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    Short Swing Trail

    Paradox, New York

    Short Swing Trail

    Short Swing Trail Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "One of the primary accesses into the lake-studded Pharaoh Lake Wilderness is called the Short Swing Trail (which, logically, is shorter than the Long Swing Trail, which traverses the backcountry from NY 74 to Putnam Pond). As a snowshoe route, it is a beauty. Officially, it is 5.5 miles long and ends near Oxshoe Pond, but it connects with other trails and passes so many potential bushwhacks that it is hard to confine your explorations just to the trail itself. It passes six ponds, three lean-tos, and five small mountains with good views. Even if you stay the weekend, you will not likely get to see it all. This route will beckon you more than once."

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    Trail Information

    Paradox
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    Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills

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    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    11.2
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2 days
    Duration
    Winter
    Season
    950 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    1,480 feet
    Top Elevation
    NYS DEC Warrensburg Office
    Local Contacts
    USGS Pharaoh Mountain, Graphite, and Eagle Lake
    Local Maps

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