Crane Mountain Path

Adirondack Park, New York

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Crane Mountain Path is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Town of Johnsburg, New York. It is within Wilcox Lake Wild Forest and Adirondack Park. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 2,096 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 49 feet. The Crane Mountain Trailhead Parking is near the trailhead. Old Crane Mt Fire Tower Location and another viewpoint can be seen along the trail.
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Crane Mountain Path is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Town of Johnsburg, New York. It is within Wilcox Lake Wild Forest and Adirondack Park. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 2,096 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 49 feet. The Crane Mountain Trailhead Parking is near the trailhead. Old Crane Mt Fire Tower Location and another viewpoint can be seen along the trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Adirondack Park
Distance: 3.7
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 2,096 feet
Top Elevation: 2,096 feet
Additional Use: Swimming
Features: Views, Waterfalls
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Crane Mountain Path
Parks: Adirondack Park
Elevation Min/Max: 2047/2096 ft
Elevation Start/End: 2096/2096 ft

Crane Mountain Path Professional Reviews and Guides

"A steep climb to open scenic cliffs goes along the rocky shores of a remote wilderness pond with designated camping sites."

"Crane Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the southern Adirondacks: With its spectacular views and beautiful mountain pond, it is easy to see why. The climbing is steep, the descent bone-jarring, and the trail varied. It is a wonderful hike, but don’t expect privacy, as dozens of groups visit the peak each day.

The climb is nearly vertical in sections, and you will have to use both hands in many places. Though it’s certainly within the grasp of most hikers and many children, those with bad joints or balance won’t find the climb or descent very enjoyable."

"It’s a fun climb up rocks, slab, and a couple of ladders to an eye-popping view of the region, then a gentle descent to a small remote pond with a nice beach. The hardest part of this hike is finding the trailhead, but once there you’ll enjoy this interesting climb to the summit of Crane Mountain and the pleasant walk to the pond of the same name.

This hike is a lollipop, meaning you begin and end on the same trail, but make a loop over the mountaintop, then down to the pond on a high shelf of the mountain, before rejoining the trail you started on."

"A fun climb up rocks, slab, and a couple of ladders to an eye-popping view of the region, then a gentle descent to a small remote pond. The hardest part of this hike is finding the trailhead, but once there you’ll enjoy this interesting climb to the summit of Crane Mountain and the pleasant walk to the pond of the same name.

This hike is a lollipop, meaning you begin and end on the same trail, but make a loop over the mountaintop, then down to the pond on a high shelf of the mountain, before rejoining the trail you started on."

Recent Trail Reviews

10/9/2012
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Great trail, very scenic views from many exposed ridges. I wouldn't recommend this if wet or icy though. The ledges would be very tricky if slippery.



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May 2018