Best Snowshoeing in New York

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in New York. Use this list to plan your next New York snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Slide Mountain Loop

    17 Reviews

    Pine Hill, NY

    Southwest of Woodstock, this hike strings together the yellow Phoenicia–East Branch Trail, the red Wittenberg–Cornell–Slide Trail, and the blue Curtis–Ormsbee Trail for a rolling exploration ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Southwest of Woodstock, this hike strings together the yellow Phoenicia–East Branch Trail, the red Wittenberg–Cornell–Slide ...

  • #2 Blue Mountain Trail

    13 Reviews

    Blue Mountain Lake, NY

    Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open for public viewing, and a cherished 360-degree Central Adirondack ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open ...

  • #3 Van Hoevenberg Trail

    15 Reviews

    Lake Placid, NY

    In the High Peaks Region, this demanding all-day or overnight hike arriving from the north offers the shortest approach to Mount Marcy—at 5,344 feet, the highest point in New York State. The ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    In the High Peaks Region, this demanding all-day or overnight hike arriving from the north offers the shortest approach to ...

  • #4 North-South Lake loop

    9 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping up cherished views and passing cultural sites. Waterfalls, azalea and ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping ...

  • #5 Indian Head Mountain Loop

    8 Reviews

    Tannersville, NY

    West of Saugerties, this loop rewards with a classic Catskill setting, vistas, and challenge. Central to this hike are the 500-foot cliffs of Indian Head. Wildflowers, fall foliage, and wildlife ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    West of Saugerties, this loop rewards with a classic Catskill setting, vistas, and challenge. Central to this hike are the ...

  • #6 Onondaga Trail

    4 Reviews

    Truxton, NY

    Southeast of Syracuse, this blue-blazed trail, an extension of the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) and part of the North Country National Scenic Trail, rolls from rim to drainage, touring hemlock glen ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  15.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Southeast of Syracuse, this blue-blazed trail, an extension of the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) and part of the North Country ...

  • #7 Taughannock Falls

    2 Reviews

    Trumansburg, NY

    The water plummets down a sheer cliff wall through a small notch in the rock. In spring it’s a mighty roar. In summer it whispers with only a narrow wisp of water. In winter it forms a unique ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The water plummets down a sheer cliff wall through a small notch in the rock. In spring it’s a mighty roar. In summer it ...

  • #8 Inman Gulf Hiking and Nature Trails

    3 Reviews

    Adams Center, NY

    South of Watertown, three nature and hiking trails line up end-to-end for a single south rim tour, overlooking 5 miles of Inman Gulf. This Tug Hill State Forest area wins over visitors with ...
    •  2.5-3.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    South of Watertown, three nature and hiking trails line up end-to-end for a single south rim tour, overlooking 5 miles ...

  • #9 High Falls Loop

    4 Reviews

    Star Lake, NY

    This clockwise loop into Five Ponds Wilderness in the Cranberry Lake Region traverses a diverse area of marsh, hardwood forests, conifers, and blowdown, visiting the Dead Creek Flow of Cranberry ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This clockwise loop into Five Ponds Wilderness in the Cranberry Lake Region traverses a diverse area of marsh, hardwood forests, ...

  • #10 Tinkers Falls

    1 Reviews

    Truxton, NY

    Creel Tributary rushes through a 0.5 mile wide trough with 700-feet high walls on its way to Labrador Creek. Midway it takes a 50-foot free-fall then a 30-foot cascade in its hurry to reach Labrador ...
    •  15 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Creel Tributary rushes through a 0.5 mile wide trough with 700-feet high walls on its way to Labrador Creek. Midway it takes ...

  • #11 Corbett’s Glen (2 falls)

    0 Reviews

    Brighton, NY

    The Allens Creek valley is a natural oasis in the middle of a suburban landscape. It was saved from development by the efforts of many caring people and officially became a nature park in 1999. ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Allens Creek valley is a natural oasis in the middle of a suburban landscape. It was saved from development by the efforts ...

  • #12 Stone Valley

    3 Reviews

    Colton, NY

    In the towns of Colton, Pierrepont, and Parishville, this moderately difficult wooded trail rounds an exciting 3.2-mile stretch of the Raquette River. Waterfalls, rapids, chutes, scoured potholes, ...
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    In the towns of Colton, Pierrepont, and Parishville, this moderately difficult wooded trail rounds an exciting 3.2-mile stretch ...

  • #13 Letchworth Trail

    2 Reviews

    Mount Morris, NY

    Across the Genesee River Gorge from developed Letchworth State Park, this linear foot trail explores the wilder eastern rim. It travels in mixed woods and snares occasional river overlooks and ...
    •  14-16 hours
    •  24.8 niles miles
    •  Guide

    Across the Genesee River Gorge from developed Letchworth State Park, this linear foot trail explores the wilder eastern rim. ...

  • #14 Bud Brook Falls (12 falls)

    1 Reviews

    Dryden, NY

    The hike to Bud Brook will get your heart pumping—a good aerobic workout. You’ll climb through a forest, cross fields and pasture lands and gain a vista of the valley below from a high vantage ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Bud Brook will get your heart pumping—a good aerobic workout. You’ll climb through a forest, cross fields and ...

  • #15 Mount Marcy from Upper Works Trail

    1 Reviews

    Tahawus, NY

    Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York State, and because of its remoteness, its ruggedness, and its alpine summit, it is a difficult winter climb. Unlike most other Adirondack peaks, ...
    •  2 days
    •  20.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York State, and because of its remoteness, its ruggedness, and its alpine summit, ...

  • #16 Wittenberg Trail

    2 Reviews

    Phoenicia, NY

    Wittenberg, which is the easternmost peak of the Burroughs Range, has one of the most scenic summit vistas of any mountain in the Catskill Park. Indeed, it seems as though the Ashokan Reservoir ...
    •  5 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Wittenberg, which is the easternmost peak of the Burroughs Range, has one of the most scenic summit vistas of any mountain ...

  • #17 Murphy Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    Wells, NY

    North of Northville, this easy hike along a time-worn, centuries-old road accesses three sparkling lakes—Bennett, Middle, and Murphy—cradled in the quiet wooded beauty of the Southern Adiron ...
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    North of Northville, this easy hike along a time-worn, centuries-old road accesses three sparkling lakes—Bennett, Middle, ...

  • #18 Gorge Trail Falls (4 falls)

    1 Reviews

    Watkins Glen, NY

    The segment of trail described here is a minor portion of the trails available in this forest. The waterfalls it leads you to are relatively minor but pretty just the same. The walk to the waterfalls ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The segment of trail described here is a minor portion of the trails available in this forest. The waterfalls it leads you ...

  • #19 Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail

    2 Reviews

    Panama, NY

    Between Sherman and Panama, this long-distance linear trail strings 24 miles through a series of state forests in Chautauqua County, traversing agricultural easements in between. Changing forest, ...
    •  1-2 days
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Between Sherman and Panama, this long-distance linear trail strings 24 miles through a series of state forests in Chautauqua ...

  • #20 Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

    1 Reviews

    Wurtsboro, NY

    At this 2,200-acre wildlife management and bird conservation area—more than half of it freshwater wetland—a former railroad grade rolls out an avenue to relaxation and nature discovery. Part ...
    •  6.5-8.5 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    At this 2,200-acre wildlife management and bird conservation area—more than half of it freshwater wetland—a former railroad ...