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.

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#1. Slide Mountain Loop


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 at the we…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Pine Hill, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 7.2 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Van Hoevenberg Trail


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 first rec…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Lake Placid, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 14.8 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Blue Mountain Trail


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 view. B…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. North-South Lake loop


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 mounta…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Haines Falls, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 9.3 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Indian Head Mountain Loop


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 sig…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Tannersville, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 6.9 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Eternal Flame Falls


Eternal Flame Falls cuts deep into a gorge through a layer of Hanover Shale of the Late Devonian Epoch that is 85 to 95-feet thick. This shale is greenish-gray to gray colored with some black bands. T…
From the guidebook "200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide"
Buffalo, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2 miles BestHiking, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Allegany State Park, Red House Headquarters-Eastwood Meadows Loop


The biggest park in the state system, this “wilderness playground” in southwestern New York brings together even-height ridges, V-shaped valleys, man-made lakes, second-growth forests, and block-fract…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Salamanca, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 10.9 miles
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#8. Appalachian Trail


This 2,175-mile national scenic trail from Maine to Georgia cuts across the southeast corner of New York State, rolling along ridges and dipping to roads. The New York leg spans 95 miles between the C…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Pawling, NY - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 95.2 miles
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#9. Taughannock Falls


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 ice scul…
From the guidebook "200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide"
Trumansburg, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.5 miles BestHiking, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. Onondaga Trail


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 and ha…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Truxton, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 15.6 miles
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#11. Inman Gulf Hiking and Nature Trails


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 its an…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Adams Center, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 5.5 miles
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#12. High Falls Loop


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 Lake,…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Star Lake, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 16.8 miles
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#13. Tinkers Falls


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 H…
From the guidebook "200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide"
Truxton, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 0.5 mile
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#14. Floodwood Loop


This easy, although at times soggy, woodland loop in the Adirondack Lakes Region northeast of the hamlet of Tupper Lake strings together prized canoe waters. The trail travels through mature conifer-d…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Tupper Lake, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 7.7 miles
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#15. Stone Valley


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, a…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Colton, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 7.8 miles
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#16. Letchworth Trail


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 grand w…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Mount Morris, NY - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 24.8 niles
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#17. Bud Brook Falls (12 falls)


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 point.…
From the guidebook "200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide"
Dryden, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2.4 miles
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#18. Wilkinson Trail


The Saratoga National Historical Park, site of the turning point of the American Revolution, is located in the hills above the Hudson River between the towns of Schuylerville and Stillwater about 30 m…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: New York"
Stillwater, NY - Snowshoeing - 4.2 miles
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#19. Taconic Crest Trail


The nearly 40-mile-long Taconic Crest Trail strings from southwest Vermont through New York to Pittsfield State Forest in Massachusetts. Hiking the New York section of the trail north from Petersburg…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Petersburg, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 8.8 miles
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#20. Corbett’s Glen (2 falls)


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. Native…
From the guidebook "200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York: A Finders' Guide"
Brighton, NY - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 0.8 mile
Published by Footprint Press