Sawyer Mountain Winter Hike

Sawyer Mountain Winter Hike

As one of the more popular short hikes in the region, this makes for a great first snowshoe destination for the kids. From the trailhead you will start to climb a bit before the trail levels off on a small plateau and becomes a very easy walk through the woods. There is one slightly steeper section as it comes to some open slab rock under the deep snow cover, making footing a bit tricky, but it soon eases up. You will crest over a lower summit of Sawyer and drop slightly to the viewing platform from a rocky outcropping. This summit is well sheltered giving ample opportunity for a relaxing summit experience and the opportunity to have some hot chocolate without battling strong, cold winds.

Elevation:

2580 feet

Ascent:

575 Feet

Distance Round Trip:

2.2 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

  • Families with Kids: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Experienced Snowshoers: 2 hours
  • Out of Shape Snowshoers: 2.5 to 3 hours

Trailhead Location:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 28/30 toward Blue Mountain Lake. Continue for just under 5-miles to the trailhead on the left.

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

One: This is the perfect snowshoe trip for the entire family.

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