Moose River Plains


Indian Lake, NY 12842

The Moose River Recreation Area, including the Moose River Plains, contains about 50,000 acres of public lands crossed by more than 40 miles of old dirt logging roads. Some of them lead to nowhere (dead ends), but provide challenging rides. There are also 27 miles of trails, 140 primitive tent sites, and a firetower on Wakely Mountain. The roads are rough dirt or dirt and grass, and the 23-mile through-road, especially, is used by vehicles as well as mountain bikers. Some of the pitches are steep, but the area is fairly flat by Adirondack standards. You must register at either the Limekiln or Cedar River Road gate, but access is free.

Mountain biking

The gravel road are perfect for biking in summer and fall.

Getting there

To reach the western gate from Inlet, turn south on the Limekiln Road from Route 28 about a mile east of the village. Follow the road two miles to the entrance gate just past the Forest Ranger Headquarters. (GPS coordinates for western gate: (43.7207639N, -74.7896457W) Access to the eastern gate is via the 12-mile long partially paved Cedar River Road, originating at NYS Route 28/30 approximately 2 miles west of the village of Indian Lake. (GPS coordinates for eastern gate: (43.7264110N, -74.4749391W)

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