Most of the trail is rocky but you wouldn't know it in winter unless conditions are less than favorable. All the rocks and imperfections of a trail are covered in snow, making for a much smoother walking surface. The trail you will find swings around the western slopes of the mountain with the steep slopes of Coney on your right. Soon the trail steepens and continues to move around to the northern slopes of the peak.
On the back side of the mountain you will come to the original path to the summit, located just below the summit. The last section is over slab rock; your snowshoes should be great traction. On the wide open summit you can see Goodman Mountain to the north and Mount Morris to the northeast. The frozen waters of Tupper Lake can be seen to the north as well and the wooded hills of the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest to the west glisten in white. As far as views go, this is one of the best in the area. This well used trail and bald summit should be a highlight to your visit to the region.
Distance Round Trip:
Approximate Time Round Trip:
- Families with Kids: 2.5 to 3 hours
- Experienced Snowshoers: 1.5 to 2 hours
- Out of Shape Snowshoers: 2 to 2.5 hours
From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28N in the Village of Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Follow here for just under 12-miles to trailhead on the right. A state DEC sign marks the location.
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest
Two, good destination for a beginner snowshoe, but can be a bit steep in sections, otherwise this would be a one.