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Distance:
1.0 Mile / 1.6 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Adirondack Park
Town:
Saranac Lake, New York
Directions:
44.304945, -74.111231
Added:
January 27, 2024
Updated:
February 12, 2024
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6 '

Total Change
16 '

Ascent
16 '

Descent

Explore the breathtaking Adirondack Rail Trail (Oseetah Segment) in Saranac Lake, New York, boasting an easy and universally accessible 1-mile out-and-back hike with stunning views of Scarface Mountain and Baker Mountain.

Hike
Begin your adventure at the main parking lot for the Oseetah Section of the Adirondack Rail Trail and set off on a southbound journey along the trail, meandering alongside a picturesque swampy area. As you tread the path, Scarface Mountain emerges, revealing its rugged North-facing slopes, offering captivating vistas with minimal effort.

Continue your leisurely stroll, taking in the serene surroundings until you reach a charming evergreen-lined section of the trail, where the landscape transitions. Admire the newfound views, including the majestic Baker Mountain to the North, as you retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Saranac Lake as you traverse the Adirondack Rail Trail, where every step promises breathtaking scenery and a sense of tranquility. Don't miss the chance to experience this accessible outdoor oasis and discover the allure of the Adirondacks.

Parking
Hikers will find a large parking lot at the coordinates provided on the South side of NY-68 / Saranac-Placid Road. The lot is large enough to fit over a dozen vehicles. Another similar-sized parking lot can be found across the street on the North side of the rail trail.

Universal Access
The Adirondack Rail Trail is universally accessible when there's no snow on the ground.

Pets
Dogs are allowed only if leashed and must be cleaned up after.

Biking
Biking is permitted along this trail.

Snowmobiling
This is a popular snowmobile trail during the Winter, so be mindful if planning to hike during Winter weekends.

Parks
This trail exists within the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest within Adirondack Park. You can refer to the official Saranac Lakes Wild Forest (Scarface Mountain) trail map to help plan.

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  1. Parking

    44.304945, -74.111231
  2. Main Trailhead

    44.30451, -74.11102
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1.0 mile / 1.6 km
Trail added
January 27, 2024
Hiked on
January 27, 2024
Updated on
February 12, 2024
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
January 27, 2024
Easy walk with beautiful scenery of Scarface Mountain and Baker Mountain.
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