Castle Rock

Blue Mountain Lake, New York 12812

Castle Rock

Castle Rock Professional Review and Guide

"From a glance at a map, this trail looks deceptively uninteresting, but it has a lot to keep your interest. The analogy to a castle is well founded, and those with active imaginations will find themselves naming gates, turrets, and other structures while exploring the area. As a short loop, it provides a refreshing change from the innumerable out-and-backs typical of summits and other trails in the park.

The parking area is a small pulloff near the Minnowbrook Conference Center. The trail register is just up the road within sight of the sandy parking area. However, the trail does not begin until a little more than 0.3 mile down the road."

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Trail Information

Blue Mountain Lake
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.7 miles
Distance
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,880 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,430 feet
Top Elevation
Views
Features
Central and Southern Adirondack trail information www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9200.html
Local Contacts
National Geographic Adirondack Park, Northville/Raquette Lake (#744)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018