Hiking in Lake Champlain

Hit the trails

Lake Champlain NY area offers a multitude of hiking options for the outdoor enthusiast and history buff alike. Take a leisurely historic walking tour through one of the area's eclectic lakeside communities or challenge yourself on one of the many area trails and enjoy unforgettable views – nature's variety in the area allows you to choose your own path.

If you're interested in enjoying the crisp autumn air, transforming foliage, and learning about the area's history, grab a guide and explore the historic town of Essex, featured on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the few remaining villages in America featuring intact pre-Civil War architecture. The La Chute River Trail may also pique your interest as you explore the natural and industrial milling history along the La Chute River near Fort Ticonderoga.

Looking for something a bit more vertical? Head up Split Rock Mountain – a 6.5-mile loop within the 3,700 acre Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest and part of the largest tract of underdeveloped and forested land along the New York State shoreline of Lake Champlain. One of the more difficult trails in the area is Hurricane Mountain, offering a 5.2 mile round trip hike with big rewards – the summit features 360-degree views of Lake Champlain and the High Peaks.

If you need assistance purchasing gear or are interested in hiring an expert to accompany and educate you on your hike, contact a Lake Champlain licensed guide service – they will be more than willing to aid you as you climb your way toward the mountaintop.

For more hiking ideas, take a look at several other area trails below. 

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Adirondack Center Museum Nature Walk

Adirondack Center Museum Nature Walk
Visit a restored fire tower and the Colonial Garden with a .5 mile nature trail.Trailhead: on the grounds of the Adirondack Center ...
Location: Elizabethtown, NY
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Bald Peak

Bald Peak
Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Drive through Keene, Keene Valley and Saint Huberts. Take a left ...
Location: Elizabethtown, NY
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Barn Rock Bay

Barn Rock Bay
The Split Rock Wild Forest is known for having timber rattlesnakes and can often be seen sunning themselves at lookout and along the ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Baxter Mountain

Baxter Mountain
Baxter Mountain is a gem for the entire family. The summit of Baxter offers outstanding views as well as great blueberry picking in ...
Location: Keene, NY
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Beaver Flow Trail

Beaver Flow Trail
This is an easy hike meandering through a mixed forest, parallel to a small waterway, featuring a house-sized boulder near the end. Lots ...
Location: Essex, NY
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Belfry Mountain Trail

Belfry Mountain Trail
How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 22/9N and CR 4 in Port Henry, follow CR 4 to CR 70. Follow County Route 70 to the ...
Location: Port Henry, NY
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Black Kettle Farm Nature Trail

Black Kettle Farm Nature Trail
Pretty hike with a great view from a rocky cliff. Notice the three distinct habitats, with a river crossing on stepping stones, wetland ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Blueberry Hill Trails

Blueberry Hill Trails
The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the Town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback ...
Location: Elizabethtown, NY
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Calamity Trail

Calamity Trail
The Split Rock Wild Forest is known for having timber rattlesnakes and can often be seen sunning themselves at lookout and along the ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Champlain Bridge Trail

Champlain Bridge Trail
Champlain Bridge Trail ( 1 mi RT easy, handicapped accessible) This beautiful bridge features a walkway with great views.  ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Cheney Mountain Trail

Cheney Mountain Trail
How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 22/9N and CR 54 (Pelfershire Road) just north of Port Henry, follow CR 54 for just under ...
Location: Port Henry, NY
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Cooks Mountain

Cooks Mountain
How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 9N and Route 74 in Ticonderoga follow Route 9N south and then shortly a left onto Lord ...
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
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Coon Mountain Trail

Coon Mountain Trail
How to get thereFrom the intersection of Route 9N and Route 22 in Westport follow Route 22 north. Continue for 0.4 miles to Lakeshore ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Cross-Over Trail

Cross-Over Trail
The Split Rock Wild Forest is known for having timber rattlesnakes and can often be seen sunning themselves at lookout and along the ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Crowfoot Pond Trail

Crowfoot Pond Trail
How to get thereFrom Exit 30 off I87 follow Route 9 south toward North Hudson. Continue for only 0.2 miles to Tracy Road on the left. ...
Location: Witherbee, NY
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