High Falls

Cranberry Lake, New York

High Falls Professional Review and Guide

"With a wide variety of habitats and mostly easy trekking, this is an excellent introductory backpacking trip. Beaver activity is practically everywhere, with several dam tops forming part of the trail, so don’t expect to keep your feet dry for long. In midsummer, the abundance of blueberries turns foraging practically into hike-by food service.

Parking is available on either end of the loop, with roughly 0.5 mile of road in between. You will have to make the roadside trek either before or after your wilderness experience. With merely 0.5 mile and limited parking in each area, the use of two cars seems extravagant. My recommendation is to stow your pack at the trailhead on which you wish to start, park at the other trailhead, and walk back to your desired start."

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Trail Information

Cranberry Lake
Nearby City
16.2 miles
Distance
170 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Overnight
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,490 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,660 feet
Top Elevation
Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Five Ponds Wilderness: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/34719.html
Local Contacts
Five Ponds Wilderness map: tinyurl.com/5pondsmap; National Geographic Adirondack Park, Old Forge/Oswegatchie (#745)
Local Maps
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Jun 2018