Jockeybush Lake

Caroga Lake, New York 12032

Jockeybush Lake

Jockeybush Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Jockeybush Lake promises a varied experience, from streamside hiking and stream crossings to lakeside camping and even a small waterfall. As with other short hikes, this one promises a great experience for beginning hikers and a pleasant trip for the whole family.

The trail begins in the northwest corner of the pulloff, and the trail register is a few yards along the path. The trail is well marked with blue trail disks and has no intersections, so finding your way is straightforward. Roughly 0.3 mile in, you cross a seasonal stream that has a few mucky spots, and you will likely have to find a crossing off the trail"

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Hiking New York (Falcon Guides)
Rhonda and George Ostertag
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"This easy climb through rich mixed forest follows the outlet drainage to Jockeybush Lake, attractive, cold, and deep. Although the hike is short and the lake is small, the offering is big with its fishing, woods flora, and calm. This trail is ideal to cap off the day or to tuck into a busy travel schedule." Read more

Jockeybush Lake Reviews

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easy hike of about 1 mile. lots of rain this year so parts are rather muddy. someone had portaged a canoe to the lake near the beaver dam. no paddles, but, if you hike some in yourself you might have transportation across the lake. water is clean and cooler than most of the other lakes in the area. we were the only people there that day. i suspect it doesn't get too much traffic.

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Trail Information

Caroga Lake
Nearby City
2.3 miles
209 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
1,755 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,964 feet
Top Elevation
Snowmobiling, Swimming, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls
Central and Southern Adirondack trail information:
Local Contacts
National Geographic Adirondack Park, Northville/Raquette Lake (#744)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018