Green Lake Trail

Green Lakes State Park, New York

Elevation Gain138ft
Trailhead Elevation420ft
Elevation Min/Max419/442ft
Elevation Start/End420/420ft

Green Lake Trail

Green Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Manlius, New York. It is within Green Lakes State Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 420 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 138 feet. Near the trailhead there are benches. The Green Lake water can be seen along the trail.

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Fishing Western New York (Falcon Guides)
Spider Rybaak
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"This 64-acre lake’s beauty makes its park one of Central New York’s most popular. Created by an ancient glacial waterfall, the lake was believed to be bottomless by Indians and early settlers alike, but recent measurements reveal it is only 195 feet deep. Key species: Rainbow trout and northern pike"
Best Easy Day Hikes: Syracuse (Falcon Guides)
Randi Minetor
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"Two deep, turquoise lakes, an old-growth forest, and a veritable festival of wildflowers and wildlife combine to make this one of the most popular easy hikes in the Syracuse area."
Five-Star Trails: Finger Lakes & Central New York (Menasha Ridge Press)
Timothy Starmer
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"The loop around Green and Round Lakes is one of the flattest and easiest trails featured in the book. Often crowded and certainly busy any time of the year, this park won’t provide privacy (for that, add the Farmer’s Hill loop featured on page 64). So why would a crowded and easy stroll be included in a hiking book? Simply put, the rare nature of these lakes makes them a must-see for anyone exploring the region. ese lakes offer a literal and illustrative window into the natural forces that shaped the present-day landscape."
Five-Star Trails: Finger Lakes & Central New York (Menasha Ridge Press)
Timothy Starmer
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"Of this park’s 1,955 acres, more than half of the acreage lies above and beyond the lakes. Yet many of the visitors to Green Lakes State Park don’t realize that the park extends far beyond the lakeside trails—which is unfortunate, for these visitors miss out on some truly distinctive aspects of the park, most notably the extensive oldgrowth forest surrounding Round Lake. But, fortunately for you, much of the trails in the upper part of the parks will be relatively uncrowded. ere still are many runners, bikers, and occasional hikers that venture up into the open fields and old-growth forest, but nothing like the crowds that stroll around the lakes."

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Green Lakes State Park
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Green Lakes State Park
Swimming, Boating
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