360
The trail is flat and easy, and only 0.75 mile long. It winds through a beech forest and opens up on to a small mountain lake. This lake freezes...
The trail is flat and easy, and only 0.75 mile...
North Lake Road Inlet, NY, 13360
The trail to Lower Sargent Pond is marked with both snowmobile and hiking trail markers. It goes primarily through hardwood stands with occasional...
The trail to Lower Sargent Pond is marked with...
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On this walk you'll find a series of falls flowing along the trail, which is surrounded by a white cedar and hemlock forest. The falls are 15 feet...
On this walk you'll find a series of falls...
Inlet, NY, 13360
The first two miles of this trail is on a recently closed dirt road. Then you must ford the Indian River — use caution, this river can be dangerous....
The first two miles of this trail is on a...
Cedar River Road Inlet, NY, 13360
Cedar River Flow is tucked in the mountains far from the main road. Several sites are by the outlet dam. Isolated wilderness sites are located along...
Cedar River Flow is tucked in the mountains far...
Inlet, NY, 13360
The trail on the right is flagged at the beginning with yellow and red tape. Keep a lookout for this junction as it is easily missed. The road is...
The trail on the right is flagged at the...
Inlet, NY, 13360
With many good parking spots around the Red River bridge, this trail along the Red River offers miles of access to all types of terrain. The...
With many good parking spots around the Red River...

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